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Sound waves?

Posted by Rebecca F. on 5/05/02 at 14:48 (082516)

Are the shock waves used in ESWT sound waves? What allows for the deeper penetration of tissues vs. therapeutic ultrasound?

Re: Sound waves?

DR Zuckerman on 5/05/02 at 15:01 (082517)

Hi
Yes they are sound waves. The aptitude, duration, rate is different in Shockwave. This is accomplished via a lens in electromagic produced shockwaves and via an ellipical shape bowl with sparkgag. There is a very good section on this board on shockwave how they produced,s their effect on tissue. Shockwave have the ability to change biological tissue , diagnostic sound waves don't .

Re: Sound waves?

DR Zuckerman on 5/05/02 at 15:01 (082517)

Hi
Yes they are sound waves. The aptitude, duration, rate is different in Shockwave. This is accomplished via a lens in electromagic produced shockwaves and via an ellipical shape bowl with sparkgag. There is a very good section on this board on shockwave how they produced,s their effect on tissue. Shockwave have the ability to change biological tissue , diagnostic sound waves don't .