Time-resolved imaging of cavitation effects during laser lithotripsy
Authors: Siano S., Pini R., Salimbeni R., Vannini M.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Via Panciatichi 56/30, Firenze, 50127, Italy
Abstract: We devised a diagnostic technique based on a pump-and-probe scheme that provided time- resolved imaging of photofragmentation effects during laser lithotripsy. The evolution of the cavitation bubble induced on kidney stone samples by underwater irradiation with a XeCl excimer laser is presented and analyzed.
KeyWords: Biological organs; Cavitation; Chlorine compounds; Excimer lasers; Laser tissue interaction; Plasma interactions; Tissue, Cavitation bubble; Cavitation effect; Diagnostic techniques; Laser lithotripsy; Photofragmentation; Pump-and-probe; Time resolved imaging; XeCl excimer laser, Pumping (laser)DOI: 10.1117/12.199199