Ultrasound aimed to move, not blast, kidney stones

Lower-power device could help stones pass naturally, reducing pain and expense

By Hannah Hickey  |  UW Today  |  Updated 3:30 PM, 01.10.2014

Posted in: Research

  • Kidney stones' size indicates why they could cause pain. UW Applied Physics Laboratory
UW Medicine is undertaking a 15-patient trial of a specialized ultrasound device to move, not obliterate, kidney stones. The device is being developed by the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory.

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