Image of intravenous pyelography before shock wave
As leading veterinary clinics look for alternatives to treating pain and lameness in dogs and possibly reducing pain medication use, shock wave
is offering a well-studied and viable treatment alternative.
At the same time, due to the longer width of the lagging wave, the distance between shock wave
fronts is larger than in the previous case (Fig.
If the region is reached by the back of a shock wave
, the back of the shock wave
and the flow thereafter becomes single phase.
The entropy equation across the shock wave
in non-ideal gas may be written as Robert and Wu 
As the shock wave
comes, it breaks it up into small shock-lets,'' said Michael Toberman, Dryden's program manager for Quiet Spike testing.
By applying shock waves
in experiments using pigs, Japanese researchers achieved surprising results - a neoplasm of blood vessels in the heart was observed.
Energy released by the bubbles also creates a secondary shock wave
The Caltech team members will attempt to build a virtual lithotriptor to simulate what happens to the kidney in a shock wave
Two years ago, the FDA approved the first device that uses extracorporeal shock wave
therapy (ESWT) to treat chronic plantar fasciitis (see The Clinic).
Key features include: patented, piston shape delivers a more powerful and sustained shock wave
; and energy recovery valve recycles rebounding shock waves
and adds energy to the next blow.
Contrary to popular belief, a piece of rock fails not because it is crushed, but when a shock wave
is created in the piece of rock by a sharp blow.