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Effects of lithotripsy on rat kidney: evaluation with MR imaging, histology, and electron microscopy

Neuerburg, J. ; Daus, H.J. ; Recker, F. ; Bohndorf, K. ; Bex, A. ; Guenther, R. ; Hofstaedter, Ferdinand



Abstract

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 1.5 T was used to evaluate the effects of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in 30 rats and the findings on T1- and T2-weighted (spin echo 600/22, 1,600-2,000/90) images were compared with histology and scanning microscopy. The observed pathologic changes increased in severity with the number of shock waves given (500-5,000 15 kV). Post-ESWL MR ...

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