Analyses of Kidney-Stone Fragments Recovered from Patients After Shock-Wave Lithotripsy
Since different stone compositions stem from different etiologies, successful prophylactive regimens to prevent stone recurrence depend on the definitive analyses of stones. In Toronto, Canada, analyses of kidney-stone fragments recovered from patients after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) involve both X-ray diffraction (XRD) for crystal-phase identification, and analytical scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for elemental analyses and morphology.
KeywordsUric Acid Calcium Phosphate Urinary Stone Cartilage Calcification Stone Composition
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