Kidney Stones In Space: Ultrasound R&D Gets A “Push” From NASA
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
System in pre-IDE phase with FDA uses focused, longer-duration ultrasound waves to push kidney stones out of the body. Applications are promising both on earth and in space, and NASA is a major funder.
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