Like all STORZ MEDICAL shock wave machines the MODULITH® SLC is equipped with the patented electromagnetic cylindrical shock wave generator.
Due to its excellent dosage and stability, shock wave pulses are precisely matched to the individual anatomical conditions. Ischemic areas of the myocardium are selected and exposed to controlled levels of shock wave energy.
The cylindrical configuration enables in-line integration of ultrasound transducers for simultaneous observation of the shock wave, passing from skin to myocardium.
The shock wave field is directed according to the live ultrasound image to avoid obstructing bones of the ribcage as far as possible and to keep lung tissue out of the shock wave pass.
An important feature of the specific shock wave generator design is its ability to select an extremely wide range of energy levels. For cardiac application very low energy levels should be selected to start with to be followed by a gradual increase to therapeutic levels.
Shock wave energy delivered remains precisely on the adjusted level, unless willingly modified. Energy fluctuations as common with ordinary shock wave generators are prevented by the unique design of the STORZ MEDICAL cylinder source.