This paper summarizes the special session, “Shock Waves and Ultrasound for Calculus Fragmentation,” that took place during the 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and 2018 Acoustics Week in Canada. The sessions were cosponsored by the Biomedical Acoustics and Physical Acoustics Technical Committees and consisted of ten talks by industry and academic researchers from institutions in the United States, France, and the Russian Federation. The sessions described basic and applied acoustic research to manage urinary stones.

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