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Chapter 12: Shortwave and Microwave Diathermy

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Diathermy can create both thermal and nonthermal effects.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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Microwave diathermy is more suited for use in areas with little subcutaneous fat.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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Shortwave diathermy penetrates more superficially than microwave diathermy.

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a. True

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b. False

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b. False

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Shortwave capacitor electrodes are called which of the following?

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a. air space plates

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b. pad electrodes

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c. both a and b

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d. neither a nor b

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c. both a and b

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The drum electrode is an example of a(n) _____________.

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a. capacitor electrode

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b. induction electrode

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c. cable electrode

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d. none of the above

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b. induction electrode

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Microwave diathermy units produce a strong _________ and a weak _____________.

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a. electrical field, magnetic field

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b. magnetic field, electrical field

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c. magnetic field, eddy current

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d. eddy current, electrical field

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a. electrical field, magnetic field

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What type of diathermy should be used to heat a large area on a patient with thick subcutaneous fat?

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a. capacitance technique

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b. pulsed shortwave diathermy

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c. pad electrodes

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d. induction technique

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d. induction technique

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Which of the following is a contraindication for diathermy?

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a. watches or jewelry

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b. improving range of motion

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c. muscle guarding

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d. increased blood flow

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