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Chapter 13: Light Therapy

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An atom containing more energy than normal is considered to be in an excited state.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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HeNe and AuAg lasers are the most common.

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a. True

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b. False

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b. False

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Tissue responses occurring from absorption of the light are direct effects.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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Which of the following is NOT a property of lasers?

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a. monochromaticity

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b. coherence

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c. divergenge

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d. collimation

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c. divergenge

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___________lasers may be used for wound healing and pain management.

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a. High-power

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b. Low-power

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c. Hot

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d. Chemical

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b. Low-power

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Wounds treated with low-power lasers were shown to have what?

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a. increased tensile strength

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b. increased collagen synthesis

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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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How are lasers thought to influence the inflammatory process?

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a. decrease prostaglandin production

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b. increase lymphocyte activity

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c. realign collagen

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d. increase metabolism

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a. decrease prostaglandin production

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What type of laser application technique consists of holding the applicator over each square centimeter for the appropriate period of time?

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a. dosimetry

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b. wanding

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c. scanning

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d. gridding

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d. gridding

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Which of the following is a contraindication for ...

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