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Chapter 12: Shortwave and Microwave Diathermy

Diathermy can create both thermal and nonthermal effects.

a. True

b. False

a. True

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

a. True

b. False

a. True

Shortwave diathermy penetrates more superficially than microwave diathermy.

a. True

b. False

b. False

Shortwave capacitor electrodes are called which of the following?

a. air space plates

b. pad electrodes

c. both a and b

d. neither a nor b

c. both a and b

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

a. capacitor electrode

b. induction electrode

c. cable electrode

d. none of the above

b. induction electrode

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

a. electrical field, magnetic field

b. magnetic field, electrical field

c. magnetic field, eddy current

d. eddy current, electrical field

a. electrical field, magnetic field

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

a. capacitance technique

b. pulsed shortwave diathermy

c. pad electrodes

d. induction technique

d. induction technique

Which of the following is a contraindication for diathermy?

a. watches or jewelry

b. improving range of motion

c. muscle guarding

d. increased blood flow

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