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Chapter 13: Light Therapy

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

a. True

b. False

a. True

HeNe and AuAg lasers are the most common.

a. True

b. False

b. False

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

a. True

b. False

a. True

Which of the following is NOT a property of lasers?

a. monochromaticity

b. coherence

c. divergenge

d. collimation

c. divergenge

___________lasers may be used for wound healing and pain management.

a. High-power

b. Low-power

c. Hot

d. Chemical

b. Low-power

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

a. increased tensile strength

b. increased collagen synthesis

c. both a and b

d. neither a nor b

c. both a and b

How are lasers thought to influence the inflammatory process?

a. decrease prostaglandin production

b. increase lymphocyte activity

c. realign collagen

d. increase metabolism

a. decrease prostaglandin production

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

a. dosimetry

b. wanding

c. scanning

d. gridding

d. gridding

Which of the following is a contraindication for ...

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