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Offline Asif.Hossain

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Microwave diathermy
« on: November 09, 2014, 01:21:35 PM »
It's an electromagnetic wave used for treatment purposes with wavelength between infra-red rays and short wave diathermic waves.
The heat energy obtained from the wave is used for giving relief to the patient.
Treatment Settings

Micro-wave diathermy waves used for treatment is of Wave length - 12.25 cm
Frequency - 2,450 cycles/sec

Production of Waves

The waves are obtained by heating special type of valve called Magnetron. The output is carried to a small aerial and microwaves are emitted.

Where useful?

1.   Pain
2.   Bacterial infection
3.   Septic fingers
4.   Boils
5.   Abscess

Where it should not be used?

1.   Cancer
2.   Tuberculosis of Bone
3.   Recent exposure to X-rays
4.   Defective blood circulation (In cases like Diabetes)
Advantages
1.   Healing of infections is faster
2.   Aids in relaxation
Disadvantages
1.   Burns
2.   Injuries to eyes
Muhammad Asif Hossain
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Planning & Devolopment
Daffodil International University
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Re: Microwave diathermy
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 03:31:41 PM »
Useful information.

Offline Nahian Fyrose Fahim

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Re: Microwave diathermy
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 12:16:07 PM »
nice sharing
Nahian Fyrose Fahim
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Department of Pharmacy
Daffodil International University
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