diathermy machine


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diathermy machine

[′dī·ə‚thər·mē mə‚shēn]
(electronics)
A radio-frequency oscillator, sometimes followed by rf amplifier stages, used to generate high-frequency currents that produce heat within some part of the body for therapeutic purposes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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HFAC generated by the diathermy electrosurgical device passes down one tine of the forceps and then through the patient's tissue placed between the tips before returning to the diathermy machine through the second tine (Hay 2007).
He said with assistance of government new modern M.I.R and C.T.scan machine has been installed in hospital, 20 incubators for children, 20 photo therapy machines, 35 ventilators, 25 O.T lights, 30 Diathermy machines, modern machines for physiotherapy and 30 dialysis machines have been installed due to which patients were getting direct benefits.
A small blood vessel gripped between the jaws will be coagulated, whereas there will be no damage to the adjacent structures; most of the modern diathermy machines support the use of bipolar probe without modification unlike ligasure and harmonic scalpel in which the machine is very expensive.
The Ministry of Health and Social Services has received 32 Diathermy machines from USAID Namibia.
The energy provided by electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and short-wave diathermy machines helps to reduce swelling and pain, and increases circulation, which stimulates the cells to heal damaged tissue.