Ultrasound waves at intensities above 104 watts per minute (wpm) can do serious damage to living tissues. This is known as high-intensity ultrasound (HU). HU is a powerful technology that can treat a wide range of issues, including cancer, injury, and surgery.
However, HU requires special ultrasound equipment and training to use. Most of the time, people who learn how to use HU only uses it for surgery!
Surgery is a pretty special way to use HU because the patient must be hospitalized until all of the surgery has been completed. Any initial healing effects must be treated with more training and equipment settings.
This article will talk about some common areas of health where high-intensity ultrasonography (HUTN) may be beneficial.
How are they different from audible sound waves?
The term ultrasound refers to a specific type of sound wave that is created by a special device called a ultrasound transducer.
Ultrasound waves are typically used for detecting and monitoring internal organs, such as the brain and liver. They can be extremely helpful in diagnosing and treating conditions, such as pre-bacterial meningitis, bacterial meningitis, orGM-Guillain-Acoury syndrome (GMA syndrome).
However, because of their high intensity, ultrasound waves can be dangerous to living tissues. This is why they are only used in very rare instances where there is no other option available.
They can cause tissue irritation or damage when encountered at a higher intensity. This occurs due to the transition from sound to heat when passing through tissue.
As the sound passes through the tissue, it creates heat which bubbles up into the body via its opening passages. These bubbles turn into foam which escapes through the skinfacing either upward or outwardly.
What is the frequency of ultrasound waves?
A frequency of ultrasound waves is measured in hertz (Hz). This number corresponds to the timing of the waves in relation to each other.
It is typically measured in cycles per second (CPS). In other words, a wave that has a timing of 1 second will have a frequency of 1 Hertz.
The more frequent the ultrasound waves, the greater the chance that they can damage living tissue. More heavily timed ultrasonic waves can penetrate deeper into tissue and cause more harm than less heavily timed ones.
Dr. Angelica Neison is a board-certified family medicine doctor who specializes in treating chronic illness and injury management. She gives lots of good advice on her website, DrAngelicaNeison.com.
She states that it is best to stay below 30 hertz during an ultrasound for health reasons and because it takes longer to prevent blockages than higher frequencies.
What is the wavelength of ultrasound waves?
Ultrasound waves have a very limited wavelength. They are not able to pass through anything except for light. This makes it difficult to do ultrasound on very large areas of muscle, like a bone or tissue.
Ultrasound is typically used in pregnant women to check for gestational sacs or baby movements. Because ultrasound has such a limited range of waves, it is important to know what the wavelengths are.
Mostly long and thin objects like bones or thick muscle cannot be scanned with ultrasonography. However, even though the image looks truncated, the inside of the object is still there! This is due to the small range of ultrasound frequencies that can pass through air enough time for an image to be recorded.
How are these different from infrasound waves?
Intensities above 104 meters/378 feet are referred to as ultrasonic waves. These waves can do significant damage to living tissues, especially when they are close to the source such as a baby in the womb.
Ultrasound is a type of sound wave. As the name suggests, it is very high-pitched, often measured in hertz (nearly half a second). This means that it is difficult for the human ear to hear, but for the brain it feels like very strong vibration.
The brain uses this vibration to tell you that something is different and special and needs attention. For example, if you noticed that your baby seemed restless or wasn’t growing at a steady rate, you would use an ultrasound to check on them.
Using ultrasounds can be scary, which is one of the reasons why they are done by qualified professionals.
What damage can intense ultrasound do to living tissues?
Over the past few years, significant research has been conducted into the effects of ultra-sonlog waves on tissue function. In fact, many doctors are now including relaxation techniques in ultrasound therapy training programs to address this emerging field of medicine.
As the field grows and more research is done, there are more answers to what works and what does not work for treating chronic back pain.
Many studies show that intense ultrasound can damage blood vessels and tissue around a surgical site. This can be important when talking about switching from prescription drugs to non-drug alternatives in treating pain.
Because surgery is such a big part of treatment for many people, staying informed about possible side effects is important.
How can I protect myself from these effects?
If you are pregnant, you should avoid ultrasound waves at or above 104 w/m2. If you are not pregnant, you should avoid them unless the practitioner has a reason to do so.
The exact parameter that makes a ultrasound machine sensitive to human body heat is the intensity of the light. A machine that is fully dark when it turns on can be shocked by a very high amount of heat from a living tissue. This is why some prenatal exams use an LED light instead of a hard light.
However, most doctors will not tell their patients about this because they get paid on how many patients they treat, not whether they used an ultrasound or not.
But it is worth knowing that this may effect your doctor’s decisions about who gets an abortion and what intensities they need for detecting fetal heart beat.
What are the applications of ultrasound waves?
Ultrasound waves are a miracle technology. They can do pretty serious damage to living tissues, but only when used correctly.
MostLY, ultrasound is used for medical and surgical purposes. For example, ultrasound is used to check for tumors, evaluate an area of pain, and confirm a diagnosis for surgery.
But even with these uses, ultrasound isn’t just played around with! A number of non-medical applications use ultrasound waves.
For example, real estate agents use specialized software that uses ultrasound waves to guide clients through the process of buying a house. Lawyers use specialized software that uses ultrasound waves during court appearances and depositions. And doctors tend to use software that uses ultrasonics during surgeries and post-op visits.
Can I use home devices that emit intense ultrasound waves?
A lot of people think that ultrasound machines are just for the doctor to check you are still pregnant and that you must be in a doctor-supervised setting to use them. However, you can safely and cheaply treat your pregnant self at home with a computer-based ultrasound machine at up to 104 watts (1,400 milliamp hour capacity) of ultrasound power.
This is considerably more powerful than the standard clinical ultrasonic probe used by doctors. This doctor-specific probe typically has an intensity of about 30 kilohertz or 16 megahertz. Your computer-based ultrasound machine typically has an intensity of around 84 watts!
You can find both models online or at local retail stores. They all have the same effect, which is a cross-section of the uterus showing on the screen.