Mettler Auto-Therm ME300 Diathermy
Deep Therapeutic Heat
Mettler Diathermy ME300 unique induction field circuitry produces a shortwave frequency of 27.12 MHz that comfortably penetrates deep into muscle tissue with negligible heating in the fatty layer or bone. This therapeutic heat penetrates deeper than ultrasound and covers about 5 to 10 times the area and is a hands-free therapy in most cases.
The unit is easy to use and offers the clinician maximum treatment flexibility, providing deep heat within each patient’s comfort zone.
Indications For Medical Diathermy
Mettler Diathermy ME300 is effective when deep heating of body tissues is desired. Beneficial effects include decreased joint stiffness, increased vasodilation, muscle spasm relief and reduced pain from ligamentous sprains and strains. Often, a regimen of manipulation and exercise is prescribed with medical diathermy to produce optimal therapeutic benefits.
Contraindications for Diathermy
Shortwave Diathermy should not be used in body areas with impaired circulation or nerve sensation, in individuals with pacemakers or metal implants, on metal treatment tables, or over the pregnant uterus.
(For a more complete listing of the indications and contraindications, please consult “Therapeutic Microwave and Shortwave Diathermy: A Review of Thermal Effectiveness, Safe Use and State of the Art: 1984.” FDA85-8237.)
Three basic subassemblies make up the ME300 Auto*Therm:
- the base (with 4 casters)
- the post assembly (chassis)
- the head and arm assembly.
All circuitry is solid state except for the two 6HF5 power oscillator tubes in the treatment head (drum head assembly)
Input: 105/120VAC, 3.0 Amps. Maximum
Frequency 27.12MHz + 160KHz
Indication: Analog Meter, 5 – 100 relative units
Treatment Timer : 1-30 minutes mechanical timer
Console Post: 40in, (100cm) high
Base: 18in X 18in. (46 cm X 46 cm)
Weight: 30 ;bs. (14 kg)
Tubes 6HF5 (2)
Fuse: AGC 3.o AMP Slow-Blow (external) | AGC 0.6 AMP Slow-Blow (Internal)
Test Equipment Required
- Hipot Tester
- Appropriate soldering Iron
- Standard loads
- Ground leakage tester
- Frequency Meter