Ultrasound - The Difference Between Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound » Discussions

Therapeutic Ultrasound and Water Application

  • Posted April 13, 2017
    Thank you for the informative session on Therapeutic and Diagnostic Ultrasound.  I use this modality in practice, and was interested in viewing the video for interest sake.  One comment I have heard from human physiotherapists (from discussions and my CCRT training) is you may need to increase the W/Cm2 or time when doing an underwater application.  Evidence (human lit) suggests that ultrasound gel is a better coupling medium than water, and the tissue temperature with an underwater T U/S treatment is not raised as much as with use of coupling gel.  A similar case is likely in animals: