The pulse slot is a handy small console or computer that has a fixed screen that shows information on the circuit of a vibrating object. It is mainly used in medical and dental settings to get a diagnosis of tissue structure in order to treat these parts. The frequency and intensity of a vibration are using to measure the resonance frequencies of the tissues that could be divided into various body parts. For example, the frequency of an echo produced by the hyoid bone could indicate the location of a fractured bone or when a portion of the bone breaks down the resulting hole is identified by a similar occurrence in the frequency.
The primary function of the slot is to measure the volume and surface of the cavity by means of the way it vibrates. Normally the body parts that can be scanned are limited to those that are sensitive to vibration such as the ears, tongue, sinuses, nasal passageways, and the trachea, all of which emit vibrational frequencies. A sophisticated computerized vibrating machine called a patch scanner is used to produce a three dimensional image of the tissue structure. A pulsed sound is created in order to measure the resonance frequencies of the tissue. The three dimensional image is then translated into a software for a computer to view.
The pulse slot measures tissue and cavity resonance by means of three basic components namely the frequency of the sound, the width of the slot, and the depth of the slot. The frequency is also measured by means of a switch that controls the amplitude of the wave at any given point on the slot. To compensate for this, the depth of the slot is varied by means of an electronic controller.
The manufacturers of the pulse slot usually provide accessories for the use of the machine. For example, the handheld multimeter can be used to measure the inside pressure of the cavity or a probe with a flexible wire that is used to measure and monitor the frequency of the sound produced by the slot. The device can also be connected to an ambulance scanner or other instruments that will be used to create images of the tissues.
One other useful accessory that is available with the machine is a diagnostic transmitter that enables the user to use the slot to transmit a signal. The diagnostic transmitter is typically used to take images of the patient, a nebulizer that is attached to the slot, or to transmit a sound wave through the slot. The diagnostic transmitter is also important because it helps to focus the scanner and facilitate a clear image of the affected part.
The use of the slot in the medical field is expanding exponentially. For example, a recent study revealed that a pulse slot detector is being used in the field of child health care. It was discovered that the device can help to detect abnormalities of the heart, lung, and blood vessels in children.
The instrument tends to detect abnormalities in children that are younger than 18 months of age. The success rate has been about 50 percent and children can get first aid after just one use. This particular device is made with soft shock absorbing material, which is visible to the naked eye. Although it is portable and easily accessible to the market, it is not suitable for patients with heavy or very fragile skin.
A pulse slot is able to get through many types of skin. In addition, it is possible to combine the use of two different frequencies from different frequency ranges for the same individual in order to get a more accurate and comprehensive image.