Quantitative bioimpedance spectroscopy for the assessment of lymphoedema

Ward, L. C., Czerniec, S. and Kilbreath, S. L. (2009) Quantitative bioimpedance spectroscopy for the assessment of lymphoedema. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 117 3: 541-547. doi:10.1007/s10549-008-0258-0

Author Ward, L. C.
Czerniec, S.
Kilbreath, S. L.
Title Quantitative bioimpedance spectroscopy for the assessment of lymphoedema
Journal name Breast Cancer Research and Treatment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-7217
Publication date 2009-10
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10549-008-0258-0
Volume 117
Issue 3
Start page 541
End page 547
Total pages 7
Editor M. E. Lippman
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
920203 Diagnostic Methods
Abstract The aim was to make bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) quantitative for assessment of lymphoedema. Apparent resistivity coefficients were determined for the intra- and extracellular water of arms in a control cohort of women (n = 66). These coefficients were used to predict water volumes in the arms of women with lymphoedema (n = 23) and a separate control group without lymphoedema (n = 13) and to compare these with total arm size measured by perometry. Total arm volume was highly correlated (r = 0.80–0.90) with arm fluid volumes predicted by BIS and the proportional increase in arm size predicted by BIS was not significantly different to that measured by perometry. BIS predicted that the increased volume in the women with lymphoedema was predominantly (60%) due to increase in extracellular fluid. BIS is capable of quantifying the volume increase in limb size seen in lymphoedema.
Keyword Impedance
Impedance ratio
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 11 December 2008

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
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