Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy for the early detection of lymphedema

Ward, Leigh C. (2011). Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy for the early detection of lymphedema. In: 23rd International Congress of Lymphology: Program Book; Abstract Book. 23rd International Congress of Lymphology, Malmö, Sweden, (31-31). 19th - 23rd September 2011.

Author Ward, Leigh C.
Title of paper Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy for the early detection of lymphedema
Conference name 23rd International Congress of Lymphology
Conference location Malmö, Sweden
Conference dates 19th - 23rd September 2011
Proceedings title 23rd International Congress of Lymphology: Program Book; Abstract Book
Place of Publication Malmö, Sweden
Publisher International Congress of Lymphology
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Oral presentation
Start page 31
End page 31
Total pages 1
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary It is now three decades since the measurement of electrical impedance was first proposed for the measurement of edema (Watanabe et al., 1981) although it was not until 10 years later that it was demonstrated clinically as being diagnostically informative (Ward et al., 1992). Since then, methods of impedance measurement have been standardised and impedance instrumentation specifically designed for lymphedema assessment have been produced. Yet the method has still to gain wide acceptance in a clinical setting (Mohler and Mondry, 2011). The reasons for this are unclear but may relate to the technical complexity of the method, equipment costs or simply wide-spread acceptance of long-standing use of tape measurements of limb volume. This instructional session will provide a simple overview of the principles of the technique, review how it may be used in clinical practice and evaluate the advantages of BIS vis-á-vis other commonly used assessment tools.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes SESSION 09 MEASURING METHODS I

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