Bioimpedance for the spot measurement of tissue density

Dylke, E. S., Ward, L. C., Stannard, C., Leigh, A. and Kilbreath, S. L. (2013) Bioimpedance for the spot measurement of tissue density. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 434 1: 012054.1-012054.4. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/434/1/012054

Author Dylke, E. S.
Ward, L. C.
Stannard, C.
Leigh, A.
Kilbreath, S. L.
Title Bioimpedance for the spot measurement of tissue density
Journal name Journal of Physics: Conference Series   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-6588
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/1742-6596/434/1/012054
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 434
Issue 1
Start page 012054.1
End page 012054.4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Long-standing lymphoedema is characterised by tissues changes which are currently not detectable using bioimpedance spectroscopy. It has been suggested that a combination of bipolar and tetrapolar measurements may be used to detect these tissues changes for a single site in the transverse direction. This was technique was trialled in a group of control participants with no history of lymphoedema or recent upper limb trauma. Repeated spot measurements were done without removal of electrodes to determine biological variability as well as with removal of electrodes to determine technical reproducibility. The inter-limb spot ratio of the controls was then compared to that of a number of women previously diagnosed with secondary lymphoedema in the forearm. Biological variability was not found to greatly influence repeated measures but only moderate technical reliability was found despite excellent co-efficient of variation for the majority of the measurements. A difference was seen between those with more severe swelling and the controls. This novel technique shows promise in detecting tissue changes associated with long-standing lymphoedema.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 012054

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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