New Technology May Help Detect Lymphedema Early

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A new study shows that there is a way to detect lymphedema early. Typically, a patient with potential lymphedema is screened through a tape measure evaluation. A new technology, bioimpedance spectroscopy, or BIS, sends an electrical signal into the extremity that can detect lymphedema before a tape evaluation.

The new study found that BIS helped discover symptoms better than just a traditional tape measure, but it allowed patients to receive treatment that could potentially reverse the progression. Surgery can be done to alter lymphatic drainage. For those with more extensive lymphedema, they can potentially take lymph nodes from other areas and transplant them under the arm to help with systems.

Read the full story from WKRC Local 12.

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