Journal article

Interchangeability of Two Electrode Placement Protocols Used by Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Devices in the Detection of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

Vincent S Paramanandam, Anuradha A Daptardar, Manali V Kamat, Mi-Joung Lee, Leigh C Ward, Sharon L Kilbreath, Elizabeth S Dylke

LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) devices are routinely used in the assessment of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). The equipotential electrode placement is a commonly used protocol for the assessment of BCRL. However, the sternal notch electrode placement protocol is also in use. Whether these two protocols are interchangeable is not known. Methods and Results: Ethical approval was received from the institutional ethics committee at Tata Memorial Hospital, India. BIS measurements (whole-body right side and affected and unaffected arms) of 100 women with or at risk of BCRL were measured using equipotential and sternal notch protocols. Resistance at zero frequency (R0) was de..

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