The lymphedema index (L-Dex) is a measurement system used to aid in the clinical assessment of unilateral lymphedema of the arm and leg (swelling occurring in only one limb) in women and of the leg in men. ImpediMed L-Dex devices are the first FDA-cleared medical devices using bioimpedance spectroscopy for this application. They have been developed to aid your doctor to clinically assess for lymphedema by measuring...Tell me more
Lymphedema is caused by an abnormality of the lymphatic system leading to excessive build up of tissue fluid that forms lymph, known as interstitial fluid. Stagnant lymph fluid contains protein and cell debris that causes swelling of affected tissues. Lymph is responsible for transporting essential immune chemicals and cells. Left untreated, lymphedema leads to chronic inflammation, infection and hardening of the skin that, in turn, results in further...Tell me more
Raise awareness of the tough challenges faced by actual breast cancer patients with lymphedema.
Dr. Stanley G. Rockson, Director, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University, discusses issues related to early assessment of lymphedema and the clinical utility of bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS).
ImpediMed’s SFB7,U400,VET BIS,DF50 impedance measuring device is covered by the following granted patents or pending patent applications
Watch Kate Carlyle interview on
WINNEWS channel, breast cancer
sufferer, speak about Lymphedema.