LymphScanner

Rapid scanning of early localized and chronic regional lymphedema

LymphScanner

The LymphScanner is the only non-invasive device capable of measuring localized percentage water content (PWC) in the earliest stages of lymphedema and to track treatment-related effects in human skin. The method has utility in many conditions including after surgeries for breast cancer, gynecological cancers and melanoma. The hand-held device can assist a physician in forming a clinical judgement of lymphedema at any skin site of the body. The measurement results are displayed in seconds after applying the measurement probe on the skin surface.

Assessment of localized increase of tissue water content is necessary for early lymphedema detection since lymphedema occurs locally in skin due to dermal backflow. Although the PWC values vary by measurement site, age, BMI and gender, the inter-arm measurement site method eliminates variations between individuals. Rapid skin scanning helps lymphologists and therapists to get spatial information on the localized and regional extent of lymphedema for planning of treatment interventions.

BENEFITS

Only scientifically tested device for measuring localized lymphedema

Highly sensitive measurement for early lymphedema occurring in skin due to dermal backflow

Rapid spot and skin scanning measurements virtually at all skin sites

Tracking of lymphedema sites for treatment interventions

Percentage water content (PWC) display illustrates changes in local interstitial fluid

Non-gel measurement without disposables

Force-monitored noninvasive probe touching the skin

Extremely practical one-button operation

Fully portable with rechargeable battery

Wireless PC connection for data transfer and storage in spot measurements

Concept of lymphedema scanning

The principle of operation of the hand-held fully portable LymphScanner is based on the processing of data derived from the interaction of device generated microwaves and biological material. The measured value is the tissue dielectric constant (TDC), that is converted into percentage water content (PWC), a more practical unit for clinical use. In the scanning mode, the probe, in contact with the skin, is moved from site to site.

The LymphScanner displays the PWC of an initial reference site and calculates the ratio of any subsequent reading with respect to the PWC of the selected reference site. Easy and quick scanning of potential sites of lymphedema helps to detect regional distribution of lymphedema, previously undetectable in breast, head and neck region, thorax and genital region.

Technical details

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