Comparative study between mobile infrared optoelectronic volumetry with a Perometer and two commonly used methods for the evaluation of arm volume in patients with breast cancer related lymphedema of the arm.

@article{Adriaenssens2013ComparativeSB,
  title={Comparative study between mobile infrared optoelectronic volumetry with a Perometer and two commonly used methods for the evaluation of arm volume in patients with breast cancer related lymphedema of the arm.},
  author={Nele Adriaenssens and Ronald Buyl and Pierre Lievens and Charles Fontaine and Jan Lamote},
  journal={Lymphology},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={132-43}
}
There is no consensus on the definition of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema of the arm (BCRL) because there are no agreed standards in measurement methods and diagnostic criteria. The main objective of this study is to compare mobile infrared optoelectronic volumetry with a Perometer with two commonly used methods for the evaluation of arm volume in patients with different degrees of BCRL. Bilateral arm volumes of eighty participants, with and without clinical BCRL, were calculated with a… CONTINUE READING