Lymphoedema / Lipoedema Assessment With State of the Art Technology – Lymphscanner and SOZO Bioimpedance Spectroscopy
Many therapists only use tape measures to take limb measurements which is time consuming, prone to inaccuracy and doesn't provide information regarding the composition of the limb.
Limb volume consists of bone, fat, muscle, skin and fluid in total. Helen uses SOZO Bioimpedance spectroscopy to analyse how much fluid, muscle and fat each limb contains. Helen is currently researching the use of this device as an assessment tool for lipoedema as part of her PhD thesis.
For patients with head, neck, genital or breast oedema, Helen uses lymphscanner to gain fluid readings.
The combination of lymphscanner and SOZO bioimpedance, combined with Helen's manual skills, will provide you with the most accurate assessment in the quickest time.
This ensures that the majority of your consultation can focus on actual treatment, providing value for money.
Measurements can be analysed over time to determine whether treatment plans are providing optimal oedema reduction.
SOZO bioimpedance is used at Mercy and Monash Health Lymphoedema clinics. Therefore measurements are easily transferable to the public lymphoedema clinics for seamless care if required.