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Identification and monitoring of lymphoedema

Year:
2019
Duration:
24 months
Approved budget:
$150,000.00
Researchers:
Dr Bartosz Nowak
Health issue:
Cancer (oncology)
Proposal type:
Explorer Grant
Lay summary
The importance of the diagnosis of lymphoedema results from the frequent appearance of this problem, particularly after breast cancer treatment. Although the lymphoedema is often underestimated, it causes significant live problems for patients and serious health complications. The aim of the project is to design and develop a device for identification and monitoring of lymphoedematous conditions based on rheological properties of soft tissue. The results of the project will contribute to the progress in early recognition of lymphoedema and offer a medical device for quick and reliable testing.