Study to Determine if Ultrasound Surface Wave Elastography Can Provide Noninvasive and Accurate Evaluation of Limb Lymphedema


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine if ultrasound surface wave elastography (USWE) produces different recording patterns in healthy and lymphadematous limbs, to establish the relationship between USWE recording values and stages of lymphedema, and to understand the correlation between USWE lymphedema evaluation and other tracking modalities.


Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Previous lymphedema diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients suspected of lymphedema but diagnosis has yet to be established

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Oscar Manrique, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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