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


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  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 18-009694
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-009694

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Previous lymphedema diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria: 

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

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Oscar Manrique, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Chieh-Ting Tony Huang M.B.B.S.


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