The MoistureMeterD is used to noninvasively measure skin and upper subcutis tissue dielectric constant (TDC) at almost any anatomical site to depths from 0.5 mm to 5 mm at a frequency of 300 MHz by touching the skin with a handheld probe for about 10 s. Because TDC at this frequency is largely dependent on free and bound water content of the tissue being measured, TDC measurements are useful to assess localized edema and lymphedema and their changes. In this chapter further aspects of TDC use are elaborated upon, and factors that impact its measurement and value are presented.
- Lymphedema measurement
- Edema measurement
- Dielectric constant
- Breast cancer
- Tissue dielectric constant
- Lymphedema assessment
- Leg edema
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Mayrovitz, H.N. (2015). Assessing Free and Bound Water in Skin at 300 MHz Using Tissue Dielectric Constant Measurements with the MoistureMeterD. In: Greene, A., Slavin, S., Brorson, H. (eds) Lymphedema. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14493-1_13
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