As a complement to the “resident-specific” studies, our Research Program is also supporting a series of patient-centered research, which involve imaging and blood tests, exploration of the role of genomics, and surveys to capture the patient experience. Together, these studies are expected to result in a better understanding of the biology of lipedema, and enable the creation of both a standard diagnostic process and improved treatment options.
Blood-based Biomarkers – These are tests performed using blood that determine the circulating levels of known components of blood.
Grantee: Herbst Lab
Imaging Modalities – These are tests that involve imaging assays such as noninvasive lymphangiography, computed tomography, ultrasound, whole tissue microscopy, and several types of MRI (e.g. sodium-, quantitative-, cerebral blood flow-).