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Volume Measurement Kits

Definition : Prepackaged collection of reusable devices designed for in-vivo accurate measurement of the volume of an anatomic part and/or its variations. These kits typically consist of a graduated disposable container with appropriate volume and shape for total immersion of the anatomic part to be measured, usually a limb or part of it such as the hand, arm, or foot. The container is filled with water or other solution that is displaced by the immersion of the anatomic segment. The container includes an output beak, an overflow liquid container to receive the displaced water caused by the immersion, and a burette to measure the displaced water. Volume measuring kits are intended mainly to assess changes in the volume of a body part to evaluate abnormal physiologic conditions such as edema.

UMDC code : 25302


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