Conductivity images of biological tissue phantoms using a 3.0 tesla MREIT system

E. J. Woo, S. Y. Lee, J. K. Seo, O. Kwon, S. H. Oh, B. I. Lee

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We present cross-sectional conductivity images of a biological tissue phantom obtained by using a 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT) system. Inside the cylindrical phantom with 140mm diameter and 140mm height, biological tissues such as bovine tongue and liver, porcine muscle, and chicken breast were placed within an agar gelatin. Injecting current of 480mArms into the tissue phantom, we measured the z-component B z of the induced magnetic flux density B = (Bx, B y, Bz). Using the harmonic Bz algorithm, we reconstructed cross-sectional conductivity images from the measured B z data. Reconstructed images clearly distinguish different tissues in terms of both their shapes and conductivity values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1287-1289
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume26 II
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Sep 12004 Sep 5


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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