12 March 2018 An EIT system for mobile medical diagnostics
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Medical imaging is an integral part of today's world. Many diseases can be diagnosed with an examination of the inner structure of the body. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is an imaging method which is used in the medical field. In addition to the very widespread use of lung diagnostics, the EIT also finds application for cancer care in the female breast area. A non-existent application is the image reconstruction of the human extremities, especially arms and legs. In the future a fast imaging using a mobile EIT system can help to create a first diagnosis according to diseased tissue. Thus it is possible to decide on the spot whether a further treatment in a hospital is necessary. However, there is as yet no mobile EIT system that allows such a diagnosis on site. Current EIT systems are not suitable for mobile application which is a major obstacle for exploring the techniques capabilities. For this application, an EIT system has been designed that is mobile and allows fast image analysis. It is powered by a rechargeable battery and offers a wireless interface to connect to a host. The practical evaluation is carried out with the determination of the measuring functionality on a phantom. In the next step first measurements are presented on the human body.
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Christian Gibas, Christian Gibas, Armin Grünewald, Armin Grünewald, Steffen Büchner, Steffen Büchner, Rainer Brück, Rainer Brück, "An EIT system for mobile medical diagnostics", Proc. SPIE 10578, Medical Imaging 2018: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, 105782E (12 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2295886; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2295886

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