Electrical impedance imaging developed to image cardiopulmonary function

Brown, Brian Hilton
Barber, David
Eyüboğlu, Behçet Murat
Electrical impedance imaging allows functional images to be produced at low cost, high speed, and no hazard to the patient. The system developed uses 16 electrodes placed around the thorax. The technique of Applied Potential Tomography (APT) described by the authors produces tomographic images of resistivity changes from data collected at 24 frames/s. The spatial resolution and sensitivity are sufficient to image lung ventilation and the movement of blood during the cardiac cycle. As blood has a relatively low resistivity, the two ventricles are imaged as areas of increased resistivity and the lungs as areas of decreased resistivity on systole.
Citation Formats
B. H. Brown, D. Barber, and B. M. Eyüboğlu, “Electrical impedance imaging developed to image cardiopulmonary function,” Boston, USA, 1987, p. 1200, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/84118.