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Use of noise and signal-source covariance matrices in reconstructing biocurrent distributions from biomagnetic measurements
Author(s): Kensuke Sekihara; Bernard Scholz
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes three methods for reconstructing magnetic-source biocurrent distribution. These methods are more effective than the conventional pseudo-inversion-based reconstruction when the signal-to-noise ratio of measured data is low. First, a method of estimating magnetic- source-current covariance matrix using the measured-data covariance matrix is presented, and an averaged current squared-intensity distribution is reconstructed using the diagonal terms of the covariance matrix. The use of its off-diagonal terms leads to the second method that can separate magnetic-source activities correlated to each other from the uncorrelated activities. The third method is the Wiener reconstruction of current distributions based on the estimated source covariance matrix. Results of computer simulation demonstrate the effectiveness of those three methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1896, Medical Imaging 1993: Physics of Medical Imaging, (14 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154613
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Kensuke Sekihara, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
Bernard Scholz, Siemens AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1896:
Medical Imaging 1993: Physics of Medical Imaging
Rodney Shaw, Editor(s)

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