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Bioelectric Current Image Reconstruction From Measurement Of The Generated Magnetic Fields
Author(s): W. J. Dallas; W. E. Smith; H. A. Schlitt; W. Kullman
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Paper Abstract

The magnetic fields generated by electrical currents in the human body, such as in the brain and in the heart, can be measured using Super Conducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUID). We present two methods by which these magnetic field measurements can be processed to obtain images of the electrical current distributions which caused them. These two methods are: reconstruction using Fourier transform techniques and reconstruction using linear estimation theory. We present a brief overview for both methods including computer-simulated reconstructions of biological activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0767, Medical Imaging, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966973
Show Author Affiliations
W. J. Dallas, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
W. E. Smith, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
H. A. Schlitt, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (United States)
W. Kullman, Philips GmbH Forschungslab Hamburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0767:
Medical Imaging
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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