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Construction Of Electrical Resistivity Images For Medical Diagnosis
Author(s): D. C. Barber; B. H. Brown
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Paper Abstract

The electrical resistivity of various tissues is known to cover a wide range of values and images of resistivity distribution within a patient should show good contrast and may prove to have some diagnostic use. Data on the internal distribution of resistivity within a patient may be obtained by applying current between electrodes attached to the patient and measuring the voltage developed across the surface of the patient. After collection of a complete set of data a tomographic image of resistivity may be constructed using a filtered back-projection algorithm. Some likely clinical uses are in the assessment of respiratory function and cardiopulmonary dynamics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0767, Medical Imaging, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966976
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D. C. Barber, Royal Hallamshire Hospital (United Kingdom)
B. H. Brown, Royal Hallamshire Hospital (United Kingdom)

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

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