Development of a data acquisition system for electrical conductivity images of biological tissues via contactless measurements

Ahmad T., Gencer N.

23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 25 - 28 October 2001, vol.23, pp.3380-3383 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 23
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.3380-3383
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The data acquisition system of a new medical imaging system is developed and system performance is presented. The ultimate aim of the system is to image electrical conductivity of biological tissues via contactless measurements. Two different measurement systems are designed based upon measurement of impedance change of an eddy current type sensor. The first design (based upon excitation of a single coil probe) gives 100Hz output frequency change for a conductivity change of 1.9mS/cm and is tested at high frequency (1.4 MHz). Second design (based on one excitation and one receiving coil) operates at low frequency (15KHz) and gives 18 muV change in output voltage for similar conductivity variation. Field images of 30mm diameter cylindrical object were obtained while scanning a region of 225cm(2). The sensitivities of the two systems show a possible wide scale use of these systems for measurement, monitoring and imaging of local conductivity variations in biological tissues.