An accelerated BEM formulation for the forward problem solution of ESI using realistic head models

Akalm Z., Gencer N.

25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Cancun, Mexico, 17 - 21 September 2003, vol.25, pp.2671-2674 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 25
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iembs.2003.1280466
  • City: Cancun
  • Country: Mexico
  • Page Numbers: pp.2671-2674
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the forward problem of electrical source imaging (ESI) is solved using the Boundary Element method (BEM) with realistic head models. The realistic model consists of scalp, skull, CSF, brain and eyes. To get more accurate results quadratic elements are used in the meshes-and a new method is proposed for the generation of the quadratic mesh. An accelerated method is proposed for the solution of the potential field.