Anisotropic conductivity imaging with MREIT using equipotential projection algorithm

DEĞİRMENCİ E., Eyuboglu B. M.

13th International Conference on Electrical Bioimpedance/8th Conference on Electrical Impedance Tomography, Graz, Austria, 29 August - 02 September 2007, vol.17, pp.496-497 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 17
  • City: Graz
  • Country: Austria
  • Page Numbers: pp.496-497
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) is a new medical imaging technique which combines boundary potential measurements of electrical impedance tomography (EIT) and internal current density distribution obtained from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce conductivity images having high spatial resolution and accuracy. In this study, a novel method of reconstructing images of anisotropic conductivity tensor distribution inside an electrically conducting subject is proposed for MREIT. The technique is evaluated on simulated data obtained from a model having anisotropic and isotropic conductivity distributions. Noise performance of the algorithm is also evaluated.