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A D-bar method for imaging admittivity in 2D by Electrical Impedance Tomography.

Grant number: 08/08739-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2009
Effective date (End): March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering - Bioengineering
Principal Investigator:Raul Gonzalez Lima
Grantee:Claudia Natalia Lara Herrera
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:01/05303-4 - New strategies in artificial ventilation: diagnosis and prevention of barotrauma/biotrauma through electrical impedance tomography (EIT), AP.TEM


It is proposed an extension of the D-bar method of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) for obtaining, as well as the conductivity, the permittivty between a 2D domain. The algorithm is based on the constructive uniqueness proof by Brown e Uhlmann (Comm. in PDEs, 22, 1997) for once-differentiable conductivities and extended to include unique determination and reconstruction of the permittivity by E. Francini (Inverse problems, 16, 2000). The reconstruction algorithm is tested on numerical and experimental data, collected on a pairwise electrical current injection system. The obtained images of conductivity and permittivity are compared. The characterization of biological tissues is strongly facilitated by the knowledge of permittivity. In the medical applications of EIT there is great interest in the permittivity once various authors present criteria for distinguishing healthy tissues of tissues with abnormal growth based on the permittivity.

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HERRERA, CLAUDIA N. L.; VALLEJO, MIGUEL F. M.; MUELLER, JENNIFER L.; LIMA, RAUL G.. Direct 2-D Reconstructions of Conductivity and Permittivity From EIT Data on a Human Chest. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, v. 34, n. 1, p. 267-274, . (08/08739-7, 08/05951-5)
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HERRERA, Claudia Natalia Lara. A D-bar method for recovering admittivity in 2-D electrical impedance tomography.. 2012. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Politécnica (EP/BC) São Paulo.

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