Magnetic induction tomography: Analysis of resolution and object shifting

Robert Merwa*, H. Scharfetter

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Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a lowresolution imaging modality used for reconstructing the changes of the passive electrical properties in a target object. For EIT the theoretical limits of image quality have been studied carefully while no such study exists for MIT. Thus a simplified analysis on resolution and object shifting was carried out for our linear reconstruction scheme in order to have a theoretical basis for interpreting our results. In analogy to EIT the PSF depends strongly on the location, showing the broadest distribution in the centre of the cylinder. Increasing the amount of regularization according to increasing measurement noise the PSF broadens and its centre is shifted towards the borders of the cylinder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3968-3971
Number of pages4
JournalIFMBE Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event21st World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: IUPESM WC2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 27 Aug 20061 Sep 2006


  • Inverse problem
  • Magnetic induction tomography
  • Point spread function
  • Regularization
  • Resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering


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