Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a relatively new medical imaging method and its unique portability, safety and low cost suggest it could provide an important imaging modality with a range of applications. These factors have excited interest in a broad range of disciplines, including mathematicians interested in uniqueness proofs and inverse problems; physicists interested in bioimpedance; and electronic engineers and clinicians involved in developing and extending its applications.
Divided into four parts; Algorithms, Hardware, Applications and New Directions this book, with contributions from leading international researchers, provides an up-to-date review of the story of the development of EIT, the present state of knowledge, and a look at future developments and applications. An overview of the related and more exploited research area, industrial process tomography, included. All authors have been encouraged to draw conclusions from their experience and make recommendations, positive or negative, for future directions in development and research.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, two introductory non-technical appendices have been included for readers of any background to provide a brief and simple introduction to bioimpedance and the methods of EIT; and each chapter has been written in a style comprehensible to all target readers regardless of background.