Publication detail

A Measurement System for Electrical Impedance Tomography

KŘÍŽ, T. ROUBAL, Z. REZ, J.

Original Title

A Measurement System for Electrical Impedance Tomography

English Title

A Measurement System for Electrical Impedance Tomography

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The authors present a measurement system designed to facilitate tests within electrical impedance tomography (EIT). More concretely, this system provides the input data for EIT-based conductivity image reconstruction. The realized setup includes a generator, a voltage-to-current converter, a switching unit, an accurate AC multimeter, and a measuring vessel. This vessel contains 16 stainless steel electrodes; a pair of the directly opposed electrodes is connected to the converter, and voltage is measured on the other electrodes. The current electrodes are periodically excited. For each instance of current excitation, a set of voltages is measured; thus, we obtain n(n-1) of measured voltage values, where n expresses the number of the electrodes. The measurement system is fully automated. To control the measurement, we created a program in the HP VEE environment. The measured sample consists in a saline solution, in which agar-based objects exhibiting different conductivity are placed; these objects then form defects. The applied intermittent excitation prevents the occurrence of electrolysis. The measurement is realized with several conductivity values as well as with various locations and number of defects in the saline solution.

English abstract

The authors present a measurement system designed to facilitate tests within electrical impedance tomography (EIT). More concretely, this system provides the input data for EIT-based conductivity image reconstruction. The realized setup includes a generator, a voltage-to-current converter, a switching unit, an accurate AC multimeter, and a measuring vessel. This vessel contains 16 stainless steel electrodes; a pair of the directly opposed electrodes is connected to the converter, and voltage is measured on the other electrodes. The current electrodes are periodically excited. For each instance of current excitation, a set of voltages is measured; thus, we obtain n(n-1) of measured voltage values, where n expresses the number of the electrodes. The measurement system is fully automated. To control the measurement, we created a program in the HP VEE environment. The measured sample consists in a saline solution, in which agar-based objects exhibiting different conductivity are placed; these objects then form defects. The applied intermittent excitation prevents the occurrence of electrolysis. The measurement is realized with several conductivity values as well as with various locations and number of defects in the saline solution.

Keywords

electrical impedance tomography, measure system

Released

25.03.2013

Publisher

The Electromagnetic Academy

Location

Cambridge, MA 02138

ISBN

978-1-934142-26-4

Book

PIERS 2013 Stockholm Proceedings

Pages from

905

Pages to

909

Pages count

5

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT152166,
  author="Tomáš {Kříž} and Zdeněk {Roubal} and Jiří {Rez}",
  title="A Measurement System for Electrical Impedance Tomography",
  annote="The authors present a measurement system designed to facilitate tests within electrical impedance tomography (EIT). More concretely, this system provides the input data for EIT-based conductivity image reconstruction. The realized setup includes a generator, a voltage-to-current converter, a switching unit, an accurate AC multimeter, and a measuring vessel. This vessel contains 16 stainless steel electrodes; a pair of the directly opposed electrodes is connected to the converter, and voltage is measured on the other electrodes. The current electrodes are periodically excited. For each instance of current excitation, a set of voltages is measured; thus, we obtain n(n-1) of measured voltage values, where n expresses the number of the electrodes. The measurement system is fully automated. To control the measurement, we created a program in the HP VEE environment. The measured sample consists in a saline solution, in which agar-based objects exhibiting different conductivity are placed; these objects then form defects. The applied intermittent excitation prevents the occurrence of electrolysis. The measurement is realized with several conductivity values as well as with various locations and number of defects in the saline solution.",
  address="The Electromagnetic Academy",
  booktitle="PIERS 2013 Stockholm Proceedings",
  chapter="152166",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="The Electromagnetic Academy",
  number="08",
  year="2013",
  month="march",
  pages="905--909",
  publisher="The Electromagnetic Academy",
  type="conference paper"
}