Further investigation of a contactless patient-electrode interface of an Electrical Impedance Mammography system

Huber, N, Beqo, N, Adams, C, Sze, G, Tunstall, B, Qiao, G and Wang, W (2010) Further investigation of a contactless patient-electrode interface of an Electrical Impedance Mammography system. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 224 (1). ISSN 1742-6588

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Abstract

The Sussex Mk4 Electrical Impedance Mammography (EIM) system is a novel instrument, designed for the detection of early breast cancer, based upon Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). Many innovations in the field have been incorporated in the design improving both signal distribution and response. This paper investigates the behaviour of the contactless patient-electrode interface. The interface was studied in detail using phantom and healthy volunteer, in-vivo, data. Our findings show the necessity for the careful design of electrode enclosure so that the response of the system is not affected by the unpredictable positioning of the breast; it closely mimics those conditions seen when using the phantom. The paper includes a number of possible designs and their individual characteristics. In addition an explanation on the unanticipated effects and solutions for such are described. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Nicolas Huber
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:26
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 08:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31245

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