Hermann Scharfetter

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Magnetic induction spectroscopy (MIS) aims at the contactless measurement of the passive electrical properties (PEP) sigma, epsilon, and mu of biological tissues via magnetic fields at multiple frequencies. Whereas previous publications focus on either the conductive or the magnetic aspect of inductive measurements, this article provides a synthesis of both(More)
Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a low-resolution imaging modality which aims at the three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the electrical conductivity in objects from alternating magnetic fields. In MIT systems the magnetic field perturbations to be detected are very small when compared to the excitation field (ppm range). The voltage which is(More)
Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) of biological tissue is used to reconstruct the changes in the complex conductivity distribution inside an object under investigation. The measurement principle is based on determining the perturbation DeltaB of a primary alternating magnetic field B0, which is coupled from an array of excitation coils to the object under(More)
A major drawback of electrical impedance tomography is the poor quality of the conductivity images, i.e., the low spatial resolution as well as large errors in the reconstructed conductivity values. The main reason is the necessity for regularization of the ill-conditioned inverse problem which results in excessive spatial low-pass filtering. A novel(More)
Planar gradiometers (PGRAD) have particular advantages compared to solenoid receiver coils in magnetic induction tomography (MIT) for biological objects. A careful analysis of the sensitivity maps has to be carried out for perturbations within conducting objects in order to understand the performance of a PGRAD system and the corresponding implications for(More)
Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is an imaging modality that aims at mapping the distribution of the electrical conductivity inside the body. Eddy currents are induced in the body by magnetic induction and the resulting fields are measured by an array of receiver coils. In MIT, the location of the receivers affects the quality of the image(More)
Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a contactless method for mapping the electrical conductivity of tissue by measuring the perturbation of an alternating magnetic field with appropriate receiver coils. Reconstruction algorithms so far suggested for biomedical applications are based on weighted backprojection, hence requiring tube-shaped zones of(More)
In a previous publication, it was demonstrated that the abdominal subcutaneous fat layer thickness (SFL) is strongly correlated with the abdominal electrical impedance when measured with a transversal tetrapolar electrode arrangement. This article addresses the following questions: 1) To which extent do different abdominal compartments contribute to the(More)
The detection and continuous monitoring of brain oedema is of particular interest in clinical applications because existing methods (invasive measurement of the intracranial pressure) may cause considerable distress for the patients. A new non-invasive method for continuous monitoring of an oedema promises the use of multi-frequency magnetic induction(More)
Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a low-resolution imaging modality used for reconstructing the changes of the passive electrical properties in a target object. For an imaging system, it is very important to give forecasts about the image quality. Both the maximum resolution and the correctness of the location of the inhomogeneities are of major(More)