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When a current is injected into a body, in addition to the voltage profile developed on the surface, a common-mode voltage (CMV) which produces errors in the measurement also appears. The great accuracy needed to reconstruct images in electrical impedance tomography (EIT) requires the use of differential amplifiers with a high common-mode rejection ratio(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) prototype, to select the hams on the basis of meat quality characteristics in commercial conditions. Measurements of meat quality were made on 95 commercial hams (11.10±0.76 kg) to evaluate quality characteristics [ham weight, conformation (H), fat thickness in the rump(More)
The following conditions are optimal for obtaining an adequate number of informative images by electric impedance tomography: a) patient seated or standing with hands at the nape of the neck; b) breathing at rest; c) recording of at least 300 images (at a frequency of 10 Hz), and d) readings taken at the sixth intercostal space.
We describe a fully automatable quantification process for the assessment of unilateral pulmonary function (UPF) by means of EIT and propose a measurement protocol for its clinical implementation. Measurements were performed at the fourth and sixth intercostal levels on a first group of ten healthy subjects (5M, 5F, ages 26-48 years) to define the proper(More)
A framework to analyze the propagation of measurement noise through backprojection reconstruction algorithms in electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is presented. Two measurement noise sources were considered: noise in the current drivers and in the voltage detectors. The influence of the acquisition system architecture (serial/semi-parallel) is also(More)
In computational electromagnetic simulations, most validation methods have been developed until now to be used in the frequency domain. However, the EMC analysis of the systems in the frequency domain many times is not enough to evaluate the immunity of current communication devices. Based on several studies, in this paper we propose an alternative method(More)
A widely accepted method for static imaging in electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is to measure at two frequencies. The choice of measurement frequencies is application-dependent because some different tissues cannot be distinguished when using two fixed frequencies. We have developed a system that generates signals from 8-10(3) kHz and applies two of(More)
OBJECTIVE Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) involves the application of a small alternating current to produce a series of chest images that can be used to monitor breathing pattern. The relation between chest images and tidal volume has not been sufficiently validated. The aim of the present study was to analyze the correlation between EIT images and(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the value of electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) as a predictor of certain dry-cured ham sensory properties in green hams of different technological meat qualities and processed commercially. Measurements of technological meat quality (weight, ham conformation, subcutaneous fat thickness, pH(45) and pH(u)) and(More)
Dynamic and multifrequency imaging methods have been demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally. Multifrequency methods are able to produce images of static structures inside the measured object. Data collection systems, however, are affected by errors due to their non-ideal frequency behaviour. If the frequencies used in the measurement were close(More)