Young Tae Kim

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We present the first in vivo cross-sectional conductivity image of the human leg with 1.7 mm pixel size using the magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) technique. After a review of its experimental protocol by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), we performed MREIT imaging experiments of four human subjects using a 3 T MRI scanner.(More)
Magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) aims at producing high-resolution cross-sectional conductivity images of an electrically conducting object such as the human body. Following numerous phantom imaging experiments, the most recent study demonstrated successful conductivity image reconstructions of postmortem canine brains using a 3 T(More)
Magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) has the potential to provide conductivity images with high spatial resolution and accuracy. Recent studies using various conductivity phantoms showed that the spatial resolution could be similar to that of conventional MR images as long as enough current is injected. Before we try in vivo animal(More)
Latest experimental results in magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) demonstrated high-resolution in vivo conductivity imaging of animal and human subjects using imaging currents of 5 to 9 mA. Externally injected imaging currents induce magnetic flux density distributions, which are affected by a conductivity distribution. Since we(More)
Cross-sectional conductivity images of lower extremities were reconstructed using Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT) techniques. Carbon-hydrogel electrodes were adopted for postmortem swine and in vivo human imaging experiments. Due to their large surface areas and good contacts on the skin, we could inject as much as 10 mA into the(More)
Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT) aims to produce cross-sectional images of a conductivity distribution inside the human body with a spatial resolution of a few millimeters. Injecting currents into an imaging object at different directions, we measure induced internal magnetic flux densities using an MRI scanner. Conductivity images(More)
Cross-sectional images of a conductivity distribution inside a postmortem canine brain were reconstructed using Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT) techniques. Injecting currents through pairs of surface electrodes, we measured distributions of induced magnetic flux densities inside the brain using a 3T MRI scanner. We used a(More)
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