2014-04-24EIT shows potential for monitoring fast changing conductivity profiles, such as heart and lung physiology and chemical processes. In such cases, the measurements which constitute an EIT frame are not taken simultaneously. Several approaches have been proposed to interpret such data, but have not been systematically compared. We formulate and compare temporal EIT solvers on simulation data.
2014-04-24Steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is a technique that has been developed to efficiently extract bitumen from deep reservoirs. We propose using electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for real-time monitoring of SAGD wells to maintain optimal operating conditions. Several electrode configurations along the pipelines and measurement strategies are presented and compared.
2014-04-24Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) creates tomographic images from surface electrical stimulation and measurement. Many research and commercial devices have been made, with correspondingly many data formats, which negatively impacts the ability to share data. To address this issue, we have developed the OEIT data format, an XMLbased flexible container format for EIT data. We describe its features and structure.
2014-04-25Real-time monitoring of lung function is one of the most promising applications of electrical impedance tomography (EIT). There are however some technical challenges that require validating diagnostic information extracted from EIT images. Two new data quality metrics are proposed and are applied on EIT and ventilator data acquired in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting. Their interpretation and usefulness in a clinical context is discussed.