Structure-aware Dual-branch Network for Electrical Impedance Tomography in Cell Culture Imaging

Zhou Chen, Yunjie Yang*

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Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is an emerging imaging modality to monitor 3D cell culture dynamics through reconstructing the electrical properties of cell clusters. Recently, Machine Learning (ML) based approaches have achieved significant gains for the image reconstruction of EIT against conventional physical model-based methods. However, continuous, multi-level conductivity distributions, which commonly exists in cell culture imaging, are more rigorous to reconstruct and remains challenging. This paper aims to tackle this challenge by proposing a structure-aware dual-branch deep learning method to predict both structure distribution and conductivity values. The proposed network comprises two independent branches to encode respectively the structure and conductivity features. The two branches are jointed later to make final predictions of conductivity distributions. Numerical and experimental evaluation results demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed method in dealing with the multi-level, continuous conductivity reconstruction problem.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4505409
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2021


  • Deep Learning
  • electrical impedance tomography (EIT)
  • image reconstruction


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