Towards continuous EIT monitoring for hemorrhagic stroke patients

Taweechai Ouypornkochagorn, Nick Polydorides, Hugh McCann

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Abstract / Description of output

The practical implementation of continuous monitoring of stroke patients by Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is addressed. In a previous paper, we have demonstrated EIT sensitivity to cerebral hemodynamics, using scalp-mounted electrodes, very low-noise measurements, and a novel image reconstruction method. In the present paper, we investigate the potential to adapt that system for clinical application, by using 50% fewer electrodes and by incorporating into the measurement protocol an additional high-frequency measurement to provide an effective reference. Previously published image reconstruction methods for multi-frequency EIT are substantially improved by exploiting the forward calculations enabled by the detailed head model, particularly to make the referencing method more robust and to attempt to remove the effects of modelling error. Images are presented from simulation of a typical hemorrhagic stroke and its growth. These results are encouraging for exploration of the potential clinical benefit of the methodology in long-term monitoring of hemorrhagic stroke.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1157371
JournalFrontiers in physiology
Early online date5 Apr 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Apr 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • electrical impedance tomography
  • image reconstruction
  • low-noise
  • multi-frequency
  • simulation
  • stroke


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