In contrast to conventional tomography methods, the images of Swisstom systems are generated by Electrical Impedance Tomography
Supported by non-technical appendices giving the basics on EIT and bioimpedance, the papers collected here provide comprehensive information on algorithms (the reconstruction problem), hardware (instrumentation), applications (for the thorax, brain function, breast cancer screening, gastrointestinal imagery and other applications such as hyperthermia and intra-pelvic venous congestion) and new directions such as magnetic induction tomography, magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography
, and industrial applications.
Called electrical impedance tomography
, or EIT, the technique bears some similarity to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
They are also adapting the technology to improve the early detection of breast cancer using high-resolution electrical impedance tomography
and have forged a partnership with the NYU School of Medicine to design more effective cochlear implants.
Eight methods are covered: mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, magnetic resonance microscopy, positron emission tomography, electrical impedance tomography