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Abstract #1808

Feasibility Study of MREIT in Clinical Applications

Volkan Emre Arpinar1, Mark J. Hamamura1, Lutfu Tugan Muftuler1

1Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States

Several in vitro studies have shown that the electrical impedance of malignant tissues is significantly higher than those of normal and benign tissues. Therefore, impedance imaging has the potential as a diagnostic tool in cancer. Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT) is a technique that is used for imaging impedance distribution inside an object noninvasively. In MREIT, an external current is injected into the object and magnetic field perturbations due to this current are measured. Impedance images can be formed from these measurements.