Ross A. Little1, John L. Davidson2, Josephine H. Naish1, Paul Wright2, Ron Kikinis3, Hugh McCann2, Geoff J. Parker1
1Imaging Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; 2School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom; 3Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States
We are interested in fusing electrical impedance tomography (EIT) data with MRI, to give temporally and anatomically resolved functional lung imaging. We have progressed this using gel-based phantoms using the Confeitir (CONverter of Functional Electrical Impedance Tomography Images for Registration) software and the 3D Slicer package. EIT data were captured using fEITER, a biomedical EIT instrument operating at 100 frames per second. 3D Slicer was used to import and align the images, which show good correspondence between the two modalities. We intend to use similar methods to jointly visualise human lung data acquired using both EIT and MRI.