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Abstract #2194

EPT - Measurement of Brain Conductivity for Non-oncologic Applications

Monika Huhndorf 1 , Christian Stehning 2 , Axel Rohr 1 , Michael Helle 2 , Thomas Stehle 2 , Ulrich Katscher 2 , and Olav Jansen 1

1 Clinic for Radiology and Neuroradiology, Kiel, Germany, 2 Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany

Imaging electric conductivity of tissue with Electric Properties Tomography (EPT) has been introduced first in 2009. Since then it has been used in several studies characterising brain tumors, especially gliomas, showing that EPT is able to distinguish between WHO grade IV gliomas and grade I-III. In this study we tested EPT on different neuroradiologic diagnoses to get an idea which other central nervous system diseases might benefit using conductivity as additional diagnostic parameter. It turned out that EPT has also potential to detect changes in brain tissue due to, e.g., microangiopathy, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.

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