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
Clinic for Radiology and Neuroradiology,
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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