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A flexible and configurable hardware for the combined EIM and Ultrasound device

posted on 2023-06-09, 01:00 authored by Nevis Béqo, Gerald Sze, Benjamin Tunstall, Guofeng Qiao, Ali Zarafshani, Wei Wang
One of the current methods in breast cancer detection is Sonography, also known as Ultrasound imaging. Sonography is effective for imaging soft tissues of the body and returns a high resolution image. Its operation is highly subjective depending on the operator and the images do vary with positioning. At the University of Sussex we have successfully built an automated and repeatable Ultrasound scanner and combined and reconstructed the data in 3D. Ultrasound imaging does have its limitations when it comes to cancer detection and diagnosis. The Sussex EIM (Electrical Impedance Mammography) device is a novel imaging system developed at the University of Sussex for the detection of breast lesions in-vivo using quadrature detection of impedance. Combining the high resolution images of Ultrasound with the parametric data of EIT would give a more precise diagnosis. This paper describes how we have achieved a totally configurable system where we have combined our current EIT technology for breast cancer detection to the 3D Ultrasound scanner we have built. This was done with a quick turn-around in development time using off-the-shelf hardware and a 3U PXI Chassis. The system is based around a National Instruments PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) chassis which is a modular electronic instrumentation platform.


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  • Published

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  • paper

Event name

XIV International Conference on Electrical Bioimpedance and 11th Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (ICEBI & EIT 2010)

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University of Florida, Florida, USA

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4-8 April 2010

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  • Engineering and Design Publications

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