POMPUS: an optimized EIT reconstruction algorithm

Paulson, K and Lionheart, W and Pidcock, M (1995) POMPUS: an optimized EIT reconstruction algorithm. Inverse Problems, 11 (2). pp. 426-437. ISSN 0266-5611

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Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a non-invasive imaging technique which aims to image the impedance of material within a test volume from electrical measurements made on the surface. The reconstruction of impedance images is an ill-posed problem which is both extremely sensitive to noise and highly computationally intensive. This paper defines an experimental measurement in EIT and calculates optimal experiments which maximize the distinguishability between the region to be imaged and a best estimate conductivity distribution. These optimal experiments can be derived from measurements made on the boundary. We describe a reconstruction algorithm, known as POMPUS, which is based on the use of optimal experiments. We have shown that, given some mild constraints, if POMPUS converges, it converges to a stationary point of our objective function. It is demonstrated to be many times faster than standard, Newton based, reconstruction algorithms. Results using synthetic data indicate that the images produced by POMPUS are comparable to those produced by these standard algorithms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical Impedance Tomography, Reconstruction
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 47 Operator theory
PACS 2010, the AIP's Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme > 00 GENERAL PHYSICS > 02 Mathematical methods in physics
PACS 2010, the AIP's Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme > 80 INTERDISCIPLINARY PHYSICS AND RELATED AREAS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY > 87 Biological and medical physics
Depositing User: Prof WRB Lionheart
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:13
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/2315

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