We present the first in vivo images of anisotropic conductivity distribution in the human head, measured at a frequency of approximately 10 Hz. We used magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography techniques to encode phase changes caused by current flow within the head via two independent electrode pairs. These results were then combined with diffusion tensor imaging data to reconstruct full anisotropic conductivity distributions in 5-mm-thick slices of the brains of two participants. Conductivity values recovered in this paper were broadly consistent with literature values. We anticipate that this technique will be of use in many areas of neuroscience, most importantly in functional imaging via inverse electroencephalogram. Future studies will involve pulse sequence acceleration to maximize brain coverage and resolution.
- Inverse electroencephalogram (EEG)
- current density imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering