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A method of the forward problem for magneto-acousto-electrical tomography

Abstract

Magneto-Acousto-Electrical Tomography (MAET) is a novel hybrid modality that can provide a high spatial resolution in determining the electrical conductivity of biological tissue. The present paper primarily analyzes the existing basic formulations with the MAET, derives the propagation equations of the sound wave when the mass density of the biological tissues are variable, and then solves the respective current density and potential difference in an inhomogeneous and homogeneous density medium based on the sound speeds obtained. Finally, numerical simulations are performed. As is shown, sound waves affect magneto-acousto-electrical tomography while varying the biological tissue mass density.

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