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Focused Impedance Method: Basics and Applications

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“Focused impedance method (FIM)”, conceptualised by the author, uses 8, 6 or 4 electrodes to localise a small zone in a volume conductor through its 3D sensitivity and so is applicable to biomedical applications where a large organ within a close proximity of the body surface is of interest. The applications where it has shown signs of success include lungs ventilation, gastric emptying, abdominal fat thickness determination and non-invasive breast tumour characterisation. This chapter gives the basic sensitivity studies and the application efforts and results. FIM specially suits low-resource countries because of simplicity and potential low cost.

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Rabbani, K.Se. (2018). Focused Impedance Method: Basics and Applications. In: Simini, F., Bertemes-Filho, P. (eds) Bioimpedance in Biomedical Applications and Research. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74388-2_9

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