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International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2017, Article ID 3589324, 19 pages
Research Article

A Multitasking Electrical Impedance Tomography System Using Titanium Alloy Electrode

1Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
2Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Abdalla Salama; ym.ude.mahgnitton@lma3xcek

Received 17 July 2017; Accepted 25 September 2017; Published 31 October 2017

Academic Editor: A. K. Louis

Copyright © 2017 Abdalla Salama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents a multitasking electrical impedance tomography (EIT) system designed to improve the flexibility and durability of an existing EIT system. The ability of the present EIT system to detect, locate, and reshape objects was evaluated by four different experiments. The results of the study show that the system can detect and locate an object with a diameter as small as 1.5 mm in a testing tank with a diameter of 134 mm. Moreover, the results demonstrate the ability of the current system to reconstruct an image of several dielectric object shapes. Based on the results of the experiments, the programmable EIT system can adapt the EIT system for different applications without the need to implement a new EIT system, which may help to save time and cost. The setup for all the experiments consisted of a testing tank with an attached 16-electrode array made of titanium alloy grade 2. The titanium alloy electrode was used to enhance EIT system’s durability and lifespan.