THURSDAY 09.10.1997

Opening of the Symposium

Prof. Jaakko Malmivuo,
Director of the Ragnar Granit Institute
Docent Tapani Lahtinen,
Chairman of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering

I Introduction to Bioimpedance
Chairman: Docent Tapani Lahtinen

12.15 - 13.00
Prof. Jaakko Malmivuo
(Ragnar Granit Institute):
Bioelectric Background of the Impedance Measurements

13.00 - 13.45
Prof. Brian Brown
(University of Sheffield):
Making Electrodes Disappear - Problems in Bioimpedance Measurements

II Theoretical Studies and Emerging New Techniques
Chairman: Prof. Jaakko Malmivuo

14.10 - 14.30
Jouni Nuutinen,M.Sc.
(University of Kuopio):
Biological Background of Dielectric Measurements

14.30 - 14.50
Esko Alanen, Ph.D.
(University of Kuopio):
Bioimpedance Measurements with Open Ended Coaxial Line

14.50 - 15.10
Jari Hyttinen, Ph.D.
(Ragnar Granit Institute):
Volume Conductor Modelling Approach for Impedance Cardiography Studies

15.10 - 15.30
Pasi Kauppinen, Lic.Tech.
(Ragnar Granit Institute):
Towards a More Controlled Measurement Sensitivity of Impedance Cardiography

15.30 - 15.50
Prof. Jüri Vedru
(University of Tartu):
Foucault Principle Based Measurement of Cardiac Activity

III Electrical Impedance Tomography
Chairman: Prof. Brian Brown

16.00 - 16.20
Marko Vauhkonen, Ph.D.
(University of Kuopio):
Impedance Tomography - Principles of Image Formation and Applications

16.20 - 16.40
Tuomo Savolainen, M.Sc.
(University of Kuopio):
Impedance Tomography - the Instrumentation

19.00 -


FRIDAY 10.10.1997

IV Electrical Impedance Tomography - State-of-the-Art
Chairman: Docent Tapani Lahtinen

9.00 - 9.45
Prof. Brian Brown
(University of Sheffield):
Electrical Impedance Tomography State-of-the-Art - Algorithms, Instrumentation and Technical Problems

V Applications of Bioimpedance Measurements:
Chairman: Assoc. Prof. Ilkka Välimäki

10.10 - 10.30
Prof. Raimo Sepponen
(Helsinki University of Technology):
Ballisto- and Impedance Cardiography - a Feasibility Study

10.30 - 10.50
Tiit Kööbi, M.D.
(Tampere University Hospital):
Use of Impedance Cardiography in Clinical Work

10.50 - 11.10
Juhani Grönlund M.D.
(University of Turku):
Patterns of Transcephalic Electrical Impedance and Arterial Blood Pressure in the Newborn

11.10 - 11.30
Assoc. Prof. Ilkka Välimäki
(University of Turku):
Technical Problems of Neonatal Transcephalic Impedance Monitoring

11.30 - 11.50
Tiina Rantonen M.D.
(University of Turku):
Digital Monitoring of Transcephalic Impedance in the Study of Neonates of Hypertensive Mothers

11.50 - 12.10
Docent Tapani Lahtinen
(Kuopio University Hospital):
Quantitation of Tissue Proteins by Electrical Impedance


Closing of the Symposium