Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 546562, 11 pages
Review Article

Recent Progress and Future Challenges in MR Electric Properties Tomography

1Philips Technologie GmbH, Research Laboratories, Roentgenstraße 24-26, 22335 Hamburg, Germany
2Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea
3Department of Computational Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea

Received 14 December 2012; Accepted 7 February 2013

Academic Editor: Eung Je Woo

Copyright © 2013 Ulrich Katscher 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.


MR Electric Properties Tomography (EPT) is a lately developed medical imaging modality capable of visualizing both conductivity and permittivity of the patient at the Larmor frequency using maps. The paper discusses the development of EPT reconstructions, EPT sequences, EPT experiments, and challenging issues of EPT.