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Maltron Sheffield MK 3.5

The Maltron Sheffield Mk 3.5 Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)

is the birth of a novel Imaging Technique in the Medical field that isnon-invasive, non-intrusive, non-radiation and with no side effects.

The MK 3.5 manufactured by Maltron is a state of art Impedance Imaging research and clinical tool that has applications in Pulmonary, Gastric and Body Segment monitoring as well as Tissue characterization. Over 20 years of research in the field of electrical Impedance Tomography has provided a state of art tool for medical applications.

Biological tissues conduct electricity as they contain ions which act as charge carriers. Some tissues conduct electricity better than others because they contain more ions that are free to carry charge.

Resistivites of some body Tissues:

Muscle 2 - 4cm
Fat 20 cm
Lungs 10 cm
Blood 1.6cm
Bone >40 cm


Bone is a poor conductor where as muscle is a relatively good conductor.

The Maltron Sheffield Mk 3.5 applies a set of electrodes around the area under investigation and then makes a series of impedance measurements. These measurements are used to produce images.



Advantages of MK 3.5

The MK 3.5 offers several advantages over other methods of imagining and monitoring the body:

  • Low Cost
  • No known hazards
  • Long term monitoring of Physiological function is possible
  • Rapid data collection so that changes in function can be measured
  • By making spectral measurements, tissue characterizations can be made