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Uses and abuses of EIDORS: An extensible software base for EIT

Summary: Uses and abuses of EIDORS: An extensible software
base for EIT
Andy Adler1
, William R. B. Lionheart2
School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, U.K.
E-mail: adler@site.uOttawa.ca, bill.lionheart@manchester.ac.uk
EIDORS is an open source software suite for image reconstruction in electrical
impedance tomography and diffuse optical tomography, designed to facilitate
collaboration, testing and new research in these fields. This paper describes recent
work to redesign the software structure in order to simplify its use and provide a
uniform interface, permitting easier modification and customization. We describe the
key features of this software, followed by examples of its use. One general issue with
inverse problem software is the difficulty of correctly implementing algorithms, and the
consequent ease with which subtle numerical bugs can be inadvertently introduced.
EIDORS helps with this issue, by allowing sharing and reuse of well documented and
debugged software. On the other hand, since EIDORS is designed to facilitate use by


Source: Adler, Andy - Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences