Magnetic Measurements of Local Passage Velocity through the Gut

  • Wilfried Andrä
  • Klaus Eitner
  • Rudolf Hergt
  • Matthias Zeisberger


Arguments are given for the pressing need to measure the local passage velocity, especially in the small intestine. Current velocity measurement methods are reviewed and a new magnetic method is presented. First results of “in vitro” experiments yielded a spatial resolving power in the order of 1 cm in any direction and demonstrate the feasibility of automatically imaging the trace of a magnetic marker moving through the gut and to measuring its local velocity.


Primary Field Magnetic Method Hall Probe High Frequency Field Coil Axis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilfried Andrä
    • 1
  • Klaus Eitner
    • 2
  • Rudolf Hergt
    • 1
  • Matthias Zeisberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische Hochtechnologie e.V. JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Innere Medizin I der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität ErlangerJenaGermany

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