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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1999
  • pp: 4247–4251

Fabrication and characterization of a solid polyurethane phantom for optical imaging through scattering media

Marcia L. Vernon, Julie Fréchette, Yves Painchaud, Serge Caron, and Pierre Beaudry  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 4247-4251 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.004247


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Abstract

A phantom based on a polyurethane system that replicates the optical properties of tissue for use in near-infrared imaging is described. The absorption properties of tissue are simulated by a dye that absorbs in the near infrared, and the scattering properties are simulated by TiO2 particles. The scattering and absorption coefficients of the plastic were measured with a new technique based on time-resolved transmission through two slabs of materials that have different thicknesses. An image of a representative phantom was obtained from time-gated transmission.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(170.3830) Medical optics and biotechnology : Mammography
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 1998
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 1999
Published: July 1, 1999

Citation
Marcia L. Vernon, Julie Fréchette, Yves Painchaud, Serge Caron, and Pierre Beaudry, "Fabrication and characterization of a solid polyurethane phantom for optical imaging through scattering media," Appl. Opt. 38, 4247-4251 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-19-4247


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