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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Artery phantoms for intravascular optical coherence tomography: diseased arteries

Paper Abstract

We propose and test various strategies for the creation of artery phantoms mimicking different kinds of diseased arteries when imaged by intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT). We first review the method for making healthy artery phantoms. We then describe the procedure to fabricate diseased artery phantoms with intima thickening, lipid pool, thin-capped fibroatheroma, calcification, and restenosis (homogeneous and layered) after stent apposition. For each case, a phantom is fabricated, an IVOCT image is obtained, and the image is compared to that of a real artery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2013
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 18(9) 096010 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.9.096010
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 18, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Charles-Etienne Bisaillon, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Guy Lamouche, National Research Council Canada (Canada)

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