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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Fabrication of various optical tissue phantoms by the spin-coating method
Author(s): Jihoon Park; Myungjin Ha; Sungkon Yu; Byungjo Jung
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Paper Abstract

Although numerous studies have been performed to fabricate various optical tissue phantom (OTP) models, the fabrication of OTPs that simulate skin layers is laborious and time-consuming owing to the intricate characteristics of skin tissue. This study presents various OTP models that optically and structurally simulate the epidermis–dermis skin layer. The spin-coating method was employed to reproduce a uniform thin layer that mimics the epidermis layer, and the fabrication parameters were optimized for epoxy and silicone reference materials. Various OTP models simulating blood vessels and hyperpigmentation lesions were fabricated using the two reference materials to determine their feasibility. The suitability of each of the two reference materials for OTP fabrication was qualitatively evaluated by comparing the quality of the OTP models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2016
PDF: 8 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 21(6) 065008 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.6.065008
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 21, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Jihoon Park, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Myungjin Ha, Yonsei Univ. (Republic of Korea)
Sungkon Yu, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Byungjo Jung, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


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