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Development of a reliable and reproducible phantom manufacturing method using silica microspheres in silicone
Author(s): Charlotte J. Maughan Jones; Peter R. T. Munro

Paper Abstract

Optically scattering phantoms composed of silica microspheres embedded in an optically clear silicone matrix were manufactured using a previously developed method. Multiple problems, such as sphere aggregation, adsorption to the cast, and silicone shrinkage, were, however, frequently encountered. Solutions to these problems were developed and an improved method, incorporating these solutions, is presented. The improved method offers excellent reliability and reproducibility for creating phantoms with uniform scattering coefficient. We also present evidence of decreased sphere aggregation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2017
PDF: 5 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 22(9) 095004 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.9.095004
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 22, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Charlotte J. Maughan Jones, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Peter R. T. Munro, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)

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