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Photoacoustic investigation of a neonatal skull phantom
Author(s): Bridget Volinski; Ali Hariri; Afreen Fatima; Qiuyun Xu; Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki
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Paper Abstract

There is a need for continued research into the diagnosis, prevention and cure of neonatal brain disease and disorders. These disorders lead to fatalities and developmental disorders in infants. Non-invasive imaging techniques are being researched for this purpose. However, the availability of neonatal skull samples for this work is very low. A phantom can be used to simulate the neonatal skull and brain to improve imaging techniques. This study selects a phantom of polyurethane and titanium dioxide and proves its value as a replacement for neonatal skull in research. The methods used for this proof are validation of choice against the literature, transmissivity and acoustic experimentation compared to existing literature, and finally photoacoustic evaluation of the final choice to show its usefulness as a neonatal skull phantom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10064, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017, 100643T (23 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254495
Show Author Affiliations
Bridget Volinski, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Ali Hariri, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Afreen Fatima, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Qiuyun Xu, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki, Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10064:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2017
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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