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Multi-layered phantoms mimicking skin pathologies for high-resolution ultrasound
Author(s): Inna Seviaryna; Shizuka Nakada; Sachiko Yoshida; Naohiro Hozumi; Roman Gr. Maev
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Paper Abstract

Quickly developed medical market of high-resolution skin imaging requires suitable phantoms simulating characteristics of skin pathologies to develop new ultrasonic imaging systems and image processing algorithms. The phantom should mimic important acoustic properties of skin to provide a realistic and responsive environment. The most significant ultrasonic parameters here are sound speed, attenuation, and backscattering. The purpose of this study was to develop multilayered phantoms imitating mechanical and acoustic properties of healthy skin, benign nevus, and melanoma lesions that can be used for high-frequency ultrasound (50MHz). Phantoms were fabricated and tested using scanning acoustic microscopes (Honda 50-SI, Tessonics AM) and hand-held skin imager. Physical and acoustic properties of the phantom materials can be controlled by varying the material composition. Evaluated acoustic parameters were found to be close to values of human skin. The phantoms can be used for an extended period (6 months) without altering its properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11319, Medical Imaging 2020: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography, 1131917 (16 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2549833
Show Author Affiliations
Inna Seviaryna, Univ. of Windsor (Canada)
Shizuka Nakada, Toyohashi Institute of Technology (Japan)
Sachiko Yoshida, Toyohashi Institute of Technology (Japan)
Naohiro Hozumi, Toyohashi Institute of Technology (Japan)
Roman Gr. Maev, Univ. of Windsor (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11319:
Medical Imaging 2020: Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography
Brett C. Byram; Nicole V. Ruiter, Editor(s)

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