Poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogel, multi-layer artery phantoms for optical coherence tomography

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.875912
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Proceedings titleProceedings of SPIE
ConferenceOptical Diagnostics and Sensing XI: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics; and Design and Performance Validation of Phantoms Used in Conjunction with Optical Measurement of Tissue III, San Fransisco, U.S., January 22, 2011
AbstractIn this paper, we present recent development of phantoms of coronary arteries with representative mechanical properties. The phantoms were made of poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogel (PVA-C). Multilayer phantoms were fabricated by an overmoulding process. The optical properties are adjusted in each layer by the different number of freeze-thaw cycles in combination with additives. The mechanical properties of the multilayer phantoms are characterized, and various means for improving the strain hardening are investigated.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Industrial Materials Institute
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NRC number53900
NPARC number17756432
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