Skin phantoms with realistic vessel structure for OCT measurements

Alexander V. Bykov, Alexey P. Popov, M. Kinnunen, Tuukka Prykäri, Alexander V. Priezzhev, Risto Myllylä

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We present here a novel phantom for optical coherence tomography (OCT) made of polyvinyl chloride-plastisol (PVCP). The optical properties of PVCP were estimated by the Mie theory and deduced from OCT measurements. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) powder and black plastic colour (light-absorbing plastic ink) were used to introduce scattering to the phantom and create capillary structure, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Applications in Life Sciences
EditorsMatti Kinnunen, Risto Myllylä
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-7652-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventLaser Applications in Life Sciences - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 9 Jun 201011 Jun 2010

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE


ConferenceLaser Applications in Life Sciences


  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Phantom
  • Polyvinyl chloride-plastisol
  • Skin
  • Vessel

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