Tissue-mimicking phantoms for biomedical applications

Oleksii Sieryi, Alexey Popov, Vyacheslav Kalchenko, Alexander Bykov, Igor Meglinski

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Emerging biomedical instrumentation for imaging and diagnostics requires tissue-mimicking phantoms with optical properties close to those of real biological tissues. Many such tissues and organs consist of several layers with different physical properties, e.g. the head includes the brain, skull, and skin, which in turn also comprise several layers. Structure, optical and mechanical properties depend on the purpose of phantoms and studied materials and technologies. In this paper, we present both plain single-, multi-layered phantoms, and complex opto-mechanical phantoms that imitate parts of the body, in particular, the head. We describe the procedure, materials, internal structure, and tuning of the optical properties of two different phantom manufacturing methods as well as show examples of tissue-mimicking phantoms for different biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTissue Optics and Photonics
EditorsValery V. Tuchin, Walter C. P. M. Blondel, Zeev Zalevsky
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-1-5106-3498-5
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSPIE Photonics Europe Digital Forum 2020
: Online Only
- None, France
Duration: 6 Apr 202010 Apr 2020

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE


ConferenceSPIE Photonics Europe Digital Forum 2020


  • Biomedical
  • Head phantom
  • Optical properties
  • Phantoms
  • Tissue-mimicking


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