Manufacturing of microcirculation phantoms using rapid prototyping technologies

Anthony Buchoux, Prashant Valluri, Stewart Smith, Adam A. Stokes, Peter R Hoskins, Vassilis Sboros

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a method for the manufacturing of a microcirculation phantom that may be used to investigate hemodynamics using optics based methods. We made an Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) negative mold, manufactured in a Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) printer, embedded it in Polydimethysilioxane (PDMS) and dissolved it from within using acetone. We successfully made an enlarged three-dimensional (3D) network of microcirculation, and tested it using red blood cell (RBC) analogues. This phantom may be used for testing medical imaging technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015)
PublisherIEEE
Pages5908-5911
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424492701
ISBN (Print)9781424492695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 201529 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference.
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2015
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25/08/1529/08/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Buchoux, A., Valluri, P., Smith, S., Stokes, A. A., Hoskins, P. R., & Sboros, V. (2015). Manufacturing of microcirculation phantoms using rapid prototyping technologies. In 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015) (pp. 5908-5911). [7319736] (Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference.). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319736