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dc.contributor.authorFAGAN, ANDREWen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-10T14:00:50Z
dc.date.available2010-12-10T14:00:50Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.date.submitted2011en
dc.identifier.citationL.M. Cannon, A.J. Fagan and J.E. Browne, Novel tissue mimicking materials for high frequency breast ultrasound applications, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 37, 1, 2011, 122-135en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/41269
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe development and acoustical characterisation of a range of novel agar-based tissue mimicking material (TMMs) for use in clinically relevant, quality assurance (QA) and anthropomorphic breast phantoms are presented. The novel agar-based TMMs described in this study are based on a comprehensive, systematic variation of the ingredients in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TMM. A novel, solid fat-mimicking material was also developed and acoustically characterised. Acoustical characterisation was carried out using an in-house scanning acoustic macroscope at low (7.5 MHz) and high frequencies (20 MHz), using the pulse-echo insertion technique. The speeds of sound range from 1490 to 1570 m. s-1, attenuation coefficients range from 0.1 to 0.9 dB. cm-1. MHz-1 and relative backscatter ranges from 0 to - 20 dB. It was determined that tissues can be mimicked in terms of independently controllable speeds of sound and attenuation coefficients. These properties make these novel TMMs suitable for use in clinically relevant QA and anthropomorphic phantoms, and would potentially be useful for other high frequency applications such as intra-vascular and small animal imaging.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSFIen
dc.format.extent122-135en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUltrasound in Medicine and Biologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries37en
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectBiomaterialsen
dc.subjectBreast Phantomen
dc.subjectTissue Mimicking Materialsen
dc.titleNovel tissue mimicking materials for high frequency breast ultrasound applicationsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorScience Foundation Ireland (SFI)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/fagananen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid69152en
dc.subject.TCDThemeNext Generation Medical Devicesen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2010.10.005en


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