Three-dimensional human head phantom with realistic electrical properties and anatomy

Mobashsher, A. T. and Abbosh, A. M. (2014) Three-dimensional human head phantom with realistic electrical properties and anatomy. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 13 1401-1404. doi:10.1109/LAWP.2014.2340409

Author Mobashsher, A. T.
Abbosh, A. M.
Title Three-dimensional human head phantom with realistic electrical properties and anatomy
Journal name IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1536-1225
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/LAWP.2014.2340409
Volume 13
Start page 1401
End page 1404
Total pages 4
Place of publication Piscataway, NJ United States
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Language eng
Abstract An anatomically realistic human head phantom as a potential mean of experimentally validating microwave-based head imaging systems and other prominent applications is reported. Using an MRI-derived model, the phantom is 3-D-printed using a laser sintering material to represent the external tissue layers starting from the skull. The skull cavity is filled with the help of 3-D-printed molds with tissue-mimicking mixtures that are formed using low-cost ingredients. The included tissues are gray matter, white matter, Dura, CSF, eye, cerebellum, spinal cord, and blood. Our measurements indicate that the properties of the fabricated tissues are stable with time and agree with the real properties with less than 5% variation across the band 0.5-4 GHz, which is widely utilized in various imaging and mobile applications.
Keyword Brain stroke diagnosis
Head imaging
Head phantom
Head tomography
Microwave Imaging
Mobile communication
Traumatic brain injury diagnosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID DP120101214
Institutional Status UQ

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