A 3D semi-anthropomorphic photoacoustic breast phantom

Maura Dantuma*, Rianne C. Van Dommelen, Srirang Manohar

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Photoacoustic tomographic breast imaging systems progressively move into the clinics for in-vivo studies. Next to tumor detection, studies also focus on extracting information about the tumor by performing multi-wavelength photoacoustics for quantitative oxygen saturation estimations. Until now, it has been difficult to compare the results from different systems due to the wide variability in system characteristics and image reconstruction algorithms. In order to do inter-system comparisons in photoacoustic breast imaging, and to validate oxygen saturation estimations, a standardized but realistic measurement object is required. In this study, we present the first 3D semi-anthropomorphic photoacoustic breast phantom and demonstrate its features both in ultrasound imaging as in photoacoustic tomography.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2019
EditorsLihong V. Wang, Alexander A. Oraevsky
ISBN (Electronic)9781510623989
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2019
EventPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019 - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20197 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferencePhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • 3D printing
  • Breast phantom
  • Optoacoustic imaging
  • Photoacoustic imaging
  • Polyvinyl chloride plastisol (PVCP)


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