A Pulsating Coronary Vessel Phantom for Two- and Three-Dimensional Intravascular Ultrasound Studies

@article{Nadkarni2001APC,
  title={A Pulsating Coronary Vessel Phantom for Two- and Three-Dimensional Intravascular Ultrasound Studies},
  author={Seemantini K. Nadkarni and Gregory R. Mills and Derek R. Boughner and Aaron Fenster},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={621-8}
}
The evaluation of new techniques for 2-D and 3-D intravascular ultrasound (US) imaging (IVUS) often requires the use of a pulsating coronary phantom. This study describes the design, construction and evaluation of a phantom simulating the pulsation of a human coronary artery for IVUS studies. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) cryogel was used as a tissue mimic for the coronary vessel, which was incorporated in a custom-built assembly. The phantom was programmed to pulsate under servomotor control, to… CONTINUE READING