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Soft tissue-mimicking materials with various number of scatterers and their acoustical characteristics

pp. 121-128, vol. 16, 2013

Eleonora Kruglenko
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Barbara Gambin
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Lucyna CieĊ›lik
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Key words: ultrasound; soft tissue; semi-transmission method

Abstract: For the study of the temperature increase in the soft tissues irradiated by a low-power ultrasound, soft tissue-mimicking materials can be used. The phantoms have been produced based on an aqueous solution of agar, oil, and glass beads microparticles. The RF signals collected in the experiments enabled evaluation of the acoustic properties of phantoms with different number of strong scatterers (concentration varied from 0 to 30 pcs/mm3 ). Speed of sound (SOS) determined for the phantoms was similar to the value typical of soft tissue (about 1540 m/s). To determine attenuation coefficient the semi-transmission method has been used. Attenuation coefficient value varied from 0.5 to 1.1 dB/(MHz cm), depending on the number of scatterers. It was shown that the phantoms stored for 6 months preserved their acoustical properties and were usable for further experiments. It was found that within the total attenuation, the part corresponding to scattering can be distinguished.

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