3D Printable Solid Tissue-Mimicking Material for Microwave Phantoms

Barry McDermott, Emily Porter, Martin Orhalloran, Anup Poudel, Manus Biggs, Nireeksha S. Karode, Austin B. Coffey

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Abstract

Phantoms provide valuable platforms for testing of medical devices including microwave diagnostic systems. This work describes a 3D printable solid tissue-mimicking material (TMM) for the production of such phantoms. The TMM is fabricated from ABS, SEBS and Carbon Black. The polymers ABS and SEBS produce a material that is 3D printable, robust and mechanically stable. Adjustment of the percentage of Carbon Black in a mixture alters the dielectric properties of the mixture. A variety of such mixtures were fabricated into 3D printable spools and the dielectric properties were measured across the 0.5 - 8.5 GHz band. The dielectric properties of a wide biological range are covered with the ability to emulate tissues within the range. The material hence can be used to print anatomically realistic and dielectrically accurate phantoms that can be multi-layered and as complex as desired depending on the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMF-Med 2018 - 1st EMF-Med World Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields and COST EMF-MED Final Event with 6th MCM
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789532900798
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Nov 2018
Event1st EMF-Med World Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields, EMF-Med 2018 - Split, Croatia
Duration: 10 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameEMF-Med 2018 - 1st EMF-Med World Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields and COST EMF-MED Final Event with 6th MCM

Conference

Conference1st EMF-Med World Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields, EMF-Med 2018
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CitySplit
Period10/09/201813/09/2018

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Dielectric materials
  • Microwave imaging
  • Phantoms
  • Tissue-mimicking materials

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