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Abstract #1669

A Structurally Anthropomorphic Brain Phantom

Kyoko Fujimoto 1,2 , Trent V. Robertson 1 , Vanessa Douet 2 , David G. Garmire 1 , and V. Andrew Stenger 1,2

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, 2 Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States

Techniques for better Magnetic Resonance imaging are being continuously developed. Before applying new techniques on subjects and patients in a scanner, they are tested with cylindrical or spherical phantoms. However, results are often not realistic since the human cerebrum has complex structure with multi-contrast tissues and gyrifications. Some phantoms model electrical and functional properties but a phantom with gray and white matter structure does not exit. The purpose of this study is to show the development of an anthropomorphic phantom to obtain calibration data with simulated cerebral tissues to reduce cost and time by not necessitating in-vivo subjects.

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