Abstract

Vast research has been carried out to fabricate tissue-mimicking phantoms, due to their convenient use and ease of storage, to assess and validate the performance of optical imaging devices. However, to the best of our knowledge, there has been little research on the use of multilayer tissue phantoms for optical imaging technology, although their structure is closer to that of real skin tissue. In this work, we design, fabricate, and characterize multilayer tissue-mimicking phantoms, with a morphological mouse ear blood vessel, that contain an epidermis, a dermis, and a hypodermis. Each tissue-mimicking phantom layer is characterized individually to match specific skin tissue layer characteristics. The thickness, optical properties (absorption coefficient and reduced scattering coefficient), oxygenation, and perfusion of skin are the most critical parameters for disease diagnosis and for some medical equipment. These phantoms can be used as calibration artifacts and help to evaluate optical imaging technologies.

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