Precisely evaluation of temperature influence on artificial blood phantom properties made of polymers using ultrasound signals
Mohannad Adel Sayah 1 * , Ammar A Oglat 2 * , M Z Matjafri 3 , Ahmed Abukonna 4 , Marwan Alshipli 5
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1 Department of Radiography, Princess Aisha Bint Al-Hussein College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma’an, P.C71111, P.B(20), JORDAN2 Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, 13133, JORDAN3 Department of Medical Physics and Radiation Science, School of Physics, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, MALAYSIA4 Faculty of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, SUDAN5 Department of Medical Imaging and Radiography, Aqaba University of Technology, Aqaba, JORDAN* Corresponding Author


Purpose: The study aims to evaluate precisely influence of temperature on the acoustical and physical properties of blood mimicking fluid (BMF) phantom made of polymer material.
Materials & methods: Propylene glycol (PG) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) were fabricated to create artificial blood phantom. Acoustic (speed and attenuation) and physical properties (density and viscosity) of BMF were tested at specific temperatures of range 22 °C, 25 °C, 35 °C, 36 °C, and 37 °C using ultrasound signals.
Results: At center frequency of 5 MHz, pulse-echo allows to acoustical (speed and attenuation) and physical (density and viscosity) values to be linearly decreased with increasing of temperature. The difference in values of speed, attenuation, density, and viscosity was nuance (±0.01, ±0.001, ±0.005, and ±0.151), respectively.
Conclusions: Temperature test of range 22Co-37Co have nuance influence (±0.01, ±0.001, ±0.005, and ±0.151) on acoustical and physical properties when BMF phantom of special material of PG and PEG was used. This nuance influence may be taken in account in quality assurance of ultrasound imaging system.


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Article Type: Original Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2024, Volume 21, Issue 1, Article No: em552

Publication date: 01 Jan 2024

Online publication date: 15 Nov 2023

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