1. Review of tissue simulating phantoms with controllable optical, mechanical and structural properties for use in optical coherence tomography

    Review of tissue simulating phantoms with controllable optical, mechanical and structural properties for use in optical coherence tomography

    We review the development of phantoms for optical coherence tomography (OCT) designed to replicate the optical, mechanical and structural properties of a range of tissues. Such phantoms are a key requirement for the continued development of OCT techniques and applications. We focus on phantoms based on silicone, fibrin and poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogels (PVA-C), as we believe these materials hold the most promise for durable and accurate replication of tissue properties.

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