Breast phantom for comparison X-ray and polarimetric optical tomography imaging

Piotr Kamil Sobotka, Krzysztof Chełmiński, Wojciech Bulski, Krzysztof Kacperski, Janina Dziukowa, Ewa Wesołowska, Szymon Wieczorek, Sławomir Miernicki, Daniel Budaszewski, Tomasz Woliński, Andrzej Witold Domański


Breast phantom made as combination of paraffin and INTRALIPIDTM was tested by use of conventional X-ray computed tomography and polarimetric optical tomography. The INTRALIPIDTM is a liquid commonly used for simulation breast tissues optical properties but it is useless as X-ray phantom. During our tests we have observed that X-ray tomography allows to reconstruct correctly the positions of INTRALIPIDTM inclusions inside paraffin medium but we cannot distinguish different densities of INTRALIPIDTM in each inclusion. On the other hand the polarimetric optical tomography allows to distinguish densities of INTRALIPIDTM (0%, 10%, 20%) in inclusions but with relatively low accuracy of their position.

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