Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Medical Tissue Phantoms

Supervisor: Dr. John de Bruyn

Project: Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Medical Tissue Phantoms

Can extend to MSc?:  Yes

Project Description (Abstract):

Polymer materials are used as substitutes for human tissue (phantoms) in the testing of devices used in magnetic resonance imaging. Ideally, these materials should have mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties that accurately mimic those of tissue in the MRI scanner. In collaboration with Blaine Chronik, I am studying the properties of materials used in this application and working on the development of new phantom materials. This project will involve studying the dielectric properties of currently-used polymer materials and other candidate materials over the range of frequencies relevant to MR studies. Extension to a MSc could involve testing of the new material in the MR system.


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