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Acoustic characterisation of konjac glucomannan gel as a medical phantom

Mat Daud, Anis Nazihah and Rohani, Md. Supar and Jaafar, Rosly (2017) Acoustic characterisation of konjac glucomannan gel as a medical phantom. In: 29th Regional Conference of Solid State Science and Technology, RCSSST 2016, 15 - 17 November 2016, Johor Bahru, Johor.

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Acoustic properties are the main criteria to evaluate the compatibility of tested materials as a medical phantom. We determined the acoustic properties of konjac glucomannan (KGM) gel to verify its compatibility as a medical phantom. The acoustic properties measurement employed ultrasonic insertion technique and utilized two identical transducers of 5 MHz center frequencies. One KGM gel block with 5.62 mm thickness was used as sample to determine its longitudinal speed, acoustic impedance and attenuation coefficient at three different water temperatures; (21.5 ± 0.1), (22.5 ± 0.1) and (23.5 ± 0.1)°C. Findings indicated that its longitudinal speed and acoustic impedance increased from (1495 ± 1) to (1499 ± 1) m s-1 and (1.555 ± 0.001) to (1.559 ± 0.001) x 106 kg m-2 s-1 as the water temperature increased from (21.5 ± 0.1) to (23.5 ± 0.1)°C. It also indicated that its attenuation coefficient varied around (0.1303 ± 0.0107) to (0.1373 ± 0.0103) dB cm-1 with increasing water temperature. KGM gel is compatible to be a medical phantom since its acoustic properties are comparable to the acoustic properties of human soft tissue.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:acoustic properties, konjac glucomannan gel, medical phantom
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:97346
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:28 Sep 2022 16:36
Last Modified:28 Sep 2022 16:36

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