Cardiac ultrasound phantom using a porcine heart model.


Journal Article

A beating cardiac phantom has been developed using an excised porcine heart for use as a training tool in echocardiography. The heart is fixed with a formalin-based preservation method, housed in an optically transparent Lexan chamber, and undergoes hydraulic pumping to circulate a blood-mimicking fluid. The cardiac phantom has been used for a period of four months to produce images of excellent quality with ventricular wall motion typical of human subjects.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, SW; Lopath, PD; Adams, DB; Walcott, GP

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 693 - 697

PubMed ID

  • 8525559

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8525559

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-291X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-5629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0301-5629(95)00003-a


  • eng