Two semipermeable, hollow fiber phantoms for the validation of perfusion-sensitive magnetic resonance methods and signal models are described. Semipermeable hollow fibers harvested from a standard commercial hemodialysis cartridge serve to mimic tissue capillary function. Flow of aqueous media through the fiber lumen is achieved with a laboratory-grade peristaltic pump. Diffusion of water and solute species (e.g., Gd-based contrast agent) occurs across the fiber wall, allowing exchange between the lumen and the extralumenal space. Phantom design attributes include: i) small physical size, ii) easy and low-cost construction, iii) definable compartment volumes, and iv) experimental control over media content and flow rate.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2011|
- Hollow fiber bioreactor
- MR phantom design
- Semi-permeable hollow fiber