Realization of a poro-elastic ultrasound replica of pulmonary tissue.

Andrea Spinelli, Bruna Vinci, Annalisa Tirella, Marco Matteucci, Luna Gargani, Arti Ahluwalia, Claudio Domenici, Eugenio Picano, Piero Chiarelli

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    In this work we describe the fabrication of a biocompatible hydrophilic scaffold composed of cross-linked gelatin that mimics the porous three-dimensional structure of pulmonary tissue as well as its water content and mechanical properties. The lung replica also reproduces the characteristic sonographic signs of pulmonary interstitial syndrome, the B-lines or ultrasound lung comets.
    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • B-lines
    • echographic signals
    • gelatin
    • hydrogels
    • lung replica
    • mechanical properties
    • porosity


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