Optofluidic phantom mimicking optical properties of porcine livers. Academic Article uri icon


  • One strategy for assessing efficacy of a liver transplant is to monitor perfusion and oxygenation after transplantation. An implantable optical sensor is being developed to overcome inadequacies of current monitoring approaches. To facilitate sensor design while minimizing animal use, a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based liver phantom was developed to mimic the optical properties of porcine liver in the 630-1000 nm wavelength range and the anatomical geometry of liver parenchyma. Using soft lithography to construct microfluidic channels in pigmented elastomer enabled the 2D approximation of hexagonal liver lobules with 15mm sinusoidal channels, which will allow perfusion with blood-mimicking fluids to facilitate the development of the liver perfusion and oxygenation monitoring system.

published proceedings

  • Biomed Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Long, R., King, T., Akl, T., Ericson, M. N., Wilson, M., Cot, G. L., & McShane, M. J.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Long, Ruiqi||King, Travis||Akl, Tony||Ericson, M Nance||Wilson, Mark||Coté, Gerard L||McShane, Michael J

publication date

  • July 2011