Development of a bladder phantom of materials which can be analysed by OCT and a miniature camera for the Next-gen in-vivo project

To improve bladder cancer diagnostics, the Next gen in-vivo project is creating a robot that analyses bladder tissue with optical coherence tomography (OCT) and a miniature camera.

A bladder phantom is developed for ex-vivo experiments in the Next gen in-vivo project. OCT is used to visualise possible bladder tumours and the bladder wall. A miniature camera is used to create a 3D reconstruction of the bladder.

The bladder phantom can be analysed with these imaging techniques. Furthermore, the phantom includes blood vessels and tumour sites of the CIS, Ta, T1 and T2 tumours.