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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Monte Carlo simulations related to gas-based optical diagnosis of human sinusitis
Author(s): Linda Persson; E. Kristensson; L. Simonsson; Sune Svanberg
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the feasibility of using diode laser gas spectroscopy for sinusitis diagnostics. We simulate light propagation using the Monte Carlo concept, as implemented by the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAPTM) software. Simulations and experimental data are compared for a model based on two scattering bodies representing human tissue, with an air gap in-between representing the sinus cavity. Simulations are also performed to investigate the detection geometries used in the experiments, as well as the influence of the optical properties of the scattering bodies. Finally, we explore the possibility of performing imaging measurements of the sinuses. Results suggest that a diagnostic technique complementary to already existing ones could be developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 12(5) 054002 doi: 10.1117/1.2777179
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 12, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Linda Persson, Lunds Univ. (Sweden)
E. Kristensson, Lunds Univ. (Sweden)
L. Simonsson, Lunds Univ. (Sweden)
Sune Svanberg, Lunds Tekniska Högskola (Sweden)

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