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Summarizing Monte Carlo simulations by simple analytic expressions to describe photon transport in tissues
Author(s): Steven L. Jacques
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Paper Abstract

The distribution of light in tissues can be modeled using Monte Carlo simulations. Analytic expressions, however, provide both speed and the ability to derive subsequent analytic expressions. This paper attempts to distill the lessons of Monte Carlo simulations into analytic descriptions that are simple and rapid. Monte Carlo simulations in homogeneous tissue with cylindrically symmetric geometries are translated into simple expressions based on ellipses. Such an ellipsoidal approximation provides a convenient analytic expression for internal fluence rate distributions, F(r,z).

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2326, Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200808
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Steven L. Jacques, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2326:
Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue
Sigrid Avrillier; Britton Chance; Gerhard J. Mueller; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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