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Monte Carlo modeling of spatially complex wrist tissue for the optimization of optical pulse oximeters
Author(s): Mitchell Robinson; Ryan Butcher; Gerard L. Coté
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Paper Abstract

Monte Carlo modeling of photon propagation has been used in the examination of particular areas of the body to further enhance the understanding of light propagation through tissue. This work seeks to improve upon the established simulation methods through more accurate representations of the simulated tissues in the wrist as well as the characteristics of the light source. The Monte Carlo simulation program was developed using Matlab. Generation of different tissue domains, such as muscle, vasculature, and bone, was performed in Solidworks, where each domain was saved as a separate .stl file that was read into the program. The light source was altered to give considerations to both viewing angle of the simulated LED as well as the nominal diameter of the source. It is believed that the use of these more accurate models generates results that more closely match those seen in-vivo, and can be used to better guide the design of optical wrist-worn measurement devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10072, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 100720W (17 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2255853
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Mitchell Robinson, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Ryan Butcher, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Gerard L. Coté, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10072:
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Gerard L. Coté, Editor(s)

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