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A Monte Carlo model of light propagation in tissue
Author(s): S. A. Prahl
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Paper Abstract

The Monte Carlo method is rapidly becoming the model of choice for simulating light transport in tissue. This paper provides all the details necessary for implementation of a Monte Carlo program. Variance reduction schemes that improve the effiency of the Monte Carlo method are discussed. Analytic expressions facilitating convolution calculations for flat and Gaussian beams are included. Useful validation benchmarks are presented.

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Date Published: 10 January 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10305, Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology, 1030509 (10 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.2283590
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S. A. Prahl, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10305:
Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology
Gerhard J. Mueller; David H. Sliney; Roy F. Potter, Editor(s)

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