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Three-dimensional Monte Carlo modeling of laser-tissue interaction
Author(s): Beop-Min Kim; Nicholas A. Gentile; Kenneth B. Trauner; Richard A. London
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Paper Abstract

A full three dimensional Monte-Carlo program was developed for analysis of the laser-tissue interactions. This project was performed as a part of the LATIS3D (3-D Laser-TISsue interaction) project. The accuracy was verified against results from a public domain two dimensional axisymmetric program. The code was used for simulation of light transport in simplified human knee geometry. Using the real human knee meshes which will be extracted from MRI images in the near future, a full analysis of dosimetry and surgical strategies for photodynamic therapy of rheumatoid arthritis will be followed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3601, Laser-Tissue Interaction X: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (14 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350015
Show Author Affiliations
Beop-Min Kim, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (South Korea)
Nicholas A. Gentile, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kenneth B. Trauner, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Richard A. London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3601:
Laser-Tissue Interaction X: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical
Steven L. Jacques; David H. Sliney; Gerhard J. Mueller; Gerhard J. Mueller; Andre Roggan; Andre Roggan; David H. Sliney, Editor(s)

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