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3D optical digitation applied to orthodontics: analysis of unilateral cleft lip and palate in newborn infants
Author(s): Fernando Canal; Jorge Garcia-Mateos; Jorge Rodriguez-Larena; Alejandro Rivera; E. Aparicio
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Paper Abstract

Medical therapeutic applications using lasers involves understanding the light tissue interaction, in particular the rate ofphotochemical and thermal reactions. Tissue is composed ofa mix ofturbid media. Light propagation in turbid media can be described by the so-called Equation of Radiative Transfer, an integro-differential equation where scattering, absorption and internal reflection are significant factors in determining the light distribution in tissue. The Equation of Radiative Transfer however can not commonly be solved analytically.' In order to visualize and simulate the effects of laser light on heart tissues (myocardium) in relation to the treatment of irregular heart rates or so called arrhythmias, a fast interactive computer program has been developed in Java.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406345
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Fernando Canal, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jorge Garcia-Mateos, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jorge Rodriguez-Larena, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Alejandro Rivera, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (Spain)
E. Aparicio, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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