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3D interactive visualization of light-tissue interaction using Java
Author(s): Robert Splinter; Raghu Ramaiah; Harish Deshmukh; M. Yasin Akhtar Raja
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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: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406350
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Splinter, Carolinas Medical Ctr. and Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Raghu Ramaiah, Enovia (United States)
Harish Deshmukh, Virage, Inc. (United States)
M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)

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

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