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Theoretical analysis of dental demineralization using photothermal radiometry
Author(s): A. Mandelis; A. Matvienko; S. H. Abrams
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Paper Abstract

A coupled diffuse-photon-density-wave and thermal-wave theoretical model was developed to describe the biothermophotonic phenomena in a turbid medium under photothermal radiometry experimental conditions. The solution of the radiative transport equation in the limit of the diffuse-photon-density field was considered as a source term in the thermal-wave field equation. The model was used to analyze laser induced photothermal phenomena in a demineralized tooth sample as a function of depth. The analysis is based on a three-layer approach (demineralized enamel + healthy enamel + dentin) and considering the influence of thermal and optical properties of each layer on the resulting optical and thermal field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6856, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2008: The Ninth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics, 68560W (28 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763695
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A. Mandelis, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Quantum Dental Technologies (Canada)
A. Matvienko, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Quantum Dental Technologies (Canada)
S. H. Abrams, Quantum Dental Technologies (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6856:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2008: The Ninth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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