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3D multispectral light propagation model for subcutaneous veins imaging
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we describe a new 3D light propagation model aimed at understanding the effects of various physiological properties on subcutaneous vein imaging. In particular, we build upon the well known MCML (Monte Carlo Multi Layer) code and present a tissue model that improves upon the current state-of-the-art by: incorporating physiological variation, such as melanin concentration, fat content, and layer thickness; including veins of varying depth and diameter; using curved surfaces from real arm shapes; and modeling the vessel wall interface. We describe our model, present results from the Monte Carlo modeling, and compare these results with those obtained with other Monte Carlo methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6913, Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging, 69130D (3 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772825
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Paquit, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Le2i, Univ. of Burgundy (France)
Jeffery R. Price, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Fabrice Mériaudeau, Le2i, Univ. of Burgundy (France)
Kenneth W. Tobin, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6913:
Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging
Jiang Hsieh; Ehsan Samei, Editor(s)

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