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Monte Carlo simulation for light propagation in 3D tooth model
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Paper Abstract

Monte Carlo (MC) simulation was implemented in a three dimensional tooth model to simulate the light propagation in the tooth for antibiotic photodynamic therapy and other laser therapy. The goal of this research is to estimate the light energy deposition in the target region of tooth with given light source information, tooth optical properties and tooth structure. Two use cases were presented to demonstrate the practical application of this model. One case was comparing the isotropic point source and narrow beam dosage distribution and the other case was comparing different incident points for the same light source. This model will help the doctor for PDT design in the tooth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7897, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII, 78971N (19 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873603
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Yongji Fu, Sharp Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)
Steven L. Jacques, Oregon Health & Science Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7897:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII
E. Duco Jansen; Robert J. Thomas, Editor(s)

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