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GPU-accelerated object-oriented Monte Carlo modeling of photon migration in turbid media
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Paper Abstract

Due to the recent intense developments in lasers and optical technologies a number of novel revolutionary imaging and photonic-based diagnostic modalities have arisen. Utilizing various features of light these techniques provide new practical solutions in a range of biomedical, environmental and industrial applications. Conceptual engineering design of new optical diagnostic systems requires a clear understanding of the light-tissue interaction and the peculiarities of optical radiation propagation therein. Description of photon migration within the random media is based on the radiative transfer that forms a basis of Monte Carlo modelling of light propagation in complex turbid media like biological tissues. In current presentation with a further development of the Monte Carlo technique we introduce a novel Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigm accelerated by Graphics Processing Unit that provide an opportunity to escalate the performance of standard Monte Carlo simulation over 100 times.

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Date Published: 9 April 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7999, Saratov Fall Meeting 2010: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XII, 79990K (9 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890267
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Alex Doronin, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
Igor Meglinski, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7999:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2010: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XII

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