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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 44–57

A study on tetrahedron-based inhomogeneous Monte Carlo optical simulation

Haiou Shen and Ge Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 44-57 (2011)

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Monte Carlo (MC) simulation is widely recognized as a gold standard in biophotonics for its high accuracy. Here we analyze several issues associated with tetrahedron-based optical Monte Carlo simulation in the context of TIM-OS, MMCM, MCML, and CUDAMCML in terms of accuracy and efficiency. Our results show that TIM-OS has significant better performance in the complex geometry cases and has comparable performance with CUDAMCML in the multi-layered tissue model.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging

ToC Category:
Optics of Tissue and Turbid Media

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2010
Published: December 3, 2010

Haiou Shen and Ge Wang, "A study on tetrahedron-based inhomogeneous Monte Carlo optical simulation," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 44-57 (2011)

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