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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 12 — Dec. 19, 2012

Direct Monte Carlo computation of time-resolved fluorescence in heterogeneous turbid media

Anand T. N. Kumar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4783-4785 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004783


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Abstract

We show that a multiexponential model for time-resolved fluorescence allows the use of an absorption-perturbation Monte Carlo (MC) approach based on stored photon path histories. This enables the rapid fitting of fluorescence yield, lifetimes, and background tissue absorptions in complex heterogeneous media within a few seconds, without the need for temporal convolutions or MC recalculation of photon path lengths. We validate this method using simulations with both a slab and a heterogeneous model of the mouse head.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Anand T. N. Kumar, "Direct Monte Carlo computation of time-resolved fluorescence in heterogeneous turbid media," Opt. Lett. 37, 4783-4785 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4783

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