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Monte Carlo simulation for photon propagation through tissue

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  1. Algorithmic software component


  1. Resource Description
    "The Monte Carlo technique is a flexible method for simulating light propagation in tissue. The simulation is based on the random walks that photons make as they travel through tissue, which are chosen by statistically sampling the probability distributions for step size and angular deflection per scattering event. After propagating many photons, the net distribution of all the photon paths yields an accurate approximation to reality."
  2. Contact
    Jacques, Steven, Ph.D.
  3. Used by
    Steven Jacques Laboratory
  4. Data Input
    Optical properties of the material (absorption coefficient, scattering coefficient and the anisotropy of scattering)
  5. Data Output
    Simulated photon distribution in tissue
  6. Software purpose
    Mechanical modeling and simulation objective
  7. Related Publication or Documentation
    Light distributions from point, line and plane sources for photochemical reactions and fluorescence in turbid biological tissues.
  8. Website(s)
  9. Developed by
    Jacques, Steven, Ph.D.
  10. Software license
    Open source software license
  11. Algorithm used
    Monte Carlo method
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