Accelerated modeling of light transport in heterogeneous tissues using superposition of virtual sources

M. R. Ostermeyer, S. L. Jacques, A. H. Hielscher, L. Wang

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Abstract

We present a perturbation theory for diffusive light transport in turbid media, which allows to model the light distribution around inhomogeneities of complex geometries. The diffusion equation for an inhomogeneous medium is transformed into an equivalent integral equation that can be solved with a fast iterative numerical algorithm. This method models three dimensional geometries considerably faster than standard methods. Furthermore, the integral formulation supports an intuitive understanding of the physical processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2326
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 1995
EventPhoton Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue 1994 - Lille, France
Duration: Sep 6 1994Sep 10 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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