Monte Carlo simulation for light propagation in 3D tooth model

Yongji Fu, Steven L. Jacques

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Abstract

Monte Carlo (MC) simulation was implemented in a three dimensional tooth model to simulate the light propagation in the tooth for antibiotic photodynamic therapy and other laser therapy. The goal of this research is to estimate the light energy deposition in the target region of tooth with given light source information, tooth optical properties and tooth structure. Two use cases were presented to demonstrate the practical application of this model. One case was comparing the isotropic point source and narrow beam dosage distribution and the other case was comparing different incident points for the same light source. This model will help the doctor for PDT design in the tooth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 29 2011
EventOptical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2011Jan 26 2011

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume7897
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherOptical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/24/111/26/11

Keywords

  • Dosage
  • Light propagation
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Tooth model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Fu, Y., & Jacques, S. L. (2011). Monte Carlo simulation for light propagation in 3D tooth model. In Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII [78971N] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 7897). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.873603