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Title: Hybrid method for fast Monte Carlo simulation of diffuse reflectance from a multilayered tissue model with tumor-like heterogeneities
Authors: Zhu, Caigang
Liu, Quan
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Zhu, C., & Liu, Q. (2012). Hybrid method for fast Monte Carlo simulation of diffuse reflectance from a multilayered tissue model with tumor-like heterogeneities. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 17(1).
Series/Report no.: Journal of biomedical optics
Abstract: We present a hybrid method that combines a multilayered scaling method and a perturbation method to speed up the Monte Carlo simulation of diffuse reflectance from a multilayered tissue model with finite-size tumor-like heterogeneities. The proposed method consists of two steps. In the first step, a set of photon trajectory information generated from a baseline Monte Carlo simulation is utilized to scale the exit weight and exit distance of survival photons for the multilayered tissue model. In the second step, another set of photon trajectory information, including the locations of all collision events from the baseline simulation and the scaling result obtained from the first step, is employed by the perturbation Monte Carlo method to estimate diffuse reflectance from the multilayered tissue model with tumor-like heterogeneities. Our method is demonstrated to shorten simulation time by several orders of magnitude. Moreover, this hybrid method works for a larger range of probe configurations and tumor models than the scaling method or the perturbation method alone.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/79476
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/10168
ISSN: 1083-3668
DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.010501
Rights: © 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This paper was published in Journal of Biomedical Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. The paper can be found at the following official DOI: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.010501].  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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