12 January 2018 Simulation study of interaction of pulse laser with tumor-embedded gastric tissue using finite element analysis
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The study of interaction of laser with tumor-embedded gastric tissue is of great theoretical and practical significance for the laser diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer in medicine. A finite element (FE)-based simulation model has been developed incorporating light propagation and heat transfer in soft tissues using a commercial FE simulation package, COMSOL Multiphysics. In this study, FE model is composed of three parts of 1) homogeneous background soft tissues submerged in water, 2) tumor tissue inclusion, and 3) different wavelengths of short pulsed laser source (450nm, 550nm, 632nm and 800nm). The laser point source is placed right under the tissues submerged in water. This laser source light propagation through the multi-layer tissues using the diffusion equation and bioheat transfer in tissues is simulated using bioheat equation for temperature change. The simulation results show that the penetration depth and light energy distribution mainly depend on the optical parameters of the different wavelengths of the tissue. In the process of biological heat transfer, the temperature of the tissue decreases exponentially with the depth and the deep tissues are almost unaffected. The results are helpful to optimize the laser source in a photoacoustic imaging system and provide some significance for the further study of the early diagnosis of gastric cancer.
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Lantian Liu, Lantian Liu, Zhifang Li, Zhifang Li, Hui Li, Hui Li, } "Simulation study of interaction of pulse laser with tumor-embedded gastric tissue using finite element analysis", Proc. SPIE 10619, 2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Advanced Laser Technology and Applications, 106190Y (12 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2296289; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2296289
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