19 May 1994 New approach to the "forward problem" of optical diffusion tomography of turbid media
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Proceedings Volume 2135, Advances in Laser and Light Spectroscopy to Diagnose Cancer and Other Diseases; (1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175997
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
This article proposes a new approach to the `forward problem' by directly solving the radiative transport equation. A new phase function introduced by the authors' previous work has been used in the new approach in a simplified form. A function modeling the spatial, directional and temporal distributions of the incident laser pulse is proposed. For every small time increment, analytical approximation solutions to the time-dependent radiative transport equation are formulated. Preliminary results of computer simulation of the approach are provided.
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Pingyu Liu, Robert A. Kruger, "New approach to the "forward problem" of optical diffusion tomography of turbid media", Proc. SPIE 2135, Advances in Laser and Light Spectroscopy to Diagnose Cancer and Other Diseases, (19 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175997; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.175997
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Diffusion

Biomedical optics

Optical tomography

Tomography

Scattering

Computer simulations

Inverse optics

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