18 February 2011 Monte Carlo simulation for light propagation in 3D tooth model
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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.
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Yongji Fu, Yongji Fu, Steven L. Jacques, Steven L. Jacques, } "Monte Carlo simulation for light propagation in 3D tooth model", Proc. SPIE 7897, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII, 78971N (18 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873603; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.873603
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