1 March 2013 Modelling cerebral blood oxygenation using Monte Carlo XYZ-PA
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Continuous monitoring of cerebral blood oxygenation is critically important for the management of many lifethreatening conditions. Non-invasive monitoring of cerebral blood oxygenation with a photoacoustic technique offers advantages over current invasive and non-invasive methods. We introduce a Monte Carlo XYZ-PA to model the energy deposition in 3D and the time-resolved pressures and velocity potential based on the energy absorbed by the biological tissue. This paper outlines the benefits of using Monte Carlo XYZ-PA for optimization of photoacoustic measurement and imaging. To the best of our knowledge this is the first fully integrated tool for photoacoustic modelling.
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Azhar Zam, Azhar Zam, Steven L. Jacques, Steven L. Jacques, Sergey Alexandrov, Sergey Alexandrov, Youzhi Li, Youzhi Li, Martin J. Leahy, Martin J. Leahy, } "Modelling cerebral blood oxygenation using Monte Carlo XYZ-PA", Proc. SPIE 8580, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics X, 858013 (1 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006065; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2006065

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