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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY Phys. Med. Biol. 50 (2005) 40754086 doi:10.1088/0031-9155/50/17/011
 

Summary: INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
Phys. Med. Biol. 50 (2005) 40754086 doi:10.1088/0031-9155/50/17/011
Comparison of diffusion approximation and
Monte Carlo based finite element models for
simulating thermal responses to laser irradiation
in discrete vessels
Rong Zhang1
, Wim Verkruysse1
, Guillermo Aguilar2
and J Stuart Nelson1
1 Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
E-mail: zhangr@uci.edu
Received 5 April 2005, in final form 19 May 2005
Published 18 August 2005
Online at stacks.iop.org/PMB/50/4075
Abstract
Both diffusion approximation (DA) and Monte Carlo (MC) models have
been used to simulate light distribution in multilayered human skin with or
without discrete blood vessels. However, no detailed comparison of the light

  

Source: Aguilar, Guillermo - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Riverside

 

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