Description of photon migration in heterogeneous tissues by finite difference solutions of the transport equation

Andreas H. Hielscher, Raymond E. Alcouffe

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    Abstract

    A finite difference algorithm has been developed for the solution of the transport equation which can be applied to study the diffusion theory for photon migration in heterogeneous tissues. However, the accuracy of the diffusion approximation has yet to be proven for heterogeneous biological media with large gradients in the diffusion coefficient. To address this concern, the analytical solutions of the diffusion theory were compared with the calculations based on the finite difference implementation of the transport equation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages167
    Number of pages1
    StatePublished - 1996
    EventProceedings of the 1996 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC'96 - Hamburg, Ger
    Duration: Sep 8 1996Sep 13 1996

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC'96
    CityHamburg, Ger
    Period9/8/969/13/96

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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