Modeling photon density waves with the equation of radiative transfer

K. Ren, G. S. Abdoulaev, G. Bal, A. H. Hielscher

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    We present an algorithm that provides frequency-domain solution of the equation of radiative transfer (ERT) for heterogeneous media of arbitrary shape. While in general the ERT is more accurate than the diffusion equation, no ERT code for photon density waves has been developed to date. In this work we present a formulation of the ERT in the frequency domain and discretize the equation by a discrete ordinate methods in combination with a finite-volume approach. Two numerical simulations are presented.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIOMED 2004
    PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
    ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
    StatePublished - 2004
    EventBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIOMED 2004 - Miami Beach, United States
    Duration: Apr 14 2004Apr 17 2004

    Publication series

    NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


    ConferenceBiomedical Topical Meeting, BIOMED 2004
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMiami Beach

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Mechanics of Materials


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