Non diffusive photon migration in homogeneous and heterogeneous tissues

Andreas H. Hielscher, Raymond E. Alcouffe

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The propagation of photons in media for which the diffusion approximation does not hold is investigated. To that end simulations are performed with a finite-difference discrete-ordinate transport code and compared to analytical diffusion calculations. Differences between these transport simulations and diffusion calculations point to features specific for non-diffusive photon migration in homogeneous and heterogeneous tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsDavid A. Benaron, Britton Chance, Gerhard J. Mueller
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1996
EventPhoton Propagation in Tissues II - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 7 1996Sep 8 1996


ConferencePhoton Propagation in Tissues II
CityVienna, Austria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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