Polarized Monte Carlo simulation of blood vessel structure in colon tissue

Wendy Yip*, Andrew Gomes, Vadim Backman, Alan Varteres Sahakian

*Corresponding author for this work

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A modified polarized Monte Carlo code is developed that allows heterogeneous structure to be modeled. The code is validated with existent polarized Monte Carlo code. Heterogeneous structure simulating colon tissue is simulated to understand the difference between simulations of homogeneous vs heterogeneous tissue structure. Reflectance measurements from simulations containing increased blood vessel size and increased blood volume fraction, both markers for potential cancerous tissue, are studied in order to better interpret reflectance measurement from diagnostic probes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Applications of Light Scattering VI
StatePublished - Mar 26 2012
EventBiomedical Applications of Light Scattering VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2012Jan 22 2012

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


OtherBiomedical Applications of Light Scattering VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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