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Monte Carlo simulations of optical human sinusitis diagnostics

Persson, Linda LU ; Kristensson, Elias; Simonsson, Lisa and Svanberg, Sune LU (2007) In Journal of Biomedical Optics 12(5).
Abstract
We investigate the feasibility of using diode laser gas spectroscopy for sinusitis diagnostics. We simulate light propagation using the Monte Carlo concept, as implemented by the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAPTM) software. Simulations and experimental data are compared for a model based on two scattering bodies representing human tissue, with an air gap in-between representing the sinus cavity. Simulations are also performed to investigate the detection geometries used in the experiments, as well as the influence of the optical properties of the scattering bodies. Finally, we explore the possibility of performing imaging measurements of the sinuses. Results suggest that a diagnostic technique complementary to already existing ones... (More)
We investigate the feasibility of using diode laser gas spectroscopy for sinusitis diagnostics. We simulate light propagation using the Monte Carlo concept, as implemented by the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAPTM) software. Simulations and experimental data are compared for a model based on two scattering bodies representing human tissue, with an air gap in-between representing the sinus cavity. Simulations are also performed to investigate the detection geometries used in the experiments, as well as the influence of the optical properties of the scattering bodies. Finally, we explore the possibility of performing imaging measurements of the sinuses. Results suggest that a diagnostic technique complementary to already existing ones could be developed. (Less)
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Published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering in cooperation with International Biomedical Optics Society
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1083-3668
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10.1117/12.779088
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  abstract     = {We investigate the feasibility of using diode laser gas spectroscopy for sinusitis diagnostics. We simulate light propagation using the Monte Carlo concept, as implemented by the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAPTM) software. Simulations and experimental data are compared for a model based on two scattering bodies representing human tissue, with an air gap in-between representing the sinus cavity. Simulations are also performed to investigate the detection geometries used in the experiments, as well as the influence of the optical properties of the scattering bodies. Finally, we explore the possibility of performing imaging measurements of the sinuses. Results suggest that a diagnostic technique complementary to already existing ones could be developed.},
  author       = {Persson, Linda and Kristensson, Elias and Simonsson, Lisa and Svanberg, Sune},
  issn         = {1083-3668},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
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  series       = {Journal of Biomedical Optics},
  title        = {Monte Carlo simulations of optical human sinusitis diagnostics},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.779088},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2007},
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