Experimental verification and validation of a computer model for light–tissue interaction

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dc.contributor.author Karsten, Aletta Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Singh, Ann
dc.contributor.author Braun, Max Willi Hermann
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-05T09:43:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-05T09:43:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.description.abstract Laser light is frequently used in both diagnostics and treatment of patients. For any laser treatment to be effective it is important to deliver the correct dose at the treatment site. Human skin scatters and absorbs laser light in the visible wavelength region, which results in a decrease in fluence some distance into the skin. Computer simulations can be used to predict the fluence at the treatment site. Liquid and solid phantoms were prepared and the optical properties were measured. These values were then used as input values to a commercial software package simulating the different layers of skin representing phantoms. The transmission and reflected fractions of the different phantoms were measured with an integrating sphere and compared with the computer simulations. The results showed very good agreement with the measured values and the model can therefore be used with confidence to predict fluence at any treatment site inside the skin. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
dc.description.uri http://www.springer.com/medicine/journal/10103 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Karsten, AE, Singh, A & Braun, MW 2012, 'Experimental verification and validation of a computer model for light–tissue interaction', Lasers in Medical Science, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 79-86, doi: 10.1007/s10103-011-0926-x. en
dc.identifier.issn 0268-8921 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1435-604X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s10103-011-0926-x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/18346
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.rights © Springer-Verlag 2011. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en
dc.subject Laser treatment en
dc.subject Light–tissue interaction en
dc.subject Fluence en
dc.subject.lcsh Therapeutics -- Computer simulation en
dc.subject.lcsh Skin -- Effect of lasers on -- Computer simulation en
dc.subject.lcsh Phantoms (Radiology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Tissues -- Models en
dc.title Experimental verification and validation of a computer model for light–tissue interaction en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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