## Abstract

We present a method that uses a single Monte Carlo simulation (modeling the light distribution in a turbid media) to obtain a set of results for different optical coefficients. This approach eliminates the repetition of simulations for each different parameter. It is based on an adequate formulation of the radiance, expressed as a function of two probability distributions. The first depends only on the phase function and the geometry, while the second one depends only on the optical coefficients. This procedure requires the storage of the number of collisions and the total pathlength of each photon. An example of the applicability of this method is shown, for which an important spare of computer time has been achieved. The main drawback of the method is a loss of convergence which limits its applicability. This effect is discussed as a function of the optical coefficients.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering |

Editors | Britton Chance, David T. Delpy, Gerhard J. Mueller |

Pages | 17-24 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Volume | 2626 |

State | Published - 1995 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | Photon Propagation in Tissues - Barcelona, Spain Duration: Sep 13 1995 → Sep 14 1995 |

### Other

Other | Photon Propagation in Tissues |
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City | Barcelona, Spain |

Period | 09/13/95 → 09/14/95 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics