Type

Book Chapter

Authors

Tomás Ward
Charles Markham
Thomas J. Naughton
Thomas M. Keane
Shirley Coyle
Andrew J. Page

Subjects

Mathematics

Topics
monte carlo computer science monte carlo simulation electronic computers computer science white matter medical devices cerebral cortex distributed simulation distributed system brain tissue

Distributed Monte Carlo simulation of light transportation in tissue (2006)

Abstract A distributed Monte Carlo simulation which models the propagation of light through tissue has been developed. It allows for improved calibration of medical imaging devices for investigating tissue oxygenation in the white matter of the cerebral cortex. The application can distribute the simulation over an unbounded number of processors in parallel. We have found that this application is highly parallelisable resulting in up to 91% efficiency at 60 processors running on a homogeneous Java distributed system. A distributed system with 150 heterogeneous processors was used to simulate the paths of photons in a brain tissue model. We found that the source illumination footprint has an effect on the distribution of photons in the head and that lasers do produce a small beam in a highly scattering medium. This application will help researchers to improve the accuracy of their experiments
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Full list of authors on original publication

Tomás Ward, Charles Markham, Thomas J. Naughton, Thomas M. Keane, Shirley Coyle, Andrew J. Page

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1
Tomas Ward
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 189
 
2
Charles Markham
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 64
 
3
Thomas J. Naughton
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 138
 
4
Thomas M. Keane
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 26
 
5
Shirley Coyle
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 86