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Published July 1995 | public
Journal Article

MCML-Monte Carlo modeling of light transport in multi-layered tissues


A Monte Carlo model of steady-state light transport in multi-layered tissues (MCML) has been coded in ANSI Standard C; therefore, the program can be used on various computers. Dynamic data allocation is used for MCML, hence the number of tissue layers and grid elements of the grid system can be varied by users at run time. The coordinates of the simulated data for each grid element in the radial and angular directions are optimized. Some of the MCML computational results have been verified with those of other theories or other investigators. The program, including the source code, has been in the public domain since 1992.

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© 1995 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. Received 1 February 1995; revision received 11 April 1995; accepted 26 April 1995. We thank Marleen Keijzer for providing her Monte Carlo simulation program in PASCAL on Macintosh computers, and Dana Evans for proofreading the manuscript. This research was supported in part by the Whitaker Foundation, the Office of Naval Research N00014-91-J-1354, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research F49620-93-l-0298DEF, the National Institutes of Health R29-HL45045.

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