Simulation of Laser-Induced Thermotherapy Using a Dual-Reciprocity Boundary Element Model With Dynamic Tissue Properties

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This paper presents a nonlinear dual-reciprocity boundary element method (DRBEM) for bioheat transfer in laser-induced thermotherapy. The nonlinearity stems from the dynamic changes of tissue thermophysical and optical properties and the blood perfusion rate during laser heating. The proposed DRBEM is coupled with a modified Monte Carlo method and the… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2009.2029562

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@article{Zhou2010SimulationOL, title={Simulation of Laser-Induced Thermotherapy Using a Dual-Reciprocity Boundary Element Model With Dynamic Tissue Properties}, author={Jianhua Zhou and J. K. Chen and Yuwen Zhang}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering}, year={2010}, volume={57}, pages={238-245} }