Monte Carlo modeling of a true port wine stain anatomy

Jennifer K. Barton, T. Joshua Pfefer, Derek J. Smithies, Martin J.C. van Gemert, J. Stuart Nelson, Ashley J. Welch

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Port wine stain anatomy was analyzed using the Monte Carlo simulations of the epidermis, dermis and blood vessel geometry of a tissue. The energy deposition throughout the tissue evaluated by the model showed vessels larger than 50 micrometer in diameter have more energy deposition in the vessel. Light scattering occurred in the dermis and attenuated to the vessel, creating higher heat generation. However, lesser light attenuation in the vessels and irregular shape of the vessels can mask this effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-105
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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