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Using graphics processing units to accelerate perturbation Monte Carlo simulation in a turbid medium
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electromagnetic Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3401-1125
2012 (English)In: Journal of Biomedical Optics, ISSN 1083-3668, E-ISSN 1560-2281, Vol. 17, no 4, 040502- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We report a fast perturbation Monte Carlo (PMC) algorithm accelerated by graphics processing units (CPU). The two-step PMC simulation [Opt. Lett. 36, 2095 (2011)] is performed by storing the seeds instead of the photon's trajectory, and thus the requirement in computer random-access memory (RAM) becomes minimal. The two-step PMC is extremely suitable for implementation onto CPU. In a standard simulation of spatially-resolved photon migration in the turbid media, the acceleration ratio between using GPU and using conventional CPU is about 1000. Furthermore, since in the two-step PMC algorithm one records the effective seeds, which is associated to the photon that reaches a region of interest in this letter, and then re-run the MC simulation based on the recorded effective seeds, radiative transfer equation (RTE) can be solved by two-step PMC not only with an arbitrary change in the absorption coefficient, but also with large change in the scattering coefficient.

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2012. Vol. 17, no 4, 040502- p.
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biomedical optics, Monte Carlo, scattering
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-98337DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.4.040502ISI: 000304382900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-98337DiVA: diva2:536942
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QC 20120625Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-25 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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