Voxel- and mesh-based Monte Carlo Methods for 3D Photon Transport Simulations

Friday, 10 September 2010: 15:30-16:15

Dr Qianqian Fang, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH

Lecture Outline

  • Introduction
    • Pros and Cons of Monte Carlo Simulations
  • MCX: a GPU-accelerated MC Software
    • Algorithm Flowchart
    • Boundary Reflections
    • Atomic vs. Non-atomic Operations
  • MMC: a Mesh-based MC Software
    • Ray-tracing in the Plucker Coordinates
    • Multi-threading with OpenMP
    • Validations
  • Website and Resources (http://mcx.sf.net)