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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145-149

Evaluation of litcit software for thermal simulation of hair removal lasers


1 From the University of Tehran, Research Center for Science and Technology in Medicine (RCSTIM), Tehran, Iran
2 Medical Physics Department, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, and Research Center for Science and Technology in Medicine (RCSTIM), Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
3 Medical Physics Department, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
4 Dermatology and Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Tehran, Iran
5 Noor Medical Imaging Center, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
S Sarkar
RCSTIM, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Keshavarz Blvd, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.35094

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Background and Objectives : In this study, we evaluate LITCIT software for its application as a thermal simulation software for superficial hair removal laser systems. Materials and Methods: Two articles were used as our references. Complete information regarding the tissues, such as optical/thermal properties and geometrical modeling and also the laser systems such as wavelength, spot size, pulse duration and fluence were extracted from these texts. Then, this information regarding the tissues and systems was entered into the LITCIT simulation software. Further, we ran the program and saved the results. Finally, we compared our results with the results in references and evaluated the. Results : Output results of the LITCIT show that they are consistent with the results of references that were calculated with a different thermal modeling. Such a small average error shows the accuracy of the software for simulation and calculating the temperature. Conclusions : This simulating software has a good ability to be used as a treatment planning software for superficial lasers. Thus, it can be used for the optimization of treatment parameters and protocols.


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