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D. Arifler, C. MacAulay, M. Follen, and R. Richards-Kortum, “Spatially resolved reflectance spectroscopy for diagnosis of cervical precancer: Monte Carlo modeling and comparison to clinical measurements,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 1–16 (2006).

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K. Badizadegan, V. Backman, C. Boone, C. Crum, R. Dasari, I. Georgakoudi, K. Keefe, K. Munger, S. Shapshay, E. Sheets, and M. Feld, “Spectroscopic diagnosis and imaging of invisible pre-cancer,” Faraday Discuss. 126, 265–279 (2004).

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M. N. Kholodtsova, V. B. Loschenov, C. Daul, and W. Blondel, “Pre-processing method to improve optical parameters estimation in Monte Carlo-based inverse problem solving,” in Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care IV, J. Popp, V. V. Tuchin, D. L. Matthews, F. S. Pavone, and P. Garside, eds., Proc. SPIE9129, 91291Q (2014)

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M. N. Kholodtsova, I. S. Samsonova, W. C. P. M. Blondel, and V. B. Loschenov, “Metal nanoparticles of different shapes influence on optical properties of multilayered biological tissues,” in Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions VII, L.D. Lilge and R. Sroka, eds., Proc. SPIE9542, 954205 (2015).

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K. Badizadegan, V. Backman, C. Boone, C. Crum, R. Dasari, I. Georgakoudi, K. Keefe, K. Munger, S. Shapshay, E. Sheets, and M. Feld, “Spectroscopic diagnosis and imaging of invisible pre-cancer,” Faraday Discuss. 126, 265–279 (2004).

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L. Cunha, I. Horvath, S. Ferreira, J. Lemos, P. Costa, D. Vieira, D. S. Veres, K. Szigeti, T. Summavielle, D. Mathe, and L. F. Metello, “Preclinical imaging: an essential ally in modern biosciences,” Mol. Diagn. Ther. 18(2), 153–173 (2014).

K. Badizadegan, V. Backman, C. Boone, C. Crum, R. Dasari, I. Georgakoudi, K. Keefe, K. Munger, S. Shapshay, E. Sheets, and M. Feld, “Spectroscopic diagnosis and imaging of invisible pre-cancer,” Faraday Discuss. 126, 265–279 (2004).

M. N. Kholodtsova, V. B. Loschenov, C. Daul, and W. Blondel, “Pre-processing method to improve optical parameters estimation in Monte Carlo-based inverse problem solving,” in Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care IV, J. Popp, V. V. Tuchin, D. L. Matthews, F. S. Pavone, and P. Garside, eds., Proc. SPIE9129, 91291Q (2014)

M. N. Kholodtsova, V. B. Loschenov, C. Daul, and W. C.P.M. Blondel, “Particle swarm optimisation algorithm for Monte Carlo-based inverse problem solving,” in Proceedings of IEEE conference on Laser Optics, (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014), p. 1.

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E. Pery, W. C. P. M. Blondel, C. Thomas, and F. Guillemin, “Monte Carlo modeling of multilayer phantoms with multiple fluorophores: simulation algorithm and experimental validation,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024048 (2009).

E. Pery, “Biomodal spectroscopy in elastical diffusion and spatially resolved autofluorescence: instrumentation, modeling of light-tissue interactions and application to biological tissue characterization ex vivo and in vivo for cancer detection (Spectroscopie bimodale en diffusion elastique et autofluorescence resolue spatialement: instrumentation, modelisation des interactions lumiere-tissus et application a la caracterisation de tissus biologiques ex vivo et in vivo pour la detection de cancer),” Ph.D. thesis, Ecole doctorale IAEM Lorraine, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France (PhD thesis in French) (2007).

A. N. Bashkatov, E. A. Genina, V. I. Kochubey, M. M. Stolnitz, T. A. Bashkatova, O. V. Novikova, A. Y. Peshkova, and V. V. Tuchin, “Optical properties of melanin in the skin and skin-like phantoms,” in Controlling Tissue Optical Properties: Applications in Clinical Study, V.V. Tuchin, ed., Proc. SPIE, 4162 (2000).

Q. Wang, D. Le, J. Ramella-Roman, and J. Pfefer, “Broadband ultraviolet-visible optical property measurement in layered turbid media,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(6), 1226–1240 (2012).

Q. Wang, D. Le, J. Ramella-Roman, and J. Pfefer, “Broadband ultraviolet-visible optical property measurement in layered turbid media,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(6), 1226–1240 (2012).

S. A. Prahl, M. Keijzer, S. L. Jacques, and A. J. Welch, “A Monte Carlo Model of Light Propagation in Tissue,” in Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology, Proc. SPIE, 102–111 (1989).

B. W. Murphy, R. J. Webster, B. A. Turlach, C. J. Quirk, C. D. Clay, P. J. Heenan, and D. D. Sampson, “Toward the discrimination of early melanoma from common and dysplastic nevus using fiber optic diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 10(6), 064020 (2005).

C. Liu, N. Rajaram, K. Vishwanath, T. Jiang, G. M. Palmer, and N. Ramanujam, “Experimental validation of an inverse fluorescence Monte Carlo model to extract concentrations of metabolically relevant fluorophores from turbid phantoms and a murine tumor model,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(7), 1–15 (2012).

C. Liu, N. Rajaram, K. Vishwanath, T. Jiang, G. M. Palmer, and N. Ramanujam, “Experimental validation of an inverse fluorescence Monte Carlo model to extract concentrations of metabolically relevant fluorophores from turbid phantoms and a murine tumor model,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(7), 1–15 (2012).

Q. Liu and N. Ramanujam, “Sequential estimation of optical properties of a two-layered epithelial tissue model from depth-resolved ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance spectra,” Appl. Opt. 45(19), 4776–4790 (2006).

C. Zhu, Q. Liu, and N. Ramanujam, “Effect of fiber optic probe geometry on depth-resolved fluorescence measurements from epithelial tissues: a Monte Carlo simulation,” J. Biomed. Opt. 8(2), 237–247 (2003).

Q. Wang, D. Le, J. Ramella-Roman, and J. Pfefer, “Broadband ultraviolet-visible optical property measurement in layered turbid media,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(6), 1226–1240 (2012).

Q. Wang, D. Le, J. Ramella-Roman, and J. Pfefer, “Broadband ultraviolet-visible optical property measurement in layered turbid media,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(6), 1226–1240 (2012).

D. Arifler, C. MacAulay, M. Follen, and R. Richards-Kortum, “Spatially resolved reflectance spectroscopy for diagnosis of cervical precancer: Monte Carlo modeling and comparison to clinical measurements,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 1–16 (2006).

S. Rogalla and C. H. Contag, “Early cancer detection at the epithelial surface,” Cancer J. 21(3), 179–187 (2015).

D. J. Evers, B. H. W. Hendriks, G. W. Lucassen, and T. J. M. Ruers, “Optical spectroscopy: current advances and future applications in cancer diagnostics and therapy,” Future Oncol. 8(3), 307–320 (2012).

E. Drakaki, T. Vergou, C. Dessinioti, A. Stratigos, C. Salavastru, and C. Antoniou, “Spectroscopic methods for the photodiagnosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(6), 1–10 (2013).

B. W. Murphy, R. J. Webster, B. A. Turlach, C. J. Quirk, C. D. Clay, P. J. Heenan, and D. D. Sampson, “Toward the discrimination of early melanoma from common and dysplastic nevus using fiber optic diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 10(6), 064020 (2005).

M. N. Kholodtsova, I. S. Samsonova, W. C. P. M. Blondel, and V. B. Loschenov, “Metal nanoparticles of different shapes influence on optical properties of multilayered biological tissues,” in Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions VII, L.D. Lilge and R. Sroka, eds., Proc. SPIE9542, 954205 (2015).

D. K. Sardar, M. L. Mayo, and R. D. Glickman, “Optical characterization of melanin,” J. Biomed. Opt. 6(4), 404–411 (2001).

M. A. Calin, S. V. Parasca, R. Savastru, M. R. Calin, and S. Dontu, “Optical techniques for the noninvasive diagnosis of skin cancer,” J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 139(7), 1083–1104 (2013).

M. N. Kholodtsova, P. V. Grachev, T. A. Savelieva, N. A. Kalyagina, W. Blondel, and V. B. Loschenov, “Scattered and fluorescent photon track reconstruction in a biological tissue,” Int. J. Photoenergy 20141–7 (2014).

B. I. Schmitt, “Convergence Analysis for Particle Swarm Optimisation,” PhD thesis, FAU University, Erlangen (2015).

K. Badizadegan, V. Backman, C. Boone, C. Crum, R. Dasari, I. Georgakoudi, K. Keefe, K. Munger, S. Shapshay, E. Sheets, and M. Feld, “Spectroscopic diagnosis and imaging of invisible pre-cancer,” Faraday Discuss. 126, 265–279 (2004).

K. Badizadegan, V. Backman, C. Boone, C. Crum, R. Dasari, I. Georgakoudi, K. Keefe, K. Munger, S. Shapshay, E. Sheets, and M. Feld, “Spectroscopic diagnosis and imaging of invisible pre-cancer,” Faraday Discuss. 126, 265–279 (2004).

Y. Shi and R. Eberhart, “A modified particle swarm optimizer,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE, 1998), pp. 69–73.

I. Boussaid, J. Lepagnot, and P. Siarry, “A survey on optimization metaheuristic,” Inform. Sciences 237, 81–117 (2013).

A. El Dor, M. Clerc, and P. Siarry, “A multi-swarm PSO using charged particles in a partitioned search space for continuous optimization,” Comput. Optim. Appl., 53, 271–295 (2012).

R. R. Allison and C. H. Sibata, “Photodiagnosis for cutaneous malignancy: A brief clinical and technical review,” Photodiag. Photodyn. Ther. 5(4), 247–250 (2008).

M. J. C. V. Gemert, S. L. Jacques, H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, and W. M. Star, “Skin optics,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. 36(12), 1146–1154 (1989).

M. J. C. V. Gemert, S. L. Jacques, H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, and W. M. Star, “Skin optics,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. 36(12), 1146–1154 (1989).

A. N. Bashkatov, E. A. Genina, V. I. Kochubey, M. M. Stolnitz, T. A. Bashkatova, O. V. Novikova, A. Y. Peshkova, and V. V. Tuchin, “Optical properties of melanin in the skin and skin-like phantoms,” in Controlling Tissue Optical Properties: Applications in Clinical Study, V.V. Tuchin, ed., Proc. SPIE, 4162 (2000).

E. Drakaki, T. Vergou, C. Dessinioti, A. Stratigos, C. Salavastru, and C. Antoniou, “Spectroscopic methods for the photodiagnosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(6), 1–10 (2013).

I. Fredriksson, L. Marcus, and T. Stromberg, “Inverse Monte Carlo method in a multilayered tissue model for diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(4), 047004 (2012).

L. Cunha, I. Horvath, S. Ferreira, J. Lemos, P. Costa, D. Vieira, D. S. Veres, K. Szigeti, T. Summavielle, D. Mathe, and L. F. Metello, “Preclinical imaging: an essential ally in modern biosciences,” Mol. Diagn. Ther. 18(2), 153–173 (2014).

E. Alerstam, T. Svensson, and S. Andersson-Engels, “Parallel computing with graphics processing units for high-speed Monte Carlo simulation of photon migration,” J. Biomed. Opt. 13(6), 060504 (2008).

L. Cunha, I. Horvath, S. Ferreira, J. Lemos, P. Costa, D. Vieira, D. S. Veres, K. Szigeti, T. Summavielle, D. Mathe, and L. F. Metello, “Preclinical imaging: an essential ally in modern biosciences,” Mol. Diagn. Ther. 18(2), 153–173 (2014).

E. Pery, W. C. P. M. Blondel, C. Thomas, and F. Guillemin, “Monte Carlo modeling of multilayer phantoms with multiple fluorophores: simulation algorithm and experimental validation,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(2), 024048 (2009).

D. Tian, “A Review of Convergence Analysis of Particle Swarm Optimization,” Int. J. Grid. Distr. Comput. 6(6), 117–128 (2013).

E. Borisova, P. Troyanova, P. Pavlova, and L. Avramov, “Diagnostics of pigmented skin tumors based on laser-induced autofluorescence and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” Quantum Electron. 38(6), 597–605 (2008).

A. N. Bashkatov, A N. E. A. Genina, and V. V. Tuchin, “Optical properties of skin, subcutaneous, and muscle tissues–a review,” J. Innov. Opt. Health Sci. 4(1), 9–38 (2011).

A. N. Bashkatov, E. A. Genina, V. I. Kochubey, and V. V. Tuchin, “Optical properties of human skin, subcutaneous and mucous tissues in the wavelength range from 400 to 2000 nm,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 38(15), 2543 (2005).

A. N. Bashkatov, E. A. Genina, V. I. Kochubey, M. M. Stolnitz, T. A. Bashkatova, O. V. Novikova, A. Y. Peshkova, and V. V. Tuchin, “Optical properties of melanin in the skin and skin-like phantoms,” in Controlling Tissue Optical Properties: Applications in Clinical Study, V.V. Tuchin, ed., Proc. SPIE, 4162 (2000).

B. W. Murphy, R. J. Webster, B. A. Turlach, C. J. Quirk, C. D. Clay, P. J. Heenan, and D. D. Sampson, “Toward the discrimination of early melanoma from common and dysplastic nevus using fiber optic diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 10(6), 064020 (2005).

L. Cunha, I. Horvath, S. Ferreira, J. Lemos, P. Costa, D. Vieira, D. S. Veres, K. Szigeti, T. Summavielle, D. Mathe, and L. F. Metello, “Preclinical imaging: an essential ally in modern biosciences,” Mol. Diagn. Ther. 18(2), 153–173 (2014).

E. Drakaki, T. Vergou, C. Dessinioti, A. Stratigos, C. Salavastru, and C. Antoniou, “Spectroscopic methods for the photodiagnosis of nonmelanoma skin cancer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(6), 1–10 (2013).

L. Cunha, I. Horvath, S. Ferreira, J. Lemos, P. Costa, D. Vieira, D. S. Veres, K. Szigeti, T. Summavielle, D. Mathe, and L. F. Metello, “Preclinical imaging: an essential ally in modern biosciences,” Mol. Diagn. Ther. 18(2), 153–173 (2014).

C. Liu, N. Rajaram, K. Vishwanath, T. Jiang, G. M. Palmer, and N. Ramanujam, “Experimental validation of an inverse fluorescence Monte Carlo model to extract concentrations of metabolically relevant fluorophores from turbid phantoms and a murine tumor model,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(7), 1–15 (2012).

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B. W. Murphy, R. J. Webster, B. A. Turlach, C. J. Quirk, C. D. Clay, P. J. Heenan, and D. D. Sampson, “Toward the discrimination of early melanoma from common and dysplastic nevus using fiber optic diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 10(6), 064020 (2005).

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S. Rogalla and C. H. Contag, “Early cancer detection at the epithelial surface,” Cancer J. 21(3), 179–187 (2015).

L. Wang, S. L. Jacques, and L. Zheng, “MCML - Monte Carlo modeling of light transport in multi-layered tissues,” Comput. Methods Programs Biomed. 47(2), 131–146 (1995).

A. El Dor, M. Clerc, and P. Siarry, “A multi-swarm PSO using charged particles in a partitioned search space for continuous optimization,” Comput. Optim. Appl., 53, 271–295 (2012).

K. Badizadegan, V. Backman, C. Boone, C. Crum, R. Dasari, I. Georgakoudi, K. Keefe, K. Munger, S. Shapshay, E. Sheets, and M. Feld, “Spectroscopic diagnosis and imaging of invisible pre-cancer,” Faraday Discuss. 126, 265–279 (2004).

D. J. Evers, B. H. W. Hendriks, G. W. Lucassen, and T. J. M. Ruers, “Optical spectroscopy: current advances and future applications in cancer diagnostics and therapy,” Future Oncol. 8(3), 307–320 (2012).

M. J. C. V. Gemert, S. L. Jacques, H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, and W. M. Star, “Skin optics,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. 36(12), 1146–1154 (1989).

I. Boussaid, J. Lepagnot, and P. Siarry, “A survey on optimization metaheuristic,” Inform. Sciences 237, 81–117 (2013).

D. Tian, “A Review of Convergence Analysis of Particle Swarm Optimization,” Int. J. Grid. Distr. Comput. 6(6), 117–128 (2013).

M. N. Kholodtsova, P. V. Grachev, T. A. Savelieva, N. A. Kalyagina, W. Blondel, and V. B. Loschenov, “Scattered and fluorescent photon track reconstruction in a biological tissue,” Int. J. Photoenergy 20141–7 (2014).

C. Zhu, Q. Liu, and N. Ramanujam, “Effect of fiber optic probe geometry on depth-resolved fluorescence measurements from epithelial tissues: a Monte Carlo simulation,” J. Biomed. Opt. 8(2), 237–247 (2003).

C. Liu, N. Rajaram, K. Vishwanath, T. Jiang, G. M. Palmer, and N. Ramanujam, “Experimental validation of an inverse fluorescence Monte Carlo model to extract concentrations of metabolically relevant fluorophores from turbid phantoms and a murine tumor model,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(7), 1–15 (2012).

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E. Alerstam, T. Svensson, and S. Andersson-Engels, “Parallel computing with graphics processing units for high-speed Monte Carlo simulation of photon migration,” J. Biomed. Opt. 13(6), 060504 (2008).

I. Fredriksson, L. Marcus, and T. Stromberg, “Inverse Monte Carlo method in a multilayered tissue model for diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(4), 047004 (2012).

B. W. Murphy, R. J. Webster, B. A. Turlach, C. J. Quirk, C. D. Clay, P. J. Heenan, and D. D. Sampson, “Toward the discrimination of early melanoma from common and dysplastic nevus using fiber optic diffuse reflectance spectroscopy,” J. Biomed. Opt. 10(6), 064020 (2005).

D. Arifler, C. MacAulay, M. Follen, and R. Richards-Kortum, “Spatially resolved reflectance spectroscopy for diagnosis of cervical precancer: Monte Carlo modeling and comparison to clinical measurements,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 1–16 (2006).

D. K. Sardar, M. L. Mayo, and R. D. Glickman, “Optical characterization of melanin,” J. Biomed. Opt. 6(4), 404–411 (2001).

M. A. Calin, S. V. Parasca, R. Savastru, M. R. Calin, and S. Dontu, “Optical techniques for the noninvasive diagnosis of skin cancer,” J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 139(7), 1083–1104 (2013).

A. N. Bashkatov, A N. E. A. Genina, and V. V. Tuchin, “Optical properties of skin, subcutaneous, and muscle tissues–a review,” J. Innov. Opt. Health Sci. 4(1), 9–38 (2011).

A. N. Bashkatov, E. A. Genina, V. I. Kochubey, and V. V. Tuchin, “Optical properties of human skin, subcutaneous and mucous tissues in the wavelength range from 400 to 2000 nm,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 38(15), 2543 (2005).

L. Cunha, I. Horvath, S. Ferreira, J. Lemos, P. Costa, D. Vieira, D. S. Veres, K. Szigeti, T. Summavielle, D. Mathe, and L. F. Metello, “Preclinical imaging: an essential ally in modern biosciences,” Mol. Diagn. Ther. 18(2), 153–173 (2014).

Y. Zhang, J. Zhu, W. Cui, W. Nie, J. Lie, and Z. Xu, “Threshold thickness for applying diffusion equation in thin tissue optical imaging,” Opt. Commun. 325, 95–99 (2014).

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M. N. Kholodtsova, I. S. Samsonova, W. C. P. M. Blondel, and V. B. Loschenov, “Metal nanoparticles of different shapes influence on optical properties of multilayered biological tissues,” in Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions VII, L.D. Lilge and R. Sroka, eds., Proc. SPIE9542, 954205 (2015).

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