Abstract

Optical coherence tomography images of human enamel were simulated and compared to measured images. A Monte Carlo code was implemented, which considered the microstructure of enamel. The prisms, the main scattering structures of the enamel, were described by oscillating cylinders whose scattering functions were obtained by solutions of Maxwell’s equations. The essential features of the measured images including the Hunter–Schreger bands could be explained by the simulations.

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