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A finite volume method (FVM) is presented in this article. This procedure can be used to model transparent, absorbing, emitting, and anisotropically scattering media. A procedure to capture collimated beam is also presented. The FVM is applied to six test problems, and the results compared favorably against other published results. The test problems include two- and three-dimensional enclosures with participating media, collimated incidence, and heat generation. The efficiency of the FVM procedure is also investigated using a three-dimensional test problem.