Validation of GATE Monte Carlo simulation of the performance characteristics of a GE eXplore VISTA small animal PET system

C. C. Yang, J. Seidel, Y. Wang, J. S. Lee, M. G. Pomper, B. M.W. Tsui

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Abstract

In this work, we validate the application of GATE (Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission) Monte Carlo simulation software to model a GE eXplore VISTA small animal PET system. GATE was used to build our three-dimensional PET simulation model. The simulated acquired data were stored in a list-mode file and processed by the same reconstruction scheme as that used in real scanner. To validate the simulation results, several phantoms used in performance assessment experiments were modeled for simulating the system sensitivity, spatial resolution, scatter fraction and count rate response. A realistic voxelized mouse phantom was applied to present the overall quality of our model and compared with mouse images obtained from real exam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC
Pages3187-3190
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2007Nov 3 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/27/0711/3/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Yang, C. C., Seidel, J., Wang, Y., Lee, J. S., Pomper, M. G., & Tsui, B. M. W. (2007). Validation of GATE Monte Carlo simulation of the performance characteristics of a GE eXplore VISTA small animal PET system. In 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC (pp. 3187-3190). [4436803] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436803