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A new collimator simulation in SIMIND based on the delta-scattering technique

Ljungberg, Michael LU ; Larsson, A and Johansson, L (2005) In IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 52(5). p.1370-1375
Abstract
To use conventional ray tracing methods in Monte Carlo simulation of the collimator in a scintillation camera system can be time consuming. It is however necessary to take collimator interactions into account when simulating radionuclides emitting high-energy photons that can penetrate the septa in the collimator. In this work a statistical collimator algorithm, based on the Delta-Scattering method, is evaluated using I-123. The evaluation is performed by comparing results from Monte Carlo simulations and measurements for a scintillation camera system, using point sources and a nonhomogeneous brain phantom. A good agreement can be seen for both images and energy spectra.
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SPECT, simulation, scattering, collimator, Monte Carlo
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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
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52
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5
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1370 - 1375
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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0018-9499
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10.1109/TNS.2005.858252
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English
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  abstract     = {To use conventional ray tracing methods in Monte Carlo simulation of the collimator in a scintillation camera system can be time consuming. It is however necessary to take collimator interactions into account when simulating radionuclides emitting high-energy photons that can penetrate the septa in the collimator. In this work a statistical collimator algorithm, based on the Delta-Scattering method, is evaluated using I-123. The evaluation is performed by comparing results from Monte Carlo simulations and measurements for a scintillation camera system, using point sources and a nonhomogeneous brain phantom. A good agreement can be seen for both images and energy spectra.},
  author       = {Ljungberg, Michael and Larsson, A and Johansson, L},
  issn         = {0018-9499},
  keyword      = {SPECT,simulation,scattering,collimator,Monte Carlo},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {1370--1375},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  series       = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
  title        = {A new collimator simulation in SIMIND based on the delta-scattering technique},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2005.858252},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2005},
}