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Interactions of photons with biological tissues in nuclear medicine simulation: how accurate should it be?
Author(s): Xavier L. Battle; Catherine Le Rest; Veronique Baccarne; A. Turzo; Yves J. Bizais
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the validation work concerning the Monte Carlo simulator we developed for Nuclear Medicine imaging. First we compared the simulated and acquired data of a Data Spectrum Thorax phantom. The two data sets agree fairly well but significant differences can be found at the pixel level. They are probably due to slightly different experimental conditions which are very difficult to control. Second we compared the simulated data obtained using three different interaction models. No difference could be found at the pixel level but image-wide energy spectra slightly differ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3659, Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349557
Show Author Affiliations
Xavier L. Battle, Univ. Hospital Brest (France)
Catherine Le Rest, Univ. Hospital Brest (France)
Veronique Baccarne, Univ. Hospital Brest (Australia)
A. Turzo, Univ. Hospital Brest (France)
Yves J. Bizais, Univ. Hospital Brest (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3659:
Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging
John M. Boone; James T. Dobbins, Editor(s)

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