GamSim - A windows-based simulation tool for gamma-ray detector development

A. H. Walenta, A. B. Brill, T. Conka-Nurdan, I. Fleck, Lars R Furenlid, T. E. Peterson

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Abstract

After the introduction of radiation simulation tools such as Geant4 or EGS in nuclear and high energy physics, the j use in applied fields like nuclear medicine becomes increasingly important and a number of extensions have been introduced wkh particular focus on modeling PET and SPECT systems. Despite die very successful developments there are still a few fields where a different approach is needed: an efficient program that is easily configured in a windows environment allowing a detailed study of the essential properties of gamma ray detection with the emphasis on high flexibility for assessing a new detector design as well as techn^ues for improvement of position resolution, including depth of interaction determination or efficiency optimization. The presented software package GamSim is conceived to fulfill these requirements. In addition it is designed to test new imaging concepts such as the Compton Camera or detection of Cherenkov cones for gamma ray detection. For the latter task to be discussed in more detail, it can be shown that pattern recognition of the Cherenkov ring detection using a Hough transform can be easily implemented. The ease to optimize parameters leads to the conclusion that the concept could allow a depth of interaction measurement of 2 MeV gamma rays with a precision better than 5 mm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016426
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2017
Event2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Oct 29 2016Nov 6 2016

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Other2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period10/29/1611/6/16

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Gamma Rays
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gamma rays
Detectors
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Nuclear Energy
Nuclear medicine
Hough transforms
simulation
High energy physics
Nuclear Medicine
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Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Software packages
nuclear medicine
Pattern recognition
Cones
Software
nuclear energy
Cameras

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Walenta, A. H., Brill, A. B., Conka-Nurdan, T., Fleck, I., Furenlid, L. R., & Peterson, T. E. (2017). GamSim - A windows-based simulation tool for gamma-ray detector development. In 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016 (Vol. 2017-January). [8069419] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2016.8069419

GamSim - A windows-based simulation tool for gamma-ray detector development. / Walenta, A. H.; Brill, A. B.; Conka-Nurdan, T.; Fleck, I.; Furenlid, Lars R; Peterson, T. E.

2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016. Vol. 2017-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. 8069419.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Walenta, AH, Brill, AB, Conka-Nurdan, T, Fleck, I, Furenlid, LR & Peterson, TE 2017, GamSim - A windows-based simulation tool for gamma-ray detector development. in 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016. vol. 2017-January, 8069419, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016, Strasbourg, France, 10/29/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2016.8069419
Walenta AH, Brill AB, Conka-Nurdan T, Fleck I, Furenlid LR, Peterson TE. GamSim - A windows-based simulation tool for gamma-ray detector development. In 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016. Vol. 2017-January. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. 8069419 https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2016.8069419
Walenta, A. H. ; Brill, A. B. ; Conka-Nurdan, T. ; Fleck, I. ; Furenlid, Lars R ; Peterson, T. E. / GamSim - A windows-based simulation tool for gamma-ray detector development. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016. Vol. 2017-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017.
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