SCOUT: A fast Monte-Carlo modeling tool of scintillation camera output

William C J Hunter, Harrison H Barrett, Thomas K. Lewellen, Robert S. Miyaoka, John P. Muzi, Xiaoli Li, Wendy McDougald, Lawrence R. MacDonald

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Abstract

We have developed a Monte-Carlo photon-tracking and readout simulator called SCOUT to study the stochastic behavior of signals output from a simplified rectangular scintillation-camera design. SCOUT models the salient processes affecting signal generation, transport, and readout. Presently, we compare output signal statistics from SCOUT to experimental results for both a discrete and a monolithic camera. We also benchmark the speed of this simulation tool and compare it to existing simulation tools. We find this modeling tool to be relatively fast and predictive of experimental results. Depending on the modeled camera geometry, we found SCOUT to be 4 to 140 times faster than other modeling tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Pages1203-1208
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2010Nov 6 2010

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Other2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

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Gamma Cameras
Photons
scintillation
cameras
output
readout
simulators
simulation
statistics
photons
geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Hunter, W. C. J., Barrett, H. H., Lewellen, T. K., Miyaoka, R. S., Muzi, J. P., Li, X., ... MacDonald, L. R. (2010). SCOUT: A fast Monte-Carlo modeling tool of scintillation camera output. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (pp. 1203-1208). [5873959] https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5873959

SCOUT : A fast Monte-Carlo modeling tool of scintillation camera output. / Hunter, William C J; Barrett, Harrison H; Lewellen, Thomas K.; Miyaoka, Robert S.; Muzi, John P.; Li, Xiaoli; McDougald, Wendy; MacDonald, Lawrence R.

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. 2010. p. 1203-1208 5873959.

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

Hunter, WCJ, Barrett, HH, Lewellen, TK, Miyaoka, RS, Muzi, JP, Li, X, McDougald, W & MacDonald, LR 2010, SCOUT: A fast Monte-Carlo modeling tool of scintillation camera output. in IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record., 5873959, pp. 1203-1208, 2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010, Knoxville, TN, United States, 10/30/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5873959
Hunter WCJ, Barrett HH, Lewellen TK, Miyaoka RS, Muzi JP, Li X et al. SCOUT: A fast Monte-Carlo modeling tool of scintillation camera output. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. 2010. p. 1203-1208. 5873959 https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5873959
Hunter, William C J ; Barrett, Harrison H ; Lewellen, Thomas K. ; Miyaoka, Robert S. ; Muzi, John P. ; Li, Xiaoli ; McDougald, Wendy ; MacDonald, Lawrence R. / SCOUT : A fast Monte-Carlo modeling tool of scintillation camera output. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. 2010. pp. 1203-1208
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