1 May 1994 Monte Carlo simulation in SPECT: a comparison of two approaches
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Monte Carlo methods play an important role in medical imaging research. Direct analog Monte Carlo simulations can be very accurate but require considerable computational resources. Variance reduction techniques may offer a solution to this problem. In this paper we present a comparison of expected values of standard quantities of interest for SPECT using these two simulation methods. The effect of variance reduction on the statistical characteristics of the simulated data is also investigated.
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John G. Sled, John G. Sled, Anna Celler, Anna Celler, J. Scott Barney, J. Scott Barney, Marija Ivanovic, Marija Ivanovic, "Monte Carlo simulation in SPECT: a comparison of two approaches", Proc. SPIE 2163, Medical Imaging 1994: Physics of Medical Imaging, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174272; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.174272

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