12 September 2014 A SPECT system simulator built on the SolidWorksTM 3D design package
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We have developed a GPU-accelerated SPECT system simulator that integrates into instrument-design work flow [1]. This simulator includes a gamma-ray tracing module that can rapidly propagate gamma-ray photons through arbitrary apertures modeled by SolidWorksTM-created stereolithography (.STL) representations with a full com- plement of physics cross sections [2, 3]. This software also contains a scintillation detector simulation module that can model a scintillation detector with arbitrary scintillation crystal shape and light-sensor arrangement. The gamma-ray tracing module enables us to efficiently model aperture and detector crystals in SolidWorksTM and save them as STL file format, then load the STL-format model into this module to generate list-mode results of interacted gamma-ray photon information (interaction positions and energies) inside the detector crystals. The Monte-Carlo scintillation detector simulation module enables us to simulate how scintillation photons get reflected, refracted and absorbed inside a scintillation detector, which contributes to more accurate simulation of a SPECT system.
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Xin Li, Xin Li, Lars R. Furenlid, Lars R. Furenlid, } "A SPECT system simulator built on the SolidWorksTM 3D design package", Proc. SPIE 9214, Medical Applications of Radiation Detectors IV, 92140G (12 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066181; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2066181
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