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Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of a Clinical PET System With GATE Software and Monte Carlo Model

Abstract Positron emission tomography (PET) is a non-invasive molecular imaging technique widely used for the quantification of physiological and biochemical processes in preclinical and clinical research. Due to its fundamental role in the health care system, there is a constant need for improvement and optimization of its scanner systems and protocols leading to a dedicated active area of research for PET. (Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission (GATE) is a simulation platform designed to model and analyze a medical device. Monte Carlo simulations are essential tools to assist in optimizing the data acquisition protocols or in evaluating the correction methods for improved image quantification. Using GATE along with Customizable and Advance... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Thirumalai, Sowmiya Raj (Author) / Vasileska, Dragica (Advisor) / Goldan, Amirhossein (Committee member) / Goodnick, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer engineering / Biograph Vision / CASToR / GATE / HRRT / PET / UHR
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 111 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Computer Engineering 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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