Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine

Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine

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Monte Carlo (MC) methods have proved invaluable in developing a range of computer programs to enhance images in different modalities, including PET and SPECT. Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine: Applications in Diagnostic Imaging is the first book to cover applications of MC methods in nuclear medicine, from first principles to current computer applications. Written by international contributors, the book reviews different types of computer code and provides reference software packages. It also demonstrates how MC techniques can be used to evaluate scatter in SPECT and PET imaging, collimation, and image deterioration.In the words of the MCNP manual [4] The user specifies that a cell is filled with something called a universe. ... The package runs on virtually any Unix workstation and, as are all the codes described in this chapter, it is available free of charge from RSIC or NEA. ... PHOTONS Most correction and conversion factors used today in ionizing dosimetry have been determined using Monte Carlo methods.

Title:Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine
Author:Michael Ljungberg, Sven-Erik Strand, Michael A. King
Publisher:CRC Press - 1998-01-01


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