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Monte Carlo Methods in Nuclear Medicine

  • Manuel Bardiès
  • Michael Lassmann
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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Monte Carlo modelling in Nuclear Medicine can be applied to two different scientific domains: 1. Imaging. The term ‘‘imaging’’ in fact covers many different scientific aspects, from detector modelling to ‘‘virtual’’ imaging. It also includes the assessment of image reconstruction algorithms, or the benchmarking of correction approaches for quantitative imaging. 2. Radiation transport. For anthropomorphic phantoms, or even now based on the real anatomy of a given patient, radiation emission in a given tissue or organ, radiation propagation and energy deposition in various target tissues or organs can be modelled using Monte Carlo approaches. Both domains (imaging and radiation transport) can be used to address problems at various scales (micro or macro). This chapter gives an overview on the available computer codes and their applications in the respective domains.

Keywords

Image Quantification Monte Carlo Modelling Radiation Transport Absorb Dose Rate Monte Carlo Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de ToulouseUMR 1037 INSERM/Université Paul SabatierToulouse cedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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