Monte Carlo simulation of a TOF PET scanner. I. Preliminary report

@article{Muzic1991MonteCS,
  title={Monte Carlo simulation of a TOF PET scanner. I. Preliminary report},
  author={R F Muzic and A D Nelson and Floro Miraldi},
  journal={Conference Record of the 1991 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference},
  year={1991},
  pages={1653-1657 vol.3}
}
A Monte Carlo simulation was developed to study scattered radiation in the SP3000 (Scanditronix/PETT) time-of-flight (TOF) positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. The simulation was based on MCNP, a general-purpose radiation transport code, which was modified for requirements specific to PET and the SP3000: camera wobble, collinear 0.511-MeV annihilation source photons, and coincidence detection. Two detector rings, 640 detectors, of the SP3000 were modeled using MCNP's geometry description… CONTINUE READING