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New Data from J. Lantos et al Illuminate Findings in Nuclear Science and Technology

May 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Nuclear Science and Technology is now available. According to news reporting originating from Budapest, Hungary, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Monte Carlo simulation is an effective tool for modeling imaging equipment of nuclear medicine such as PET systems. The aim of this paper is to present a novel simulation tool called MCPS (Monte Carlo for PET Systems) to demonstrate that MCNPX can be made capable of performing PET system simulations."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "The general purpose Monte Carlo code MCNPX serves in many cases as reference. It has numerous advantages: it is more flexible than dedicated programs, every interaction data can be retrieved, but has limited ability to handle time depending processes (e.g., source activity cannot be defined). Therefore, unlike the GEANT4 based GATE program, MCNPX is not widely used for PET simulations. MCPS is capable of modeling the physical behavior of PET systems. The processing steps can be tailored to a wide range of applications, such as digital SiPM sensors or non-conventional geometries such as PET probes. For the verification of the tool described below, the parameters of the nanoScan-PC system (Mediso Ltd.) were used."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Verification of the simulation tool has been performed by comparing the MCPS simulation results with measured data."

For more information on this research see: MCPS - an MCNPX Based Simulation Tool for Modeling the Physical Behavior of PET Systems. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2014;61(1):134-141. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -; IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Lantos, Mediso Ltd, Budapest, Hungary. Additional authors for this research include S. Czifrus, G. Patay and T. Bukki.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Hungary, Budapest, Nuclear Science and Technology

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