A GATE Simulation Study of the Siemens Biograph DUO PET/CT System


This is a GATE-simulation study of the Siemens Biograph DUO PET/CT system. It reports effects of changes in the thickness of the employed Lutetium Oxyorthosilicate(LSO) detectors. The PET/CT, a human body phantom and a cylindrical F-18 FDG source were simulated. Validation measurements were conducted. The results indicate that LSO thickness increase degrades spatial resolution, improves relative energy resolution from 9.0% to 11.3% and increases signal-to-noise-ratio from 0.81 to 1.17. Thicker LSO crystals present greater axial sensitivity so as the detection efficiency of PET would be significantly enhanced.

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D. Nikolopoulos, S. Kottou, N. Chatzisavvas, X. Argyriou, E. Vlamakis, P. Yannakopoulos and A. Louizi, "A GATE Simulation Study of the Siemens Biograph DUO PET/CT System," Open Journal of Radiology, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 56-65. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2013.32009.

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