[Gate-users] Re: Question regarding GATE output

Sebastien JAN sebastien.jan at cea.fr
Mon Aug 20 19:56:05 CEST 2007


> Dear Jan,
> we are just about to test GATE for a transmission CT setup and now got 
> stuck with the processing of the output files due to lack of 
> understanding. Probably, you can help us to get the required 
> information; the GATE manual, however, does not clarify the matter.
> We generated for a first test a SPECThead geometry with our 
> scintillation crystal detector, the phantom as source (which is just a 
> trick) and a scattering body. We managed to start the simulation and 
> got the usual ascii output files. However, we cannot find any proper 
> description about the meaning of the columns in these files. Most we 
> wonder about the fact that there are multiple hits (lines) which do 
> not differ in anything but deposited energy. I would expect that I get 
> a list with positions of interaction and associated energy loss for 
> photons/particles. I find it a pitty that the manual which we have 
> does not make any precise statements about the output data. This is 
> possibly a weak point of GATE - documentation?
In addition of what you can find page 138, 139, 140 and 141 in the last 
users guide version, which kind of informations would you like to have ?


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