[Gate-users] Problem wih CT-Scans using different energies

Andreas Duschl duschl at hicat.de
Wed Oct 26 12:05:37 CEST 2011

Dear Gate-Users


I'm trying to make a CT-Scan using Gate v6.0 . Basically I have extended the
CT-Scanner Example (classic) in order to make two scans of the same phantom
with two different energies (80kV and 140kV).  Therefore I calculated the
filtered spectra with the open source matlab tool Spektr which I then
included into the script source.mac . I also have set the energy window of
the digitizer from 10kV to 140kV. The strange thing is that in the low
energy projection the value of the SNR is greater than in the corresponding
high energy projection. Normally it should be the other way round. What I
already tried to do is using different detector materials such as ceasium
iodide and glass as back compartment. But all with the same effect. Maybe
I'm using the wrong physical effects due to the energy switch:








Since I'm not a pysicist this is hard for me  to decide.


I really need to rely on the results. But how can I if even the effect with
the SNR is not correct. Does anyone have an idea what I'm doing wrong or
does anyone have already created a working set of scripts which covers
CT-Scans using different energies which he/she is nice enough to share?


Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.







Andreas Duschl - Diplommathematiker (FH)


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