[Gate-users] statistical uncertainty
David Freese
dfreese at stanford.edu
Thu Oct 26 03:51:38 CEST 2017
Not sure if someone has answered already, but I would probably treat the
number of scattered events and number of true events as Poisson random
variables. Being Poisson, I would report the error for each as the square
root of the total number of counts, so you have:
scatter +/- sqrt(scatter)
trues +/- sqrt(trues)
Then dividing for the scatter fraction you add the relative errors in
quadrature:
scatter fraction = scatters / trues +/- sqrt ( (sqrt(scatter) / scatters)
^ 2 + (sqrt(trues) / trues)^2)
scatter fraction = scatters / trues +/- sqrt ( 1 / scatters + 1 / trues )
This is how I would report it. If others have different methods, I would
also appreciate hearing those.
On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:22 AM, Amir Ghabrial <eng_amir_shawky at hotmail.com>
wrote:
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> Dear GATE Users,
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> * I am simulating PET scanner, and I am trying to calculate the scatter
> fraction statistical uncertainty as every time I do the simulation, I get
> different results, so I was wondering what is the right way to calculate
> the statistical uncertainty?. It would be much appreciated if somebody
> could point me in the right direction or share his experience about
> uncertainty calculation! *
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