[Gate-users] Visualize Voxelized source

Matthew Strugari matthew.strugari at dal.ca
Sat Feb 29 17:14:04 CET 2020

Hi Zhengzhi,

If you need a quick and rough way to visualize your voxelized volume, import it as an image and add a cutaway plane for visualization.


On Feb 28, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Zhengzhi Liu <zliu36 at stanford.edu> wrote:

Hi Chris,

Thank you very much for your suggestion. I know how to use Gate decently well. But I just wanted to confirm whether there is such a capability to visualize voxelized source or not.  Gate users have been keeping asking for the feature in the past 10 years, but we still have not seen that taking place. I wish the developer can hear our conversation.

Sincere regards,

On Fri, Feb 28, 2020, 3:53 AM Christopher Watanabe <ge69kec at mytum.de<mailto:ge69kec at mytum.de>> wrote:
Hi Zhengzhi,

I have struggled with the same problem. Currently, there’s no method to do visualization of voxelized source nor volume. You can however visualize a certain number of primaries in order to check whether you’re placing your source where you think you are. This can be helpful, but it will give you only a rough estimation of location.

Otherwise, something I’ve done is created an imaging module in the GATE environment. You can place that relatively easily at an exact location, and based on the image formed on the device, know roughly where your voxelized source is.

Hope this helps. If you need any information on imaging modules in GATE or visualizing primaries, the Gate Users’ Manual does a good job explaining this.



From: Zhengzhi Liu<mailto:zliu36 at stanford.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 23:32
To: gate-users<mailto:gate-users at lists.opengatecollaboration.org>
Subject: [Gate-users] Visualize Voxelized source

Dear Gate users,

A quick and simple question: has any one ever succeed in visualizing their voxelized source?
Is it possible to do so? If so, then how?

Thank you very much for your help.


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