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Title: Monte Carlo simulations in medical imaging
Authors: Λιαπαρίνος, Παναγιώτης Φ.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Nuclear medicine;Πυρηνική ιατρική;Medical areas;Ιατρικοί τομείς;Computing systems;Υπολογιστικά συστημάτα
Subjects: Medicine
Medical physics
Ιατρική φυσική
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 30-Jan-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Φούντος, Γεώργιος Π.
Abstract: Monte Carlo techniques have become popular in different areas of medical physics over the last 50 years. Factors which have contributed to the wider use include the improved description of radiation transport as well as the optimization of the computing systems. The main advantage of Monte Carlo methodology deals with the simulation of stochastic processes involving random behavior and the quantification of physical parameters that are difficult or even impossible to calculate by experimental measurements. Due to the above characteristics, many papers have been published based on Monte Carlo methods, most of them emphasizing the electron–photon interactions with matter. Monte Carlo modeling has been carried out by various simulation programs (e.g. EGS, PENELOPE, GEANT4 etc) which in turn have been successfully applied in a variety of medical areas (e.g. mammography, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy etc).
Description: Special issue: Scientific papers presented on the 3nd International Conference on Experiments/Process/System Modeling/Simulation & Optimization in Athens, 8-11 July, 2009. Mini symposium on Medical Imaging, organized by G. Panayiotakis, I. Kandarakis, G. Fountos and I. Valais
Language: English
Citation: Liaparinos, P.F. (2010). Monte Carlo simulations in medical imaging. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 5(2): 7-13. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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