Forewords

GATE is an advanced opensource software developed by the international OpenGATE collaboration and dedicated to numerical simulations in medical imaging and radiotherapy. It currently supports simulations of Emission Tomography (Positron Emission Tomography - PET and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography - SPECT), Computed Tomography (CT), Optical Imaging (Bioluminescence and Fluorescence) and Radiotherapy experiments. Using an easy-to-learn macro mechanism to configurate simple or highly sophisticated experimental settings, GATE now plays a key role in the design of new medical imaging devices, in the optimization of acquisition protocols and in the development and assessment of image reconstruction algorithms and correction techniques. It can also be used for dose calculation in radiotherapy experiments.

If you are interested in contributing to GATE, here are a few tips regarding what you can do to be part of this collaborative effort:

⚫ Reply to the mailing list

⚫ Contribute to the documentation: ask for a login/password and then improve the documentation on the wiki

⚫ Report bugs: the GATE project is publicly available on GitHub, where you can report any issue. Members of the OpenGATE collaboration will try to respond as quickly as possible.

⚫ Add/modify the source code or fix bugs: feel free to submit pull requests!

⚫ Interested in a long term participation? Do not hesitate contact us to learn more about our collaboration!



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