Training materials 2015


Lecturers:

Irene Buvat (SHFJ, Orsay, France)
Sebastien Jan (SHFJ, Orsay, France)
Simon Stute (SHFJ, Orsay, France)
Albertine Dubois (IMNC, Orsay, France)

Objectives:

Upon completion of the training, the trainee will know how to run the GATE Monte Carlo simulation software for modelling medical imaging acquisitions or radiotherapy experiments. He/she will be able to design and run a simulation involving a PET, SPECT, CT, optical imaging detector or a radiation therapy device, and to analyze the simulated data. The trainee will also know how to run GATE simulation on a cluster or grid architecture.

The training will alternate lectures with practical exercises

Lectures will cover:

- The OpenGATE collaboration: introduction, short history and code status (Day 1)
- Using GATE: quick tour and highlights ! (Day 1)
- Using GATE for imaging applications: CT, SPECT, PET, Optical (Day 1)
- How to manage anthropomorphic phantoms with GATE? (Day 2)
- Using GATE for modelling radiotherapy experiments (Day 2)
- Accelerating GATE simulations - Parallel computing and GPU (Day 3)

Practical exercises will include:

- Designing and launching a CT simulation (Day 1)
- Designing and launching a SPECT simulation (Day 1)
- Designing and launching a PET simulation (Day 1)
- Designing and launching an optical imaging simulation (Day 1)
- Designing a simulation combining voxelized source and phantom (Day 2)
- Modelling radiotherapy experiments in GATE: general approach (Day 2)
- Dose distribution analysis in GATE (Day 2)
- Running GATE on a cluster (Day3)
- Desiging a full and realistic simulation set-up for imaging simulation (Day 3)

Prerequisite: all attendees are supposed to have a good understanding of Linux OS as users.