Original Article
Pak J Nucl Med. 2018; 8(1): 18-26

Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment

Authors: Xianling Dong, Mahmud Iqbal Saripan, Rozi Mahmud, Syamsiah Mashohor, Aihui Wang.

View PDF DOI: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779

Abstract

Background: Monte Carlo N-Particle code, version 5 (MCNP5) is a generalpurpose Monte Carlo code and it can be used for the design of imaging systems. In this paper, a realistic single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) model was developed referred to the SIEMENS Symbia T imaging system. Methods: The most important components of the SPECT camera were modeled, especially a low-energy highresolution collimator with hexagonalhole was simulated as closely as possible to its shape and dimensions. The photoelectric effect, Compton and coherent scattering were included in the gamma transport process. In order to validate the SPECT model, specifications in terms of intrinsic spatial resolution, energy resolution, sensitivity, system spatial resolution, and tomography spatial resolution were calculated in comparison with experimental data. Results: Overall results showed good agreements between the simulations and experimental results provided by SIEMENS. The simulated intrinsic resolution and energy resolution matched well with experimental data. The sensitivity measurements from simulation data yielded higher values. For the system spatial resolution, it differed about 3% compared with the experimental result. The tomographic results showed differences of 5.9%, 5.6%, 0.3%, 10.7%, and 0.2% for the five average resolutions, respectively. Conclusion: In summary, the results demonstrated the flexibility and accuracy of MCNP5 to simulate the basic features of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT Camera and exemplified its potential benefits in protocol optimization and in system design.

Keywords:   Monte Carlo simulation, MCNP5, SPECT.


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Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment


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Xianling Dong
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chengde Medical University, China
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Mahmud Iqbal Saripan
Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
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Rozi Mahmud
Faculty of Medicine and Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
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Syamsiah Mashohor
Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
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Aihui Wang
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Affiliated Hospital, Chengde Medical University, China
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Correspondence to:
. Mahmud Iqbal Saripan, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; iqbal@upm.edu.my

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 12 Nov 2018
Revised 23 Jan 2019
Accepted 05 Mar 2019
Published in print 10 Dec 2019
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Dong X, Saripan MI, Mahmud R, Mashohor S, Wang A, . Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment. Pak J Nucl Med. 2018; 8(1): 18-26. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


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Dong X, Saripan MI, Mahmud R, Mashohor S, Wang A, . Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment. Pak J Nucl Med. 2018; 8(1): 18-26. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


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Dong X, Saripan MI, Mahmud R, Mashohor S, Wang A, . Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment. Pak J Nucl Med. (2018), [cited April 08, 2020]; 8(1): 18-26. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


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Dong, X., Saripan, . M. I., Mahmud, . R., Mashohor, . S., Wang, . A. & (2018) Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment. Pak J Nucl Med, 8 (1), 18-26. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


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Dong, Xianling, Mahmud Iqbal Saripan, Rozi Mahmud, Syamsiah Mashohor, Aihui Wang, and . 2018. Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment. Pakistan Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 8 (1), 18-26. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


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Dong, Xianling, Mahmud Iqbal Saripan, Rozi Mahmud, Syamsiah Mashohor, Aihui Wang, and . "Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment." Pakistan Journal of Nuclear Medicine 8 (2018), 18-26. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dong, Xianling, Mahmud Iqbal Saripan, Rozi Mahmud, Syamsiah Mashohor, Aihui Wang, and . "Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment." Pakistan Journal of Nuclear Medicine 8.1 (2018), 18-26. Print. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


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Dong, X., Saripan, . M. I., Mahmud, . R., Mashohor, . S., Wang, . A. & (2018) Characterization of SIEMENS Symbia T SPECT camera in Monte Carlo simulation environment. Pakistan Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 8 (1), 18-26. doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1540569779


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