Training materials 2015


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


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.