Image simulation software tools | Nuclear medicine imaging analysis
Simulating realistic PET studies involves: i) the generation of raw emission and transmission data from given voxel-based phantom descriptions and activity concentrations and ii) the correction and reconstruction of the raw projections using standard algorithms to yield PET volumes presenting the same characteristics as clinical volumes.
Permits the incorporation of high-performance soft tissue simulation capabilities into biomedical application. NiftySim is based on the total Lagrangian explicit dynamics (TLEDs) algorithm. It contains (i) membrane and shell formulations compatible with TLED’s explicit time integration; (ii) specialized contact models and; (iii) a general-purpose mesh-based contact model with a collision response formulation. This tool uses GPU technology for biomechanical simulation research in medical image computing, surgical simulation and surgical guidance applications.
Assists users in modelling imaging, dosimetry and treatment. GATE is a Monte Carlo simulation platform that enables numerical simulations of emission tomography (Positron Emission Tomography -PET- and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography -SPECT-) computed tomography (CT), optical imaging and radiotherapy experiments. The software uses a macro mechanism to configurate simple or complex experimental settings.