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GATE training on medical imaging (PET, SPECT, CT), dosimetry and radiation therapy - Beginner level

Scientific and technical environment of the training course

Laboratoire de physique de Clermont

- UMR 6533

GATE collaboration

COURSE DIRECTOR

Lydia MAIGNE

Associate professor

UMR 6533

LOCATION

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ORGANISATION

3 days
From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (4:00 pm the last day)
Training course in English
From 7 to 20 attendees

PEDAGOGICAL METHODS

- Lectures (5h) and hands on (15h)
- Practical course with 3 teachers for the group
- Online training

TRAINING FEES

850 Euros

AT THE END OF THE TRAINING COURSE

Satisfaction survey from trainees
A certificate of training is delivered.

COURSE DATE

21084 : from tuesday 23/11/2021 to thursday 25/11/2021

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OBJECTIVES
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Learn the usage of the GATE platform for medical physics


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Understand the features of the platform dedicated to the development of detection systems (PET, SPECT, CT and X-rays) and detector response, the management of medical images, the development of clinical and preclinical beams in radiation therapy and dose calculation for different radiation therapy treatments (internal or external)


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Be able to use new tools for data analysis using Python

AUDIENCE
Students, researchers and engineers involved in medical physics. Physicians and medical physicists
PRE-REQUIREMENT
Basics in particle physics and medical physics
TRAINING PROGRAMME
Day 1
- Introduction to the platform environment
- Description of a macro file and input files
- Visualization
- How to build the geometry of a camera, examples for PET, SPECT and CT systems
- How to manage medical data (simulation inputs)
- How to configure digitizer and detector response

Day 2
- How to handle the geometry of clinical beams in radiation therapy (examples using photons and ions)
- How to configure the physics lists
- How to configure cuts / thresholds
- How to handle output data (actors)

Day 3
- Tools for data analysis using Python
- Tools for distributed computing on clusters
EQUIPMENT
Participants will attend the training online through a dedicated web interface, they should attend the training with their laptop and will connect to a dedicated GATE server through an ssh connection.

Information for connection will be provided one week before the training. Sessions will be registered and provided remotely during 3 weeks after the training.

The training course is organised in partnership with the GATE collaboration.