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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.

SESSION DATES

Information in this page are applicable for the first upcoming session. Before registering for the following sessions, download the program in case of possible minor changes

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

22074 : from tuesday 22/11/2022 to thursday 24/11/2022

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Distance Training
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.