Preliminary Study of Performance Evaluation of a Dual-mode Compton Camera by Using Geant4

Geant4 몬테칼로 전산모사 툴킷을 이용한 이중모드 컴프턴 카메라 최적화 설계 및 성능평가

  • Received : 2012.08.17
  • Accepted : 2012.12.05
  • Published : 2012.12.31


A double-scattering type Compton camera which is appropriate to imaging a high-energy gamma source has been developed for nuclear material surveillance at Hanyang University. The double-scattering type Compton camera can provide high imaging resolution; however, it has disadvantage of relatively low imaging sensitivity than existing single-scattering type Compton camera. In this study, we introduce a novel concept of a dual-mode Compton camera which incorporates two different types of Compton camera, i.e., single- and double-scattering type. The dual-mode Compton camera can operate high-resolution mode and high-sensitivity mode in a single system. To maximize its performance, the geometrical configuration was optimized by using Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation toolkit. In terms of imaging sensitivity, high-sensitivity mode had higher sensitivity than high-resolution mode up to 100 times while high imaging resolution of the double-scattering Compton camera was maintained.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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