The CATSM program was developed in ENEA-Bologna (Italy) in the framework of the Computational Medical Physics Working Group (CMPWG, http://cmpwg.ans.org/index.html ) activities promoted by the American Nuclear Society. This report aims to give potential users an idea of CATSM performances. See report FIS-P9H6-014, which will be distributed with BOT3P Version 5.1, for user manual and more detailed information. CATSM is the latest addition to the BOT3P code package, which is a set of standard FORTRAN 77 language programs originally conceived to give the users of the DORT and TORT deterministic transport codes some useful diagnostic tools to prepare the mesh grid and check their input data files. BOT3P binary interface files made later this package performance potentially available to any transport code. CATSM reads voxelized geometries related to elaborated (already interpreted by physicians or by proper software) computerized (axial) tomography (CT/CAT) scans and aims to give the users of deterministic transport codes more manageable geometrical input with reduced sizes, without or with small detail loss with respect to the original voxelized geometry. CATSM can automatically generate tetrahedron mesh grids also, starting from the input voxelized geometry, even though the implemented algorithm is still rather rough and to be improved in the future. CATSM, as the entire BOT3P package, was developed on a DIGITAL UNIX ALPHA 500/333 Workstation, tested on Red Hat Linux 7 also, and designed to run on most UNIX platforms.

CATSM: A Pre-Processor Tool for Medical Applications

Orsi, R.
2006

Abstract

The CATSM program was developed in ENEA-Bologna (Italy) in the framework of the Computational Medical Physics Working Group (CMPWG, http://cmpwg.ans.org/index.html ) activities promoted by the American Nuclear Society. This report aims to give potential users an idea of CATSM performances. See report FIS-P9H6-014, which will be distributed with BOT3P Version 5.1, for user manual and more detailed information. CATSM is the latest addition to the BOT3P code package, which is a set of standard FORTRAN 77 language programs originally conceived to give the users of the DORT and TORT deterministic transport codes some useful diagnostic tools to prepare the mesh grid and check their input data files. BOT3P binary interface files made later this package performance potentially available to any transport code. CATSM reads voxelized geometries related to elaborated (already interpreted by physicians or by proper software) computerized (axial) tomography (CT/CAT) scans and aims to give the users of deterministic transport codes more manageable geometrical input with reduced sizes, without or with small detail loss with respect to the original voxelized geometry. CATSM can automatically generate tetrahedron mesh grids also, starting from the input voxelized geometry, even though the implemented algorithm is still rather rough and to be improved in the future. CATSM, as the entire BOT3P package, was developed on a DIGITAL UNIX ALPHA 500/333 Workstation, tested on Red Hat Linux 7 also, and designed to run on most UNIX platforms.
Rapporto tecnico;Software;Metodi deterministici
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