A computer simulation code has been developed in order to foresee the response of discrete scintillation imaging devices. Discrete Scintillation Imager Simulator (DISIS) has been designed for imagers based on a scintillation array coupled to a position sensitive light sensor (like position sensitive photomultiplier tube or avalanche photodiode array) by a planar light guide. The simulator is a deterministic code that uses: (i) a model describing the single photon light distribution emerging from a crystal pixel for charge integrals evaluation; (ii) the assigned algorithm for centroid calculation and; (iii) the Gaussian spread for localizing, crystal by crystal, the events on the image. In particular DISIS allows us to study the spatial response over the imager field of view changing parameters individually. The imager optimization can be obtained searching an acceptable pixel identification. To this aim a good trade-off between the spread of light distribution, the light sampling capability over the light-sensor area and the centroiding algorithm has to be found. © 2004 IEEE.

DISIS - A computer simulation code for discrete scintillation imagers

Iurlaro G.;Santagata A.;Burgio N.
2004

Abstract

A computer simulation code has been developed in order to foresee the response of discrete scintillation imaging devices. Discrete Scintillation Imager Simulator (DISIS) has been designed for imagers based on a scintillation array coupled to a position sensitive light sensor (like position sensitive photomultiplier tube or avalanche photodiode array) by a planar light guide. The simulator is a deterministic code that uses: (i) a model describing the single photon light distribution emerging from a crystal pixel for charge integrals evaluation; (ii) the assigned algorithm for centroid calculation and; (iii) the Gaussian spread for localizing, crystal by crystal, the events on the image. In particular DISIS allows us to study the spatial response over the imager field of view changing parameters individually. The imager optimization can be obtained searching an acceptable pixel identification. To this aim a good trade-off between the spread of light distribution, the light sampling capability over the light-sensor area and the centroiding algorithm has to be found. © 2004 IEEE.
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