The SIMIND Monte Carlo program
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The usefulness in a Monte Carlo program is the ability to study in detail why images from nuclear medicine scintillation camera systems is degraded. For example, the images above show a series of simulations. First image correspond to a imaging situation without patient motion and a perfect camera resolution. Second image include patient movements (respiration and heart beating). Next is an image with a normal SPECT system resolution for patient movements. The two next images show degradation due to a) photon attenuation and b) photon attenuation and scatter contribution. In the lst image a realistic noise level have been added.