Monte-Carlo simulation of projections in computed tomography

Michael Mantler, Bjoern Chyba, Michael Reiter

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Results from Monte Carlo simulations of two-dimensional projections for a simple real sample (an aluminium cube with a cylindrical hole filled by air or steel) in a realistic experimental environment are presented. A meaningful comparison with measurements was therefore possible. Coherent and incoherent scattering as well as excitation of fluorescent radiation are accounted for; multiple sequences of these interactions are followed up to a selectable order. Such simulations are important aids to modern metrological applications of computed tomography where the dimensional accuracy of hidden or inaccessible components of work pieces is determined. The complex process requires a high level of optimization of the instrumental parameters for each sample type whereby the accurate simulation of the physical interactions between X-rays and the sample material is a supplement and alternative to time consuming measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDenver X-Ray Conference 2007
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventDenver X-Ray Conference 2007 - Denver, United States
Duration: 30 Jul 20073 Aug 2007


ConferenceDenver X-Ray Conference 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Computed tomography
  • Fundamental parameters
  • Industrial metrology
  • Monte Carlo simulation


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