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MANTIS (Monte carlo x-rAy electroN opTical Imaging Simulation)

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MANTIS (Monte carlo x-rAy electroN opTical Imaging Simulation) is a tool for simulating imaging systems that tracks x-rays, electrons and optical photons in arbitrary materials and complex geometries. The code MANTIS is the intimate combination of two codes: PENELOPE (an x-ray/electron Monte Carlo transport code) and DETECT-II (an optical photon Monte Carlo transport code). It is intended for the study of problems involving indirect imaging sensors in which light is generated by the interaction of particles with matter in a transducer material. In MANTIS, the processes of energy transfer from secondary electrons to light is modeled event by event, according to an energy-dependent gain and with a particular model for the variations in the efficiency of that energy transfer..

The website from which the source code, executables and user guide may be obtained (without charge) is http://code.google.com/p/mantismc/  

Please address any questions or suggestions to Dr. Aldo Badano at 301-796-2534 or aldo.badano@fda.hhs.gov

 


Disclaimer: This software and documentation (the "Software") were developed for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through research fellowships from the Federal Government. Pursuant to Title 17, Section 105 of the United States Code, this work is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain. Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Software, to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, or sell copies of the Software or derivatives, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so. FDA assumes no responsibility whatsoever for use by other parties of the Software, its source code, documentation or compiled executables, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic. Further, use of this code in no way implies endorsement by the FDA or confers any advantage in regulatory decisions. Although this software can be redistributed and/or modified freely, we ask that any derivative works bear some notice that they are derived from it, and any modified versions bear some notice that they have been modified.