Gate training: Monte Carlo simulation in medical physics

Formation date : Monday 1 October 2018

Le WorkPackage Formation de FLI propose une nouvelle formation entièrement en anglais et dédiée à l’utilisation du logiciel de simulation Monte Carlo GATE. Elle se déroulera du lundi 1er au mercredi 3 octobre 2018 à l’INSTN, Saclay.


Training course overview

The purpose of this training session is to give the participants the basics of GATE, an advanced opensource software developed by the international OpenGATE collaboration and dedicated to numerical simulations in medical imaging and radiation therapy

Training objectives

  • Handle user interface and visualization
  • Illustrate a GATE simulation architecture and its general concepts
  • Manage anthropomorphic voxelized phantoms and sources to simulate realistic acquisitions
  • Build a complete simulation set-up by for medical imaging applications or dosimetry and radiation therapy experiments (according to the trainee’s domain of expertise/interest)
  • Perform output data analysis
  • Perform code development to add new features into GATE


Lab researchers, engineers, medical doctors and physicists working in hospitals, laboratories or companies in the medical imaging and radiotherapy fields

Entry requirement

Attendees must have a good understanding of medical physics, and should have experiences in Linux and basic programming


INSTN, Saclay, France


1-3 October 2018


Scientific advisors:
Sebastien Jan (CEA/SHFJ) –
David Sarrut (Creatis-INSA Lyon) –

Training manager:
Albertine Dubois (INSTN) –

Registration (before September, 7th, 2018):
Julie Guerreiro (INSTN) –

Registration fees

Students: 850 €
Academics: 1000 €


Download the flyer for this training session together with course contents and practical informations