A virtual laboratory for radiotracer and sealed-source applications in industry

Mohammed Siddig (Corresponding Author), Essam M. Banoqitah, Ezzat Elmoujarkach, Abdulsalam M. Alhawsawi, Fathi Djouider

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Radioactive sealed sources and radiotracer techniques are used to diagnose industrial process units. This work introduces a workspace to simulate four sealed sources and radiotracer applications, namely, gamma scanning of distillation columns, gamma scanning of pipes, gamma transmission tomography, and radiotracer flow rate measurements. The workspace was created in Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission (GATE) simulation toolkit and was called Industrial Radioisotope Applications Virtual Laboratory. The flexibility of GATE and the fact that it is an open-source software render it advantageous to radioisotope technology practitioners, educators, and students. The comparison of the simulation results with experimental results that are available in the literature showed the effectiveness of the virtual laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • GATE
  • Industrial gamma tomography
  • Radiotracers
  • Sealed sources
  • Simulation


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