TECHNICAL NOTEDevelopment of a conversion program to make SIMIND-generated SPECT data interfile acceptable to XelerisPandey, Anil K.; Kumar, Jay P.; Aheer, Deepak; Sharma, Anshul; Hasan, Binish; Patel, Chetan; Bal, Chandra S.; Kumar, RakeshAuthor Information Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India Correspondence to Rakesh Kumar, MD, PhD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, E-81, Ansari Nagar (East), AIIMS Campus, New Delhi 110 029, India Tel: +91 11 265 94472; fax: +91 11 265 88663; e-mail: email@example.com Received August 21, 2015 Accepted August 30, 2015 Nuclear Medicine Communications: December 2015 - Volume 36 - Issue 12 - p 1264-1267 doi: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000393 Buy Metrics Abstract The Monte Carlo code SIMIND is used in nuclear medicine for research purposes, and also for testing the validity of various applications. Conversion of a SIMIND-generated interfile (header and image data file) is required to process the simulated image data on a Xeleris workstation. Currently there is no conversion program provided with SIMIND to convert its interfile, which is acceptable in any nuclear medicine workstation. Manual editing of the header file is possible with any standard text editor but it is time-consuming (requiring ∼1 h) and stressful. To alleviate this, we have developed a conversion program using FreeMat V4.0 (an open source software similar to MATLAB from MathWorks). It takes an average of 0.04404 s to convert a SIMIND SPECT data interfile and make it acceptable to Xeleris. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.