Genie™ 2000 Gamma Analysis Foundations & Optimization

2 Day Training

Do you know the optimal peak significance threshold setting for low-level gamma spectroscopy measurements? When is it best to use a fixed FWHM setting? Should you use a linear continuum setting or a step function to fit the continuum? When should you perform cascade summing corrections? Do you know how to perform cascade summing corrections?

These are just a few examples of the real analysis decisions you make when setting up your gamma spectroscopy system. This two-day seminar is designed to review the basic mathematical and analytical concepts used in Genie 2000 software and introduce the more sophisticated analysis algorithms and parameter optimization.

How you will benefit

Attendees who complete this seminar will gain familiarity with the Genie 2000 analysis engines for gamma spectroscopy and the optimization of the settings within these analysis engines to obtain data that meets your data quality objectives. This knowledge will enable attendees to utilize and defend their gamma analysis.

Who should attend

This seminar is intended for technical and supervisory personnel who are responsible for performing and reviewing gamma spectroscopy measurements and data, and who wish to gain a better understanding of how the analysis steps can be optimized to improve their existing gamma counting program. 


All students attending this seminar should be familiar with the fundamental principles of gamma spectroscopy and typical laboratory procedures for sample counting and analysis. Prior experience using Genie 2000 software is strongly recommended.

Seminar content

Day one of this two-part seminar will review how the variables for the activity and MDA calculations are determined, including the basic nuclide identification concepts in Genie 2000 algorithms:

  • Peak location and proper integration
  • Correct efficiency applied
  • Identifying nuclides
  • Corrections for:
    • Ambient Background
    • Decay
    • Interferences
    • Coincidence Summing
  • Calculating a weighted mean activity
  • Choosing the detection limit calculation

Day two of this seminar is designed to help you determine the optimal parameters for various analysis steps in Genie 2000. Some of the practical discussion topics will include:

  • Use of Interactive Peak Fit
  • Evaluation of efficiency curves
  • How to correct for cascade summing
  • Making parent-daughter corrections
  • Nuclide Library considerations

Analysis of spectra and discussion on the effects of different parameter settings will be covered during day two. Students are encouraged to bring example spectra for discussion and analysis during the seminar. The instructor will conclude the seminar by demonstrating how to integrate all sample information with the algorithm settings to arrive at a physically realistic and defensible result.

Date: Monday – Tuesday, July 29 – 30, 2019
Cost: $1500
CECs Awarded: TBA

2 Day Training