GammaVision Training Course (Core and Advanced)

GammaVision Gamma Spectroscopy Training
GammaVision Core follows an agenda which integrates lecture and student exercises. Topics include:

  • Basic Physics for Gamma Ray Spectroscopy
  • Coverage of typical hardware and software required
  • Basics of signal processing for histogram spectra
  • Introduction to the use of software utilities for library, calibration and analysis parameter setup.
  • Simple overview of analysis review
This course combines the theory of gamma spectroscopy measurements with the direct utilization of the GammaVision software application. It is intended for the beginner level GammaVision user or as a refresher course. The training covers the structure of a typical hardware/software configuration and then moves into the application basics and features, including: signal processing basics, nuclide libraries, calibrations and verifications, analysis results interpretation, and a basic review of radioanalytical anomalies and example spectra with associated parameters. The course is instructor-led with sufficient time for lab exercises with actual instrumentation used in a typical counting lab.

GammaVision Advanced builds on the GammaVision Core topics.

A quick review of the base topics is offered before expanding on best practices in the application of:

  • Hardware Setup and Software Control of Hardware
  • Library Building and editing to include Summation and Escape peaks
  • Expanded Calibration application (TCC calibrations, calibration modeling, manual calibrations)
  • GammaVision spectral correction methods
  • Extended use of analysis parameters for improved interpretation
These topics will be covered while classroom exercises illuminate the practical effects.

This course is intended for the persons responsible to be the experts in GammaVision use. It builds on the basic GammaVision topics by expanding into detail for each of the processes presented: hardware and GammaVision software setup, spectral features, a deeper analysis of energy and efficiency calibrations, nuclide library reviews and best practices, spectral correction tools, varying analytical processing methods, counting statistics, uncertainty calculations and interpretation. Advanced spectrum review and troubleshooting are also presented with sufficient time for lab exercises.
  • Course Schedule +

    Course GammaVision Core (TNG-GV-CORE)
    Date July 21-23, 2020 (Register)
    Location ORTEC Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee 
    Tuition $2425
      Add the Statistics Module on July 24 and get a 30% discount on the package. (TNG-GV-CORE-STATS) $2765 (Register)
    Course GammaVision Advanced (TNG-GV-ADV)
    Date February 25-27, 2020 (Register)
    Location ORTEC Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
    Tuition $1925
      Add the Quality Assurance Module on February 28 and get a 30% discount on the package. (TNG-GV-ADV-QA) $2415 (Register)
  • General Information +

    Registration Confirmation
    Attendance is confirmed pursuant to receipt of a credit card or purchase order required to secure your registration. After submitting the course registration form you will be contacted via return email with instructions for providing this information. If a credit card is supplied to secure your registration, the card will not be charged until the course in completed. Course capacity is filled in order of the date of receipt of credit card or purchase order information.


    • Included in the tuition fee are all course materials, including texts and certificate.
    • Not included are transportation costs, lodging accommodations, and other personal expenses.
    • Prices subject to change without notice.

    Cancellation Policy
    • Cancellations received at least 20 business days prior to class will receive a full refund of class tuition.
    • Cancellations received 10-19 business days before the class date will be refunded 75% of class tuition.
    • Cancellations received 1-9 business days before the class date will be refunded 50% of class tuition.
    • Refunds will not be given for "no shows."

    Cancellation Liability
    • ORTEC reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason.
    • ORTEC's liability is limited to the return of the tuition fee only.
    • ORTEC will not reimburse registrants for any travel or hotel cancellation fees or penalties.

    Unless otherwise specified, all scheduled training will take place at ORTEC, 801 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, approximately 25 miles by car northwest of the Knoxville airport. As an alternative, we can work with you to hold courses at your facility, tailored to meet your particular needs.

    Participant Identification
    ORTEC is a secured facility. Please bring a form of photo identification with you to accommodate us with your visitor/badging check-in procedures. Any non U.S. citizen visiting the ORTEC facility will need to bring their passport as well.

    Car Rental
    Available at the Knoxville airport. A car is recommended.

    Hotel Accommodations
    Several hotels are located close to ORTEC.
    • Staybridge Suites / All rooms include kitchen facilities / Tel. +1 (865) 298-0050 / Website
    • TownePlace Suites / All rooms include kitchen facilities / Tel. +1 (865) 409-5059 / Website
    • Double Tree / Restaurant on site / Tel. +1 (865) 481-2468 / Website
    • Comfort Inn / Tel. +1 (865) 481-8200 / Website
    • Hampton Inn / Tel. +1 (865) 482-7889 / Website
    • Holiday Inn Express / Tel. +1 (865) 298-1990 / Website