Greetings from the Conference Chairs
We are thrilled to invite you to the 13th edition of the International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IWMPI - www.iwmpi.org), set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss mountains at the iconic Art Nouveau Hotel Paxmontana in Flüeli-Ranft Switzerland on March 13-15, 2024. Immerse yourself in an environment designed to inspire and share your groundbreaking research discoveries. The hotel is conveniently accessible from Zurich and Zurich airport by public transportation.
The International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IWMPI – www.iwmpi.org) is the premier conference for all researchers, developers, manufacturers and users of this new method of medical imaging. We invite you to participate and contribute to the conference by presenting your recent research results and showcasing your developments.
The workshop will be in-person without streaming.
We are looking forward to an exciting IWMPI 2024.
IWMPI 2024 - Workshop Chairs
Prof. Dr. Inge Herrmann
ETH Zürich and Empa, Switzerland
Local Chair and Host
Prof. Dr. Tobias Knopp
University Medical Center UKE Hamburg and Fraunhofer IMTE, Germany. Publication Chair
Prof. Dr. Hans J. Hug
Local Chair and Host
Prof. Dr. Thorsten M. Buzug
University of Lübeck and
Fraunhofer IMTE, Germany
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a novel imaging modality that uses various static and oscillating magnetic fields to image the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) with high sensitivity, no tissue background, and no ionizing radiation. The method exploits the non-linear magnetization behavior of the SPIOs, and has shown great potential to surpass current in vivo imaging modalities in terms of sensitivity, safety, quantitation, and spatio-temporal resolution. MPI is well suited for clinical applications such as angiography, cancer imaging, and inflammation imaging; as well as research applications such as stem cell imaging and small animal imaging.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Medical, pre-clinical, and non-medical applications • Coil and field generator design • Data acquisition and signal pre-processing • Signal generation, amplification and filter design • Magnetic field simulation and system modeling • Magnetic particle spectroscopy (MPS) • Nanoparticle development • Particle physics and simulations • Reconstruction methods • Sequences, acquisition protocols and spatial coding • Physiological compatibility, SAR and PNS • Scanner geometries and system design • Micro- and Nanorobotics • Nanomedicine
First in 2010, and again in 2012, at the University of Lübeck, the workshop is taking place for the 13th time. Previous workshops have visited Berkeley in 2013 and then Berlin (2014), Istanbul (2015), Lübeck (2016), Prague (2017), Hamburg (2018) and New York (2019) consecutively. The 10th (2020) and 11th (2022) IWMPI were held as Online Workshop Events. The first post-pandemic IWMPI was held in Aachen in 2023.