International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging

10th IWMPI: September 6 - 8, 2020 | Online Workshop Event

The 10th IWMPI will be held on September 6 - 8, 2020 as an Online Workshop Event. First in 2010, and again in 2012, at the University of Lübeck, the workshop is taking place for the 10th 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 workshop will provide not only the opportunity to present research work and results, but also new ideas and directions in the field of MPI to a highly interested audience of scientific, medical and application experts from universities, clinical and commercial sites, active in the field.

Magnetic Particle Imaging MPI

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 the Workshop

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) • Molecular imaging and reporter genes  • Nanoparticle development • Particle physics and simulations • Reconstruction methods • Sequences, acquisition protocols and spatial coding • Physiological compatibility, SAR and PNS • Scanner geometries and system design