International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging

9th IWMPI: March 17-19, 2019 | New York, USA

Dear IWMPI enthusiasts, if you plan to come to New York for IWMPI 2019, we would like to recommend that you take care of the visa formalities in time. Due to the current shutdown of parts of the American administration, there may be delays in issuing visas. This apparently does not affect ESTA, but Letters of Invitation should be applied for as soon as possible if they are needed to apply for a visa.

The 9th IWMPI will be held on March 17-19, 2019 in New York, USA. First in 2010, and again in 2012, at the University of Lübeck, the workshop is taking place for the 8th time. Previous workshops have visited Berkeley in 2013 and then Berlin (2014), Istanbul (2015), Lübeck (2016), Prague (2017), and Hamburg (2018) 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.

Greeting from the Conference Chairs

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues,

The International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IWMPI) is the premier platform for all researchers, developers, manufacturers and users of this new method of medical imaging as an organization with direct relevance and importance to this field, we invite you to participate by contributing your recent research results. In March 2019, we are excited that the IWMPI will take place in the heart of New York in which New York University (NYU) Langone Health will be hosting:

NYU Langone Health, has accepted the chairmanship of the IWMPI 2019 workshop. And I am proud to announce that I am supported by three co-chairs: Alexey Tonyushkin, University of Massachusetts Boston; Lawrence L Wald, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital; and John B. Weaver, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, all from the United States.

For this upcoming IWMPI, March 17-19, 2019, we expect more than 200 participants from 20 countries as well as a record number of scientific contributions to talks and posters.

We look forward to having you join us with your team at IWMPI 2019.

Youssef Wadghiri
New York University (NYU) Langone Health, United States

Alexey Tonyushkin
University of Massachusetts Boston, United States

Lawrence L. Wald
Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, United States

John B. Weaver
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, United States

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

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