International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging

SAVE the DATE: 8th IWMPI: 22-24 March 2018 in Hamburg, Germany

The IWMPI 2018 will be held on 22-24 March 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. Started in 2010 and 2012 at the University of Lübeck, the workshop takes place for the 8th time after visiting Prague in 2017, Lübeck in 2016Istanbul in 2015, Berlin in 2014 and Berkeley in 2013. The workshop will provide 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 university, clinical, and commercial sites active in the field.

Thank you for a great workshop. The 7th International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IWMPI) was successfully held in Prague. We would like to thank all participants for their contributions and we would like to thank our sponsors for their support.

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a novel imaging modality which uses various static and oscillating magnetic fields, as well as tracer materials made from iron oxide nanoparticles to perform background-free measurements of the particles’ local concentration. The method exploits the nonlinear remagnetization behavior of the particles and has the potential to surpass current methods for the detection of iron oxide in sensitivity and spatio-temporal resolution. The workshop aims at covering the status and recent developments of both, the instrumentation and the tracer material, as each of them is equally important in designing a well performing MPI. Furthermore, the workshop focuses at presenting results from recent and ongoing studies, both in the pre-clincal and medical field, as well as from non-medical applications, e.g., material testing.

Since the first workshop in 2010, the IWMPI has been the premier forum for researchers working in the MPI field. The workshop aims at covering the status and recent developments of both the instrumentation and the tracer material, as they are equally important in designing a well performing MPI system. The main topics presented at the workshop include hardware developments, image reconstruction and systems theory, nanoparticle physics and theory, nanoparticle synthesis, spectroscopy, patient safety, and medical/research applications of MPI. Over the years, the attendance to the workshop increased from around 70 attendees in 2010 to over 200 researchers this past year. 

 

We encourage you and your colleagues to contribute your research and results to the IWMPI. You will have an opportunity to interact and collaborate with the greater MPI community, and to take steps in advancing the field of MPI. The workshop will provide a great opportunity to present your research results, as well as to learn more about the technical aspects and clinical potential of MPI.