International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging

10th IWMPI: March 30 - April 1, 2020 | Würzburg

Program of IWMPI 2020

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Accepted Contributions

Encapsulation of new MPI tracer nanoparticles in the human red blood cells
Antonella Antonelli, Emanuele-Salvatore Scarpa, Cordula Gruettner , Gianluca Ambrosi, Loretta Guidi , Mauro Magnani
A sparse row-action algorithm for Magnetic Particle Imaging
Florian Lieb, Tobias Knopp
Imaging of the lumen of intracranial flow diverter stents with MPI
Moriz Herzberg, Martin Rückert, Franziska Dorn, Thomas Kampf , Thorsten Bley, Volker Behr, Stefan Herz, Patrick Vogel
Temperature measurement by using paramagnetic shift of magnetic nanoparticles in NMR
Wenzhong Liu, Silin Guo
Tailoring magnetic supraparticles for object identification by magnetic particle spectroscopy
Stephan Müssig, Florian Fidler, Daniel Haddad, Karl-Heinz Hiller, Susanne Wintzheimer, Karl Mandel
Towards accurate modeling of the multidimensional MPI physics
Tobias Kluth, Patryk Szwargulski, Tobias Knopp
Magnetic Particle Imaging for intraoperative margin analysis in breast-conserving surgery
Erica Mason, Eli Mattingly, Konstantin Herb, Sofia Franconi, Monika Sliwiak, Clarissa Cooley, Lawrence Wald
Individual observation of Néel and Brownian relaxations in magnetic nanoparticles
Satoshi Ota, Yasushi Takemura
Fully differential low noise amplifier for MPI/MPS
Ankit Malhotra, Holger Schwegmann, Jonas Schumacher, Xin Chen, Thorsten M. Buzug
Development of a microfluidic platform for the synthesis of MPI tracer materials
David Heinke, Alexander Kraupner, Jörg Schemberg, Stefan Wiedemeier, Andreas Briel
Doppler-MPI: a novel approach to quantify flow velocities in magnetic particle imaging
Dennis Pantke, Florian Müller, Sebastian Reinartz, Volkmar Schulz
A concept for an MPI scanner with Halbach arrays
Anna C. Bakenecker, Jonas Schumacher, Peter Blümler, Ksenija Gräfe, Mandy Ahlborg, Thorsten M. Buzug
Selective actuation and MPI of magnetic beads
Anna C. Bakenecker, Klaas Bente, Felix Bachmann, Anselm von Gladiss, Damien Faivre, Thorsten M. Buzug
Traveling Wave MPI for visual stenosis quantification in vessel phantoms
Philipp Dietrich, Stefan Herz, Patrick Vogel, Martin Rückert, Volker Behr, Thorsten Bley
Functional MPI (fMPI) of hypercapnia in rodent brain with MPI time-series imaging
Konstantin Herb, Erica E. Mason, Eli Mattingly, Joseph B. Mandeville, Emiri T. Mandeville, Clarissa Zimmerman Cooley, Lawrence L. Wald
Towards bimagnetic nanoparticle thermometry
Thinh Bui, Adam Biacchi, Solomon Woods
Evaluation of spatio-temporal resolution of MPI scanners with a dynamic bolus phantom
Silvio Dutz, Anton Stang, Lucas Wöckel, Olaf Kosch, Patrick Vogel, Cordula Grüttner, Volker C. Behr, Frank Wiekhorst
Estimation of FFP accuracy in an MPI scanner with rotating magnets in Halbach arrangement
Madleen Schoger, Alexander Hetznecker, Ulrich Heinen
Improved Receive Hardware for a Single-Sided FFL MPI Scanner
Jason Pagan, Alexey A Tonyushkin
Submillimeter magnetic particle imaging with low symmetrical field gradient
Yasushi Takemura, Suko Bagus Trisnanto
Preliminary experiments for detection of reflected signals from magnetic nanoparticles by ultrasound
Huan Huang, Yasutoshi Ishihara
Spatial selectivity enhancement in RF-hyperthermia by magnetic flux confinement
Kulthisa Sajjamark, Jochen Franke, Rainer Pietig, Heinrich Lehr, Volker Niemann
Selection field generation for an open aperture field free line magnetic particle imaging scanner
Can Barış Top
MPI Reconstruction using Bessel functions
Marco Maass, Christine Droigk, Alfred Mertins
An upper bound for the frequency dependent energy of the 2-dimensional system function
Christine Droigk, Marco Maass, Alfred Mertins
Simultaneous imaging of magnetic nanoparticle concentration, temperature and viscosity with a scanning magnetic particle spectrometer
Jing Zhong, Meinhard Schilling, Frank Ludwig
Development of novel nanoparticles for MPI
Vít Herynek, Michal Babič, Ondřej Kaman, Hana Charvátová, Mariana Veselá, Luděk Šefc
MNPDynamics: A computational toolbox for simulating magnetic moment behavior of ensembles of nanoparticles
Hannes Albers, Tobias Kluth, Tobias Knopp
Multi-stage authentication of supraparticles as markers using MPS
Martin Klement, Stephan Müssig, Florian Fidler, Daniel Haddad, Susanne Wintzheimer, Karl Sebastian Mandel, Volker Christian Behr
Stent Lumen Quantification of 21 Endovascular Stents with MPI
Franz Wegner, Anselm von Gladiss, Julian Haegele, Ulrike Grzyska, Malte Sieren, Kerstin Lüdtke-Buzug, Jörg Barkhausen, Thorsten Buzug, Thomas Friedrich
Magnetic performance of Synomag® nanoparticles in various environments
Kalthoum Riahi, Melissa M. van de Loosdrecht, Lejla Alic, Bennie ten Haken
Estimating orientation using multi-contrast MPI
Martin Möddel, Florian Griese, Tobias Kluth, Tobias Knopp
MPI-guided endovascular therapy of 3D printed human aneurysms
Stefan Herz, Thomas Kampf, Ralf Kickuth, Julian Kunz, Martin Rückert, Volker Behr, Thorsten Bley, Patrick Vogel
MPI visualization and inductive heating of hybrid implant fibers
Benedikt Mues, Brice Tiret, Benedict Bauer, Jeanette Ortega, Thomas Gries, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Patrick Goodwill, Ioana Slabu
Quasi-simultaneous magnetic particle imaging and navigation of nanomag/synomag-D particles in bifurcation flow experiments
Florian Griese, Peter Ludewig, Cordula Gruettner, Florian Thieben, Knut Müller, Tobias Knopp
Single harmonic based narrow-band magnetic particle imaging
Klaas Julian Janssen, Jing Zhong, Meinhard Schilling, Frank Ludwig
Mag-Guider: permanent magnet systems to steer and image super-paramagnetic particles
Peter Blümler
Safety of a new stent design during Magnetic Particle Imaging
Ulrike Grzyska, Thomas Friedrich, Julian Haegele, Thorsten M Buzug, Joerg Barkhausen, Franz Wegner
Characterization of noise and background components in MPI raw signals
Hendrik Paysen, Olaf Kosch, James Wells, Tobias Schaeffter, Frank Wiekhorst
in vivo dose studies of PEG-coated Magnetic Nanoparticles in Tumor-Associated Macrophages using Magnetic Particle Imaging
Marco Gerosa, Gang Ren, Yanrong Zhang, Patrick Goodwill, Jim Mansfield, Pasquina Marzola, Max Wintermark
Reducing displacement artifacts by warping system matrices in efficient joint multi-patch magnetic particle imaging
Marija Boberg, Tobias Knopp, Martin Möddel
Highly symmetric filter for a fully differential receive chain
Jonas Schumacher, Ankit Malhotra, Ksenija Gräfe, Thorsten M. Buzug
Simulations of magnetic particles with arbitrary anisotropies
Alexander Neumann, Thorsten M. Buzug
First images obtained with a rabbit-sized Magnetic Particle Imaging scanner
Jan Stelzner, Ksenija Gräfe, Thorsten M. Buzug
Temperature-dependent spectrum measurement using a three-dimensional magnetic particle spectrometer
Xin Chen, André Behrends, Ankit Malhotra, Alexander Neumann, Thorsten M. Buzug
Enhanced compressed sensing recovery of multi-patch system matrices in MPI
Mirco Grosser, Marija Boberg, Marleen Bahe, Tobias Knopp
A standard procedure for implementation and automatic correction of LCC matching networks
André Behrends, Kerrin Tessars, Jonas Schumacher, Alexander Neumann, Thorsten Buzug
Co-optimisation of send and receive coils
Eric Aderhold, Jonas Schumacher, Thorsten M. Buzug
Implementation of a Gradiometer Receive Coil for a Single-Sided FFL MPI Scanner
Jason Pagan, Juehao Lin, Alexey A Tonyushkin
Magnetic Particle Fingerprinting using Arbitrary Waveform Relaxometer
Ecrin Yagiz, Mustafa Utkur, Can Barış Top, Emine Ulku Saritas
Rapid Relaxation-Based Color MPI
Tunc, Semih Kurt, Ali Alper Ozaslan, Yavuz Muslu, Emine Ulku Saritas
Bias-reduction for sparsity promoting regularization in Magnetic Particle Imaging
Lina Nawwas, Martin Möddel, Tobias Knopp, Christina Brandt
Iron core coil designs for MPI
Fynn Förger, Matthias Graeser, Tobias Knopp
2D Image using 2nd Harmonic Response Improved by Application of System Function
Saburo Tanaka, Keita Nakashima
Receive path calibration to exchange system matrix data of different receivers
Matthias Gräser, Patryk Szwargulski, Fynn Förger, Florian Thieben, Peter Ludewig, Tobias Knopp
Parameter Robustness Analysis for System Function Reconstruction
Abdullah Ömer Arol, Ali Alper Ozalsan, Emine Ulku Saritas
Organ specific mouse head coil for improved image quality in magnetic particle imaging
Matthias Gräser, Tom Liebing, Patryk Szwargulski, Fynn Förger, Florian Thieben, Peter Ludewig, Tobias Knopp
Simulation study to minimize the single-sided FFP MPI scanne
Ksenija Gräfe, Thorsten M. Buzug
Heat dissipation and safety considerations during Lissajous scanning magnetic particle imaging
James Wells, Hendrik Paysen, Olaf Kosch, Frank Wiekhorst
Dynamic concentration reconstruction for magnetic particle imaging using splines
Christiane Schmidt, Christina Brandt
Quantitative antibody detection with Magnetic Particle Spectroscopy
Sebastian Draack, Jing Zhong, Meinhard Schilling, Frank Ludwig, Thilo Viereck
Magnetoviscoelastic models in the context of magnetic particle imaging
Anja Schlömerkemper, Sourav Mitra
A novel representation of the MPI system function
Marco Maass, Christine Droigk, Alfred Mertins
Determination of 3D system matrices using a mirroring approach based on mixing theory
Patryk Szwargulski, Tobias Knopp
Tailored regularization methods for multi-contrast magnetic particle imaging
Christina Brandt, Inga Glöckner, Martin Möddel, Tobias Knopp
Investigation of the spatial resolution and penetration depth of a single-sided MPI device in three-dimensional imaging
Yvonne Blancke Soares, Ksenija Gräfe, Kerstin Lüdtke-Buzug, Thorsten M. Buzug
Gradient power reducing using pulsed selection-field sequences
Florian Thieben, Marija Boberg, Patryk Szwargulski, Matthias Graeser, Tobias Knopp
Traveling Wave MPI utilizing a Field-Free Line
Christoph Greiner, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Volker Behr, Patrick Vogel
iMPI – concept study for a dedicated human-sized interventional MPI scanner
Michael Seeg, Stefan Herz, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Thorsten Bley, Volker Behr, Patrick Vogel
Teaching Magnetic Particle Spectrosopy to Undergraduates – A Practical Session
Johanna L Stafford, James C Freeman, Michael I Newton, Robert H Morris
A heating coil insert for a preclinical MPI scanner
Huimin Wei, Andre Behrends, Thomas Friedrich, Thorsten Buzug
MPS-MObile Universal Surface Explorer for scanning large samples
Chantal Beck, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Volker Behr, Patrick Vogel
Fully mechanical driven Traveling Wave MPI
Patrick Vogel, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Behr Volker
Multidimensional Rotational Drift Spectroscopy
Martin Rückert, Patrick Vogel, Thomas Kampf, Volker Behr
Vascular MPI: visualization and tracking of rapidly moving samples
Patrick Vogel, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Stefan Herz, Anton Stang, Lucas Wöckel, Thorsten Bley, Silvio Dutz, Volker Behr
Investigating the iron-distribution in solid materials using CT and MPI
Patrick Vogel, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Randolf Hanke, Simon Zabler, Volker Behr
Modular Simulation Framework for Magnetic Particle Imaging
Patrick Vogel, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Volker Behr
Nested Saddle-Coil Design for MPI
Patrick Vogel, Martin Rückert, Thomas Kampf, Volker Behr
Volumetry in magnetic particle imaging
Julia Wernecke
Synthesis of iron oxide and spinel ferrite nanoparticles with high control over size, morphology and composition for MPI
Isabel Gessner, Patrick Vogel, Volker Behr, Marion Retter, Shaista Ilyas, Sophia Dembski, Sanjay Mathur
Blind Source Separation for Multi-Color MPI
Semih Kurt, Yavuz Muslu, Emine Ulku Saritas
OS-MPI: an open-source magnetic particle imaging project
Eli Mattingly, Erica Mason, Konstantin Herb, Monika Śliwiak, Katrin Brandt, Clarissa Cooley, Lawrence Wald
Refining single-core iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles to enhance their MPI capacity
Abdulkader Baki, Olaf Kosch, Amani Remmo, Frank Wiekhorst, Regina Bleul
Multi-probe measurement in a small-animal nanoparticle spectrometer
Christian Knopke, Bradley W Ficko, Solomon G Diamond
Initial imaging experiments with a direct-driven relaxation Magnetic Particle Imaging setup
Thilo Viereck, Sebastian Draack, Melvin Kuester, Meinhard Schilling, Frank Ludwig
Magnetic particle spectroscopy as valuable tool to monitor tunable nanoparticle synthesis
Abdulkader Baki, Amani Remmo, Patricia Radon, Norbert Löwa, Frank Wiekhorst, Regina Bleul
HYPER localized hyperthermia – early results
Matthias Weber, Daniel Hensley, Blayne Kettlewell, Andrew Mark, Ryan Orendorff, Maximilian Peters, Brice Tiret, Elaine Yu, Patrick Goodwill
Multi-dimensional Harmonic Dispersion X-space MPI
Semih Kurt, Vagif Abdulla, Emine Ulku Saritas
Design of a Magnetostimulation Head Coil with Rutherford Cable Winding
Ali Alper Ozaslan, Ahmet Rahmetullah Cagil, Matthias Graeser, Tobias Knopp, Emine Ulku Saritas
Design of a Doubly Tunable Gradiometer Coil
Ahmet Rahmetullah Çağıl, Bilal Tasdelen, Emine Ulku Saritas
An analytical description of magnetic nanoparticles in Rotating drift spectroscopy
Thomas Kampf, Martin Rückert, Anna Vilter, Volker Sturm, Patrick Vogel, Volker Behr
Vector Modulator Based Active Compensation of Direct Feedthrough
Bilal Tasdelen, Ecrin Yagiz, Mustafa Utkur, Ahmet R. Cagil, Can Barış Top, Ergin Atalar, Emine Ulku Saritas
Temperature Mapping via Relaxation-Based Color MPI
Mustafa Utkur, Emine Ulku Saritas
Design of A Rabbit Scale 3D Magnetic Particle Imaging System with Amplitude Modulation
Tuan-Anh Le, Minh Phu Bui, Jungwon Yoon
Design and Engineering Colloidal Magnetic Particles for Nanoscale Thermometry
Adam Biacchi, Thinh Bui, Cindi Dennis, Solomon Woods, Angela Hight Walker
Fusion of Overlapping Patches in X-Space MPI
Hasan Sabri Melihcan Erol, Ali Alper Özaslan, Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş
Evaluation of the synthesis process of SPIONs for MPI with different iron salts with MPS
Jana Schonvogel, Kerstin Lüdtke-Buzug
MPI imaging of vascular inflammation in abdominal aortic aneurysm in murine model
Dilyana Mangarova, Julia Brangsch, Azadeh Mohtashamdolatshahi, Olaf Kosch, Hendrik Paysen, Frank Wiekhorst, Matthias Taupitz, Jörg Schnorr, Bernd Hamm, Marcus Makowski
Dendronized iron oxides: Superspios® as MPI tracers and magnetic hyperthermia agents
Delphine Felder-Flesch, Geoffrey Cotin, Cristina Blanco-Andujar, Robert N. Muller, Jeff Gaudet, Sylvie Begin-Colin
How to Apply for Grants
The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing an S10 NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG)
Jeff W.M. Bulte, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Not everyone is lucky enough to have extra funds available for purchasing a new MPI machine. An alternative option is to submit an SIG grant application to NIH, capped at $600,000.- (low-end instrumentation) or $2,000,000.- (high-end instrumentation). A successful application needs to address a proper justification of need, identify about 10 NIH-funded major users, describe the technical expertise that exists to operate the machine, provide an effective management/administration plan, a detailed siting/housing plan with or without major renovation of existing space, and a financial/business plan for the first 5 years including institutional commitment. Examples of a successful 2018 application will be shown from the Kennedy Krieger Institute together with Johns Hopkins University, along with an outline of things to write and not to write.


Jeff W.M. Bulte, Ph.D., is a Professor of Radiology, Oncology, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the inaugural Radiology Director of Scientific Communications, and serves as Director of Cellular Imaging in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering. He is a Fellow and Gold Medal awardee of the ISMRM, a Fellow of WMIS, and a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed publications and 40 book chapters, which have been cited over 30,000 times with an h-index of 85. He specializes in the development of new contrast agents and theranostics as applied to molecular and cellular imaging, with particular emphasis on in vivo cell tracking and regenerative medicine.

The perspective of funding organizationsor: Why it’s good to know your opponents
Dr. Christian Renner, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany

In applying to a funding organization or a specific funding program most applicants are very eager to know what the(ir) chances are. Usually, they ask for success rates. However, do you want to know, what anybody’s chances are, or what your chances are? Funding organizations differ widely in how they operate and what they try to fund. Scientific quality is oftentimes a sine qua non criterion, but other criteria apply as well. Understanding your funding organization of choice and the kind of applications you compete with at least to some degree will increase your personal chances for success, or bring you to the conclusion not to apply in the beginning. This contribution will discuss chances and typical pitfalls in grant applications and grant reviewing processes on the example of the DFG funding programs.


Christian Renner, Dr. habil. is a program director for medical imaging and deputy head of unit for scientific instrumentation and information technology at DFG (German Research Foundation). Christian Renner studied physics at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich followed by a PhD (1998) in structural biology in the department of Nobel laureate Prof. Robert Huber at the Max-Planck-Institut for Biochemistry in Martinsried. He was a group leader for NMR spectroscopy at the same institute from 2000 – 2005 and completed his habilitation in this time (2004). For one year, he has been a lecturer in physical chemistry at the Nottingham Trent University before he joined the DFG in April 2006. Christian Renner published about 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers from his research and numerous policy papers on behalf of DFG. The later are not peer-reviewed, but endorsed by executive boards.Magnetic Particle Imaging came to a broader attention at DFG in 2011 and since then Christian Renner has been responsible for this topic within DFG.

Introduction to Instrumentation and Reconstruction
The Do's and Don'ts of MPI Scanner Instrumentation
Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D., Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard, USA

Although commercial MPI instrumentation now exists, the relative youth of the technology and its rapidly expanding application space will continue to motivate academic groups to build custom instruments. This talk is aimed at new entrants to the field of MPI instrumentation and is predicated on the idea that the best MPI apparatus is the one you have, and that “perfect” is the enemy of “good enough.” Starting small (in size, power and scope) allows the steep part of the learning curve to be covered with relatively inexpensive mistakes. Naturally, I personally ignored this wise and obvious advice and will recount some of our “back-peddling” as we took diversions from our human sized scanner to test schemes in a rodent-scale instrument and then further down-scaled to a spectrometer constructed for $1000 USD in parts.


Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D., is currently a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division Health Sciences Technology and Sara & Charles Fabrikant Research Scholar at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a BA in Physics at Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 under the direction of Prof. E.L. Hahn with a thesis related to optical detection of NMR. He obtained further (postdoctoral) training in Physics at Berkeley and then in Radiology and MRI at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He began his academic career as an Instructor at the Harvard Medical School and since 1998 has been at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dept. of Radiology A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.His recent work focuses on improving methods for functional brain imaging. He has worked on the benefits and challenges of highly parallel MRI and its application to faster image encoding and parallel excitation and ultra-high field MRI (7 Tesla) methodology, and also improved method for studying the Human Connectome and portable MRI technology. Recent work has included studying the feasibility of functional brain imaging with Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) using Cerebral Blood Volume (CBV) contrast and analysis of the instrumentation needed for fMPI of humans. This has also led to extending understanding of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) in human MPI and MRI using electromagnetic body models with full nerve atlases and a detailed neuro-dynamic model to predict magneto-stimulation thresholds. Dr. Wald is a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM) and the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biologial Engineering (AIMBE).

The Do's and Don'ts of Image Reconstruction in MPI
Mandy Ahlborg, Ph.D., Institut für Medizintechnik, Lübeck, Germany

Image reconstruction in MPI is typically differentiated in calibration based reconstruction using a pre-measured system matrix and solving a linear system of equations and x-space reconstruction where the voltage signal is directly mapped to a spatial position in the field of view. In this tutorial you will learn about the basic concepts to perform the image reconstruction with focus on image reconstruction of experimental data. We will discuss data preprocessing steps, pitfalls during image reconstruction and data postprocessing steps that will guide you to a successful image reconstruction in MPI. We will conclude the lecture with an overview of current research projects in the field of MPI image reconstruction.


Mandy Ahlborg, (maiden name Grüttner) was born in Berlin, Germany in 1985. She received her M.Sc. in Computer Science from Technische Universität München in 2011. In 2010, she wrote her Master's Thesis "Tumor Monitoring - Implementation of Growth Criteria and Segmentation" at Brainlab in Feldkirchen. Since 2011, she works as a researcher at the Institute of Medical Engineering in the field of Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). She administered and worked in several MPI research projects. Together with the team of the Institute of Medical Engineering she won the German High Tech Champions Award 2014 for the category Medical Engineering and the first place of the German High Tech Champions Award Science Slam 2016 – an award created by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In 2015, she received her PhD, and won the Fokusfinderpreis for her thesis, which can be found here.

Introduction to Particle Theory and Simulation
Jürgen Weizenecker, Prof. Dr., University of Applied Science Karlsruhe, Germany

Magnetic Particle Imaging does not provide any natural contrast and thus needs a tracer to perform imaging, the performance of which is of crucial importance. In order to understand the behaviour of the tracer in the various applied magnetic fields a suitable model has to be provided. It has been shown that the simple Langevin Theory of magnetism is capable of describing the important features of the imaging process. In a real experiment, of course, the tracer will always contain different types of particles (in terms of size, anisotropy etc.). Nevertheless, the above-mentioned theory can still be used as an approximation in which distributions of parameters are modelled by effective values, like mean diameter and magnetization.However, in order to evaluate ways to increase the performance of the particles and to understand experimental data, a more detailed model has to be provided. The model should contain relevant input parameters like particle diameter, arbitrary time varying magnetic fields, magnetic particle anisotropy, magnetization relaxation, and thermodynamic equilibrium. There are two relevant mechanisms to change the magnetization of magnetic particles in an external field. The first one is based on the reorientation of the magnetic particles and is named Brownian rotation. The second one is based on the change of magnetization in the fixed particle and is named Néel rotation. This lecture will present a detailed theory and simulations, which describes both effects separately, as well as in combination.


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weizenecker studied Physics (Degree Diploma) 1989-1995 at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1999, he received his PhD with his thesis on Spin Dynamics in Thulium-van Vleck-Paramagnets. 1999-2000 he started his carrier as Research Employee at the Physics Institute at the University of Karlsruhe. 2000-2008 Jürgen was Research employee at the Philips Research Laboratories Hamburg, Philips GmbH Innovative Technologies, Germany. Main interests and activities in this period: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Electromagnetic Field Calculation, Magnetic Particle Imaging, Reconstruction, Simulation of Mono Domain Particles. In 2008, Jürgen was appointed as Professor at University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Department of Electrical Engineering: Main interests/activities: Lecturer for Mathematics, Electromagnetic Field Theory / Magnetic Particle Imaging. He is winner of the teaching award of the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, and he is winner of the European Inventor Award 2016 together with Bernhard Gleich, Philips Research for his groundbreaking inventions in Magnetic Particle Imaging.

Magnetic Particle Imaging in Relation to Biomedical Imaging Technologies



Axel Haase, Dr. rer. nat. is a retired Professor of Physics at the University of Würzburg and the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is a Fellow and Gold Medal awardee of the ISMRM. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed publications duri

Potential future applications of MPI in Medicine



Thorsten Bley, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. (Professor of Radiology). Chairmen of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University Hospital of Würzburg Germany.


The schedule of IWMPI 2020 is continuously updated.

Monday, March 30, 2020

08:30 - 18:00 Registration
09:00 - 12:00 Tutorial
12:00 - 13:00 Poster Setup, Refreshments
13:00 - 14:00 Workshop Opening
14:00 - 18:00 Scientific Program
18:00 - 21:00 Get-together

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

08:30 - 18:00 Registration
09:00 - 18:00 Scientific Program
19:00 - 22:00 Gala Event

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

08:30 - 16:00 Registration
09:00 - 15:45 Scientific Program
15:45 - 16:00 Wrap-up and Farewell
16:00 - 17:00 Lab Tour

Important Dates

Deadline for revised abstracts: 
Jan 20, 2020

Deadline for reduced-rate registration:
Jan 20, 2020

Deadline for optional journal submission:
Mar 30, 2020

Mar 30-Apr 1, 2020