International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging
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.
The IWMPI 2017 will be held on 23-24 March 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.
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.
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.