Magnetic Particle Imaging

An Introduction to Imaging Principles and Scanner Instrumentation

  • Tobias Knopp
  • Thorsten M. Buzug

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tobias Knopp, Thorsten M. Buzug
    Pages 1-9
  3. Tobias Knopp, Thorsten M. Buzug
    Pages 11-70
  4. Tobias Knopp, Thorsten M. Buzug
    Pages 71-95
  5. Tobias Knopp, Thorsten M. Buzug
    Pages 97-125
  6. Tobias Knopp, Thorsten M. Buzug
    Pages 127-148
  7. Tobias Knopp, Thorsten M. Buzug
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  8. Tobias Knopp, Thorsten M. Buzug
    Pages 171-176
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-204

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in magnetic particle imaging (MPI), a novel imaging modality. Using various static and oscillating magnetic fields, and tracer materials made from iron oxide nanoparticles, MPI can 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 terms of sensitivity and spatiotemporal resolution. Starting from an introduction to the technology, the topics addressed include setting up an imaging device, assessment of image quality, development of new MPI tracer materials, and the first preclinical results. This is the first book to be published on magnetic particle imaging, and it will be an invaluable source of information for everyone with an interest in this exciting new modality.


Contrast Agents Magnetic Fields Medical Imaging Nanoparticles Superparamagnetism

Authors and affiliations

  • Tobias Knopp
    • 1
  • Thorsten M. Buzug
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Medical EngineeringLübeckGermany
  2. 2.Inst. MedizintechnikUniversität LübeckLübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04198-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04199-0
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