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The magnetic particle imaging method allows for the quantitative determination of spatial distributions of superparamagnetic nanoparticles in vivo. Recently, it was shown that the 1-D magnetic particle imaging process can be formulated as a convolution. Analyzing the width of the convolution kernel allows for predicting the spatial resolution of the method.(More)
PURPOSE Signal encoding in magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is achieved by moving a field-free point (FFP) through the region of interest. One way to increase the sensitivity of the method is to scan the region of interest with a field-free line (FFL) instead of the FFP. Recently, the first feasible FFL coil setup was introduced. The purpose of this article(More)
PURPOSE The concept of a magnetic field-free line (FFL), with regard to the novel tomographic modality magnetic particle imaging (MPI), was recently introduced. Theoretical approaches predict the improvement of sensitivity of MPI by a factor of ten replacing the conventionally used field-free point (FFP) by a FFL. In this work, an experimental apparatus for(More)
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a recently invented tomographic imaging method that quantitatively measures the spatial distribution of a tracer based on magnetic nanoparticles. The new modality promises a high sensitivity and high spatial as well as temporal resolution. There is a high potential of MPI to improve interventional and image-guided surgical(More)
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) recently emerged as a new tomographic imaging method directly visualizing the amount and location of superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIOs) with high spatial resolution. To fully exploit the imaging performance of MPI, specific requirements are demanded on the SPIOs. Most important, a sufficiently high number of(More)
It has been shown that magnetic particle imaging (MPI), an imaging method suggested in 2005, is capable of measuring the spatial distribution of magnetic nanoparticles. Since the particles can be administered as biocompatible suspensions, this method promises to perform well as a tracer-based medical imaging technique. It is capable of generating real-time(More)
Ferrofluids, which are stable, colloidal suspensions of single-domain magnetic nanoparticles, have a large impact on medical technologies like magnetic particle imaging (MPI), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and hyperthermia. Here, computer simulations promise to improve our understanding of the versatile magnetization dynamics of diluted ferrofluids. A(More)
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a novel tracer-based imaging method detecting the distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles in vivo in three dimensions and in real time. Conventionally, MPI uses the signal emitted by SPIO tracer material located at a field free point (FFP). To increase the sensitivity of MPI, however, an(More)
Kurzfassung. In dieser Arbeit wird erstmals das Konzept einer feldfreien Linie (FFL) in der neuen Bildgebungsmodalität Magnetic-ParticleImaging (MPI) anhand von Magnetfeldmessungen validiert. Aufgrund theoretischer Abschätzungen wird eine Sensitivitätssteigerung für MPI um einen Faktor zehn bei Verwendung einer FFL anstelle des konventionell verwendeten(More)