Dr.-Ing. Matthias Gräser

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Sektion für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Lottestraße 55
2ter Stock, Raum 212
22529 Hamburg

Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
Institut für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Gebäude E, Raum 4.044
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
21073 Hamburg

Tel.: 040 / 7410 25812
E-Mail: matthias.graeser(at)tuhh.de
E-Mail: ma.graeser(at)uke.de

Research Interests

  • Magnetic Particle Imaging
  • Low Noise Electronics
  • Inductive Sensors
  • Passive Electrical Devices

Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Gräser submitted his Dr.-Ing. thesis in january 2016 at the institute of medical engineering (IMT) at the university of Lübeck and is now working as a Research Scientist at the institute for biomedical imaging (IBI) at the technical university in Hamburg, Germany.  Here he develops concepts for Magnetic-Particle-Imaging (MPI) devices. His main aim is to improve the sensitivity of the imageing devices and improve resolution and application possibilities of MPI technology.

In 2011 Matthias Gräser started to work at the IMT as a Research Associate in the Magnetic Particle Imaging Technology (MAPIT) project. In this project he devolped the analog signal chains for a rabbit sized field free line imager. Additionally he developed a two-dimensional Magnetic-Particle-Spectrometer. This device can apply various field sequences and measure the particle response with a very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

The dynamic behaviour of magnetic nanoparticles is still not fully understood. Matthias Gräser investigated the particle behaviour by modeling the particle behaviour with stochastic differential equations. With this model it is possible to simulate the impact of several particle parameters and field sequences on the particle response .

In 2010 Matthias Gräser finished his diploma at the Karlsruhe Institue of Technology (KIT). His diploma thesis investigated the nerve stimulation of magnetic fields in the range from 4 kHz to 25 kHz.

Journal Publications

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Title: Human-sized Magnetic Particle Imaging for Brain Applications.
Written by: M. Graeser, F. Thieben, P. Szwargulski, F. Werner, N. Gdaniec, M. Boberg, F. Griese, M. Möddel, P. Ludewig, D. van de Ven, O.M. Weber, O. Woywode, B. Gleich, and T. Knopp
in: <em>Nature Communications</em>. (2019).
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DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09704-x
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Note: article, brainimager, openaccess

Abstract: Determining the brain perfusion is an important task for diagnosis of vascular diseases such as occlusions and intracerebral haemorrhage. Even after successful diagnosis, there is a high risk of restenosis or rebleeding such that patients need intense attention in the days after treatment. Within this work, we present a diagnostic tomographic imager that allows access to brain perfusion quantitatively in short intervals. The device is based on the magnetic particle imaging technology and is designed for human scale. It is highly sensitive and allows the detection of an iron concentration of 263 pmol(Fe)/ml, which is one of the lowest iron concentrations imaged by MPI so far. The imager is self-shielded and can be used in unshielded environments such as intensive care units. In combination with the low technical requirements this opens up a variety of medical applications and would allow monitoring of stroke on intensive care units.

Conference Proceedings

[122486]
Title: Human-sized Magnetic Particle Imaging for Brain Applications.
Written by: M. Graeser, F. Thieben, P. Szwargulski, F. Werner, N. Gdaniec, M. Boberg, F. Griese, M. Möddel, P. Ludewig, D. van de Ven, O.M. Weber, O. Woywode, B. Gleich, and T. Knopp
in: <em>Nature Communications</em>. (2019).
Volume: <strong>10</strong>. Number: (1936),
on pages: 1-9
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Series:
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how published:
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DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09704-x
URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09704-x
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Note: article, brainimager, openaccess

Abstract: Determining the brain perfusion is an important task for diagnosis of vascular diseases such as occlusions and intracerebral haemorrhage. Even after successful diagnosis, there is a high risk of restenosis or rebleeding such that patients need intense attention in the days after treatment. Within this work, we present a diagnostic tomographic imager that allows access to brain perfusion quantitatively in short intervals. The device is based on the magnetic particle imaging technology and is designed for human scale. It is highly sensitive and allows the detection of an iron concentration of 263 pmol(Fe)/ml, which is one of the lowest iron concentrations imaged by MPI so far. The imager is self-shielded and can be used in unshielded environments such as intensive care units. In combination with the low technical requirements this opens up a variety of medical applications and would allow monitoring of stroke on intensive care units.