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: Gradient power reducing using pulsed selection-field sequences.
Written by: F. Thieben, M. Boberg, P. Szwargulski, M. Graeser, and T. Knopp
in: <em>International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging</em>. (2020).
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DOI: 10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009054
URL: https://journal.iwmpi.org/index.php/iwmpi/article/view/268
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Abstract: Large selection-field power is required to generate a sufficient gradient strength in Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). Without cooling, the subsequent heat generation can limit the maximum experiment time. For commercially available MPI scanners a lot of effort was put into active cooling requiring space and infrastructure to dissipate heat. In this abstract, a promising power handling for the selection-field generation is presented. Using a pulsed instead of a continuous selection-field the gradient strength can be increased and no active cooling is required.

Conference Proceedings

[145074]
Title: Gradient power reducing using pulsed selection-field sequences.
Written by: F. Thieben, M. Boberg, P. Szwargulski, M. Graeser, and T. Knopp
in: <em>International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging</em>. (2020).
Volume: <strong>6</strong>. Number: (2),
on pages: 1-3
Chapter:
Editor:
Publisher:
Series:
Address:
Edition:
ISBN:
how published:
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DOI: 10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009054
URL: https://journal.iwmpi.org/index.php/iwmpi/article/view/268
ARXIVID:
PMID:

[www] [BibTex]

Note: inproceedings

Abstract: Large selection-field power is required to generate a sufficient gradient strength in Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). Without cooling, the subsequent heat generation can limit the maximum experiment time. For commercially available MPI scanners a lot of effort was put into active cooling requiring space and infrastructure to dissipate heat. In this abstract, a promising power handling for the selection-field generation is presented. Using a pulsed instead of a continuous selection-field the gradient strength can be increased and no active cooling is required.