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: Iron core coil designs for MPI.
Written by: F. Foerger, M. Graeser, and T. Knopp
in: <em>International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging</em>. (2020).
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DOI: 10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009042
URL: https://journal.iwmpi.org/index.php/iwmpi/article/view/280
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Abstract: In Magnetic Particle Imaging, much of the power consumed during an imaging sequence is used for the generation of the selection and focus fields. In today’s MPI scanners three different concepts are applied to generate the gradient fields: Air coils, permanent magnets and coils with soft iron. Air coils and permanent magnets have the great advantage of good calculability by the Biot-Savart Law. On the way to a clinical imaging modality, the needed power for sufficient gradient strength demand the use of soft iron. In order to make good use of the ferromagnetic amplification properties, much more complex simulations have to be done. A recently published head scanner uses a soft iron yoke for field generation. In this study, we investigated different coil geometries with soft iron with respect to this head scanner.

Conference Proceedings

[164763]
Title: Iron core coil designs for MPI.
Written by: F. Foerger, 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.2020.2009042
URL: https://journal.iwmpi.org/index.php/iwmpi/article/view/280
ARXIVID:
PMID:

[www] [BibTex]

Note: inproceedings

Abstract: In Magnetic Particle Imaging, much of the power consumed during an imaging sequence is used for the generation of the selection and focus fields. In today’s MPI scanners three different concepts are applied to generate the gradient fields: Air coils, permanent magnets and coils with soft iron. Air coils and permanent magnets have the great advantage of good calculability by the Biot-Savart Law. On the way to a clinical imaging modality, the needed power for sufficient gradient strength demand the use of soft iron. In order to make good use of the ferromagnetic amplification properties, much more complex simulations have to be done. A recently published head scanner uses a soft iron yoke for field generation. In this study, we investigated different coil geometries with soft iron with respect to this head scanner.