Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Knopp

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Sektion für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Lottestraße 55
2ter Stock, Raum 209
22529 Hamburg
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Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
Institut für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Gebäude E, Raum 4.044
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
21073 Hamburg

Tel.: 040 / 7410 56794
Fax: 040 / 7410 45811
E-Mail: t.knopp(at)
E-Mail: tobias.knopp(at)



  • Head of the Institute for Biomedical Imaging
  • Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IJMPI)

Consulting Hours

  • On appointment

Research Interests

  • Tomographic Imaging
  • Image Reconstruction
  • Signal- and Image Processing
  • Magnetic Particle Imaging

Curriculum Vitae

Tobias Knopp received his Diplom degree in computer science in 2007 and his PhD in 2010, both from the University of Lübeck with highest distinction. For his PHD on the tomographic imaging method Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) he was awarded with the Klee award from the DGBMT (VDE) in 2011. From 2010 until 2011 he led the MAPIT project at the University of Lübeck and published the first scientific book on MPI. In 2011 he joined Bruker Biospin to work on the first commercially available MPI system. From 2012 until 2014 he worked at Thorlabs in the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as a software developer. In 2014 he has been appointed as Professor for experimental Biomedical Imaging at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Hamburg University of Technology.


Title: Moving table magnetic particle imaging: a stepwise approach preserving high spatio-temporal resolution.
Written by: P. Szwargulski, N. Gdaniec, M. Graeser, M. Möddel, F. Griese, K. M. Krishnan, T. M. Buzug, and T. Knopp
in: <em>Journal of Medical Imaging</em>. (2018).
Volume: <strong>5</strong>. Number: (4),
on pages: 046002
how published:


Note: article, multi-patch, openaccess

Abstract: Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a highly sensitive imaging method that enables the visualization of magnetic tracer materials with a temporal resolution of more than 46 volumes per second. In MPI, the size of the field of view (FoV) scales with the strengths of the applied magnetic fields. In clinical applications, those strengths are limited by peripheral nerve stimulation, specific absorption rates, and the requirement to acquire images of high spatial resolution. Therefore, the size of the FoV is usually a few cubic centimeters. To bypass this limitation, additional focus fields and/or external object movements can be applied. The latter approach is investigated. An object is moved through the scanner bore one step at a time, whereas the MPI scanner continuously acquires data from its static FoV. Using a 3-D phantom and dynamic 3-D in vivo data, it is shown that the data from such a moving table experiment can be jointly reconstructed after reordering the data with respect to the stepwise object shifts and heart beat phases.