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: Stroke Detection using Magnetic Particle Imaging: A Phantom Study using a Human-sized Brain Phantom. <em>9th International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IWMPI 2019)</em>
Written by: F. Werner, M. Gräser, F. Thieben, P Szwargulski, 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: (2019).
Volume: Number:
on pages: 141-142
how published:

Note: inproceedings, brainimager

Abstract: The determination of brain perfusion is essential for rapid diagnosis and therapy of vascular diseases such as an acute stroke. Due to the potential risk of restenosis, the patient must be closely monitored the days after treatment. Recently, the first human-sized magnetic particle imager for brain applications has been introduced. In comparison to conventional techniques, the technical realization of the device allows for the use on intensive care units making repetitive monitoring possible. In this work, a human-sized brain phantom was designed and measurements were performed to prove the suitability of the device for visualizing perfusion deficits.