Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Knopp

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Sektion für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Lottestraße 55
2ter Stock, Raum 209
22529 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 / 7410 56794
Fax: 040 / 7410 45811
E-Mail: t.knopp(at)uke.de

Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
Institut für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Gebäude E, Raum 4.044
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
21073 Hamburg
E-Mail: tobias.knopp(at)tuhh.de

 

 

Roles

  • 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.

Publications

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Title: Iron core coil designs for MPI
Written by: F. Foerger, M. Graeser, and T. Knopp
in: International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging 2020
Volume: 6 Number: 2
on pages: 1-3
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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.