In this project we develop bimodal fiducial markers for magnetic resonance and magnetic particle imaging to perform positioning within MPI experiments and to register and fuse images of both modalities.
Compared to most other medical imaging techniques MPI only visualizes an applied tracer without additional morphological information. However, this information is crucial for the interpretation of magnetic particle images and the positioning of objects within the MPI scanner.
Our bimodal fiducial markers provide visual landmarks in MP and MR images. These landmarks can be used as points of reference to perform faithful positioning within the MPI scanner prior to MPI experiments. Furthermore, they can be used for an automated image registration and fusion.