SKAMPI (Sichtbare KAtheter im MPI zur schonenden Behandlung multimorbider Patienten)

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) allows to image the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION). Since MPI combines a high sensitivity with good spatial and temporal resolution it is a promising technique for cardiovascular interventions. Therefore, it is necessary to visualize the used instruments. One possibility is to coat them with suitable SPION varnish.

Within the project a suitable coatings for different medical instruments should be identified. The aim is to develop a coating that is safe to use and will not influence the mechanical characteristics of the instruments. Further, a suitable visualization will be developed with focus on the signal separation of instrument and a SPION filled vessel.


SPION coated wire. Images taken from Haegele et al. (DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/61/16/N415)


  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research under grant number BMBF 13GW0071D /li>


  • Evonik Industries
  • Osypka


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