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


[ 2018 ]

2018 [ to top ]

  • Wegner, F., Friedrich, T., Panagiotopoulos, N., Valmaa, S., Goltz, J. P., Vogt, F. M., Koch, M. A., Buzug, T. M., Barkhausen, J. and Haegele, J.: First heating measurements of endovascular stents in magnetic particle imaging, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 63(4), 045005, 2018, DOI: