Fundamentals of Magnetic Methods in Medicine

Grundlagen Magnetischer Methoden in der Medizin


ME4050:Medical Engineering Science

Place and time:

scheduled next winter term 2023/24


  • Basics of magnetism
  • Dia- , para-, ferromagnetism including special forms like superparamagnetism
  • Interaction between magnetic fields and magnetic solids
  • Colloidal suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles
  • Measurements of magnetic fields & detection of magnetic solids
  • Manipulation of magnetic solid and ferrofluids with magnetic fields
  • Behavior of magnetic nanoparticles in biological matrices
  • Magnetic excitation of the peripheral nervous system and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Magnetometers in medical applications (z. B. magnetic relaxometry, magnetoencephalography)
  • Imaging with magnetic fields (z. B. MRT, MPI, MRX)
  • Therapeutics with magnetic nanoparticles


  • Chikazumi: Physics of Ferromagnetism – Oxford Science Publications
  • Thanh: Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications – CRC Press
  • Buzug & Borgert: Magnetic Particle Imaging – Springer
  • Tumanski: Handbook of Magnetic Measurements – CRC Press

General information:

Credit points: 4
Language: offered only in German, English skills required
Grading through: exercises, written or oral exam as announced by the examiner

Further information:

See Moodle for teaching materials and any further information.