World Molecular Imaging Congress 2018

September 12 - 15, 2018 Seattle, WA

Magnetic Particle Imaging is expected to break records again with poster and oral presentations. In the past 2 years, MPI programs have begun throughout the globe from China,  all segments the United States, Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada and Europe.

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WMIC brings together thousands of people from across the entire molecular imaging field. Filled with dozens of powerful sessions and hundreds of abstracts, this event is full of new ideas, innovations, scientific research, industry exhibitors, and educational sessions.

WMIC Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) Education Session

September 12, 2018 Washington State Convention Center: Room 608

Session 6: 11-12:30

MPI shows extraordinary promise as a safe, noninvasive, and quantitative imaging method and could be a rapid, noninvasive complement to many Nuclear Medicine exams. MPI uses a strong field gradient to isolate the signal from a superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) tracer to a specific 3D voxel. Like Nuclear Medicine, the MPI image is “positive contrast” and the image quality is robust anywhere in the body, including the lungs and bone. MPI offers ideal contrast, because tissues produce zero MPI signal and because tissues are magnetically transparent. The MPI signal from 25-nm SPIOs tracers is so strong enough to detect 200 cells with quantitative, positive contrast anywhere in an animal. This sensitivity is superior to all positive-contrast, whole-animal imaging techniques. Some SPIOs are already FDA or EU safety approved, so clinical translation is feasible.  MPI scan times range from real time and spatial resolution is 1 mm.  Unlike Hyperpolarized 13C MRI methods and Nuclear Medicine methods, MPI’s SPIO reporters retain their magnetic signature indefinitely.   Hence, MPI has a distinct “half-life” advantage over scintigraphy techniques, and MPI has tracked stem cells for 3 months in vivo. Moreover, SPIO labeled tracers requires no cumbersome and slow “hot chemistry.  The field of MPI is rapidly improving, with new hardware and MPI-tailored SPIOs being developed to allow for single-cell sensitivity with 100-micron resolution.

Speakers – 

  1. Paula Foster- Robarts Research Institute

    Talk title: Molecular and cellular imaging, using MRI, MPI and other techniques

  2. Hamed Arami- Stanford University

    Talk title: SPIO chemistry

  3. Xinyi Zhou- UC Berkeley

    Talk title: MPI Applications


  • Steve Conolly & John Hazle

Imaging in 2020

September 23 - 27, 2018 Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Topics will include innovative MRI contrast agents, simultaneous PET/MRI, high field MRI, Magnetic Particle Imaging, MR Fingerprinting, and advanced MRI analysis methods. Presentations will address a wide range of concepts, including synergies with other research fields, challenges and successes in clinical translation, and biomedical applications for transforming health care. Join us for the 11th bi-annual meeting September 23 – 27, 2018 at the Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.


Webinar: Preclinical Applications in Magnetic Particle Imaging (Playback)

June 07 - 07, 2020

Recorded Presentation

This presentation will introduce magnetic particle imaging (MPI) and current applications in preclinical imaging. MPI is the first molecular imaging technique simultaneously capable of: nanomolar sensitivity, absolute quantitation, resolution independent of depth, and with tracer detection from weeks to months. MPI is complementary to existing molecular imaging techniques, giving scientists a new versatile tool to accelerate cancer, infectious disease, cell tracking, and vascular research.

Webinar: The Basics of Magnetic Particle Imaging (Playback)

June 09 - 10, 2020

Recorded Presentation

This presentation will introduce a ground-breaking, next generation imaging technology called magnetic particle imaging (MPI). We will review the basic theory behind MPI along with current and future application opportunities.

Webinar: Nanoparticle Development for Magnetic Particle Imaging Applications (Playback)

July 04 - 04, 2020

Recorded Presentation

MPI is a revolutionary technique for imaging iron oxide tracers with high sensitivity and contrast. This presentation will be co-hosted by Magnetic Insight and LodeSpin Labs.

LodeSpin Labs is developing a suite of high-performance MPI-optimized nanoparticles. These unique nanoparticles start as iron oxide cores for maximum SNR and resolution. Added functional, biocompatible coatings extend blood circulation and support conjugation chemistry for a variety of applications. LS-008, LodeSpins Lab’s blood pool tracer, circulates for hours in mice, greatly enhancing the MPI imaging window and improving SNR and resolution compared with standard SPIO tracers.

Additionally, Magnetic Insight will discuss the versatility of available SPIO’s to support applications in cell tracking, functional targeting and interventional imaging.