Mr Erwin Immel
MRI
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Mr Erwin Immel

Erwin graduated 2006 from a five year degree in medical engineering in University of Applied Science in Gelsenkirchen, Germany where he received a Master degree. Before starting his PhD, Erwin worked as research and development engineer in Biophan Europe.

The research topic of his PhD projects (Northern Research Partnership) is the improvement of the visualization of vascular implants like vena cava filters, stents and prosthetic heart valves in MRI.

Awards
  • Merit Award, Immel E., Spillner J., Melzer A., Percutaneously Implantable MRI resonant heart valves, ESMRMB, 14-18.09 2005, Basel.
Paper First Author
  • Immel E., Melzer A: Improvement of the MR imaging behaviour of vascular implants. Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: vol 15 (issue 2) : pp 85-92; 2006
  • Immel E.; Gilbert F. J.; Melzer A., Experimental MRI visible resonant prosthetic heart valves, Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, Pages 149 155 Volume 18 Issue 3 2009
Published presentations, Proceedings
  • Immel E., Spillner J., Melzer A., Schaefers G., Bertsch T., Lorenz G., Friebe M.. Visualization of intraluminal tissue in inductively coupled MR resonant stents, vena cava filters and porcine heart valve stents. Minimal Invasive Therapy & Allied Technogies Volume 14 Number 4-5 2005, 311.
  • Immel E., Spillner J., Melzer A.. Resonant circuits for inductively coupled visualization of a self expanding stent based porcine heart valve. MAGMA Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine 2005, Volume 18, Supplement 7, 35-36
  • Immel E., Lorenz G., Friebe M., Melzer A.. MRI imaging of substrates in resonant stents. MAGMA Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine 2005, Volume 18, Supplement 7, 260
  • Melzer A, Horvath K, Guttman M, Ming Li, Immel E, Lederman R, Spilner J, Lorenz Ch, McVeigh E: MR-Guided Trans Apical Delivery of a Self Expanding Heart Valve Prosthesis Equipped with a Resonant Circuit: Initial Experiences in Porcine Model, ISMRM 2006 Proceedings #219
  • Immel E., Kraemer N., Ocklenburg C., Krombach G. A., Melzer A., Spuentrup E., MRI guided delivery and retrieval of a resonant vena cava filter in a porcine animal model, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, October, 2009, Volume 22, Supplement 1, Page 168
  • Immel E., Gilbert F., Melzer A., Resonant prosthetic heart valves for improved MR visualization and MRI guided implantation in an ex vivo model, 384Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, October, 2009, Volume 22, Supplement 1, Page
  • Immel E.; Gilbert F. J., Melzer A., Experimental MRI visible resonant prosthetic heart valves, MITAT, Volume 18, Issue 3 2009 , pages 149 155
  • Immel E., Eisma R., Gueorguieva M., Fernandez-Gutierrez F., Houston G., Melzer A., (2010). Comparison of X-Ray and MRI guided Implantation of a Resonant Balloon Expandable Stent in a Thiel Embalmed Cadaver (Abstract). Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, MITAT, Vol. 19, Supplement 1: 22-23
  • Immel E., Eisma R., Gueorguieva M., Fernandez F., Houston G., Melzer A., (2010). MRI guided Implantation of a Resonant Vena Cava Filter in a Thiel Embalmed Cadaver (Abstract). Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, MITAT, Vol. 19, Supplement 1: 50-51
  • Gueorguieva M. J., Immel E., Eisma R., and Melzer A., (2010). Improvement of MR Imaging of Thiel Embalmed Human Cadavers (Abstract). Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, MITAT, Vol. 19, Supplement 1: 40-41.
Patents
  • Erwin Immel, GELSENKIRCHEN, DE, 20080249611 MRT-Compatible Valve Prosthesis for Use in the Human or Animal Body for Replacement of an Organ Valve or a Vessel Valve 10-09-2008
Presentations
  • IMRI 2008 (Seventh Interventional MRI Symposium, September 12 13, 2008): Improved MRI Visualization of Inductively Coupled Resonant Prosthetic Heart Valve in 1T, 1.5T and 3T MR Systems Erwin Immel
  • TCT 2009: MRI Guided Delivery And Retrieval Of a Resonant Vena Cava Filter In a Porcine Animal Model 5/14/2009
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