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Visualize the Future

Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) is a multidisciplinary research center initiated by Linköping University, the County Council of Östergötland and Sectra AB.

CMIV conducts focused front-line research within multidisciplinary projects providing solutions to tomorrow’s clinical issues. The mission is to develop future methods and tools for image analysis and visualization for applications within health care and medical research.

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CMIV Project Develops Novel Methods in Liver Diagnostics

LeverMRProfessor Peter Lundberg is the project leader of LIFE, Liver Intrinsic Function Evaluation, a four year research project that, with the help of magnetic resonance (MR; MRS and MRI), will develop new methods for diagnosing liver disease at CMIV. The new technology is expected to result in safer liver surgery. A goal for the project is to develop an intuitive and simple tool for evaluation of liver status, which further on will be able to simulate surgical procedures to foresee how they will affect the liver.

With the help of MR it is possible to measure several parameters in the liver without invasive procedures. The MR also enables a better overview of the liver status as a whole than biopsies, as they only show status at the location where the sample is taken. If the biopsy is extracted from the wrong area there is a risk that important information is overlooked. Read more...

Brown Fat Reduces the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

brunt fettSven Enerbäck and his research group study the metabolism on a molecular level, in brown and white fat cells. The metabolism is of importance for the development of obesity related diseases. Extended knowledge about the mechanisms regulating brown fat cells increases the possibility of finding new effective therapies for obesity related diseases as Type 2 Diabetes.

This spring the research group, with Sven Enerbäck and Martin Lidell in the front line, published a study in Nature Medicine. The aim of the study was to investigate which types of brown fat there is in humans. The results show, unlike earlier studies, that there are two types of brown fat in humans. Evidence for the existence of beige brown fat has been presented in earlier studies. However, this study also found evidence of classical brown fat, a type of brown fat that until now only was believed to be present in rodents. Read more...



RSNA Research & Education Foundation

Anders Persson receives unique grant.


Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Hans Gösta Ringertz Honorary Fellow


Dissertation Defense, Pernilla Norberg

Quantification and optimisation of lung ventilation SPECT images


ISMRM 2014

CMIV Contributions to the Magnetic Resonance Meeting


Digital Pathology Scanner

New addition to the CMIV equipment.

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Last updated: 2014-06-27