Special expertise and methods

Please visit NORMOLIMs three sites for more information on local expertise:

Trondheim –  Brain imaging – MR Core Facility – NTNU     Leader: Trygve Andreassen

Bergen – Cancer imaging – Molecular Imaging Center – UiB     Leader: Frits Thorsen

Oslo – Cardiac imaging – Preclinical MR Core Facility – OUS     Leader: Ivar Sjaastad

Special imaging methods:

  • Multimodal MR combining in vivo MR imaging, in vivo multi-nuclear MR spectroscopy, and ex vivo MR metabolomics of intact tissue samples/biopsies (NTNU).
  • PET/MRI with novel PET tracers (NTNU/UiB).
  • High-resolution MR phase contrast imaging of myocardial strain and motion (OUS).
  • High-end MRI and ultrasound-based analysis of regional myocardial function combined with advanced electrophysiological and live cell imaging techniques (OUS).
  • In vivo cardiac MR elastography (OUS).
  • Rapid T1 mapping for myocardial fibrosis quantification (OUS).
  • Ultra-high resolution ex vivo MRI (OUS).
  • Ultrasound strain imaging and elastography (OUS).
  • Multimodal, anatomical and physiological imaging of cancer development and effects of novel treatments (UiB).
  • Optical imaging of fluorescence and/or bioluminescence to follow disease progression in small animals over time (NTNU/UiB).
  • MALDI MS imaging to visualise spatial distribution of lipids, metabolites, peptides and proteins within tissue sample (NTNU).