Fuge Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) Trondheim
- In vivo small animal MR imaging and spectroscopy
We offer collaboration projects with national and international research groups that are interested in MRI of small animals, where we can facilitate in areas such as experimental planning, MR-sequence optimalization, training for MR-scanning and guidance with post-processing of MR data.
For questions, please contact Marius Widerøe.
Two new high-field NMR magnets, both 600 mHz, are being installed in our lab.
Else Marie Huuse is starting as a post doc in our group. She will defend her thesis this fall. She has previously been working as a PhD-student in the MR Cancer group and has long experience in in vivo MRI and MRS on the 7T magnet.
A new PhD-student, Sjoerd Hak, joins our group. He will be working with development of multifuctional contrast agents for MRI and confocal microscopy. He has a Master of Science from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and has also been working there as a research fellow.
Fuge Molecular Imaging workshop in small animal MR imaging and spectroscopy will be held in Trondheim October 27.-28. 2009. The prelimenary program is now ready. The workshop will be guested by international MR-experts Prof. Arend Heerschap, Michael Horn and Henrik Larsson as invited speakers in addition to several local speakers. The registration deadline is October 1st, and it is now possible to register for the event.
See more information on: Workshop 2009
The date for the Fuge Molecular Imaging workshop is set. It will held at 27-28 October 2009. The workshop will focus on small animal MRI and MRS, and there will be a combination of talks from international and local speakear as well as hands on training and a course in basic MR theory. For more information, see Events.
ISMRM is coming up in April, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Three abstracts from Fuge MIC was accepted as posters: Segmentation and calculation of stroke- and manganese-enhanced volumes after reconstruction of the injured hemisphere in the hypoxic-ischemic neonatal rat brain by authors Øystein Olsen, Marius Widerøe, Pål Erik Goa, Jon Skranes, Ann-Mari Brubakk, and Christian Brekken, Dynamics of manganese transport in the rat optic nerve evaluated using manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI) by authors Øystein Olsen, Pål Erik Goa, Andres Kristoffersen, Axel Sandvig, Christian Brekken and Marte Thuen, and Time-dependent diffusion MRI in the neocortex of aquaporin-4 deficient and normal mice in the resting state at 7T by authors T. Pavlin, C. Brekken, P. E. Goa, A. Thoren, O. P. Ottersen, E. A. Nagelhus, and A. Håberg.
The paper Combination of Mn(2+)-enhanced and diffusion tensor MR imaging gives complementary information about injury and regeneration in the adult rat optic nerve, by authors M Thuen, Ø Olsen, M Berry, TB Pedersen, A Kristoffersen, O Haraldseth, A Sandvig and C Brekken was published in Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
The paper Manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in the neonatal rat, by authors M Widerøe, Ø Olsen, TB Pedersen, PE Goa, A Kavelaars, C Heijnen, J Skranes, AM Brubakk and C Brekken was published in Neuroimage.
The paper Manganese-enhanced MRI of the rat visual pathway: acute neural toxicity, contrast enhancement, axon resolution, axonal transport, and clearance of Mn(2+), by authors M Thuen, M Berry, TB Pedersen, PE Goa, M Summerfield, O Haraldseth, A Sandvig and C Brekken was published in Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
A new PhD student, Kristine Skårdal, joins the Fuge Molecular Imaging Center. She has a MSc in Medical Imaging from Univeristy of Aberdeen. In her PhD, she will focus on cardiac imaging of small animals.
Marte Thuen successfully defends her PhD, titled Manganese-enhanced and diffusion tensor MR imaging of the normal, injured and regenerating rat visual pathway. The first opponent was Unit Head Afonso Silva from National Institute of Health, Maryland, USA and the second opponent was Professor Mhairi MacRae, University of Glasgow, UK.
FUGE Molecular Imaging Center is located at the MR center at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway. It is a part of Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging at the Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Please contact Marius Widerøe if you have any questions or inquieries.