MR Cancer Group

The MR Cancer Group at NTNU, headed by Professor Tone F. Bathen, focuses on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy in identification of the functional and metabolic changes that precede anatomic evidence of cancer disease.

The group, which was founded by Professor Ingrid S. Gribbestad, is internationally recognised as one of the most experienced in large-scale tissue analyses and has long experience with functional MR imaging in cancer diagnostics.

Our long-term objective is to improve and individualise cancer treatment by developing integrated MR methods and data analysis tools for functional and molecular assessment of tumours.

We use a broad spectrum of systems for cancer studies, spanning from cultured cancer cells to humans, and have access to dedicated MR equipment for in vitro, ex vivo, preclinical and clinical research.





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Tone Frost Bathen. Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU

Tone F. Bathen

The MR Cancer Group can be found at the MR Centre at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim. The group belongs to the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB), the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU.

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