About Medical Technology
Medical technology (also known as medical engineering) was established as a strategic research area in 1999 to create opportunities for developing unique forms of multidisciplinary collaboration between research communities in medical engineering.
After the evaluation in 2007, with the conclusion that the establishment of thematic areas of research was an effective strategy, the NTNU Board decided to continue the strategic research area of Medical technology for a further 5 years, until 2013.
This is also in line with the need for innovation in the health sector and overarching political guidelines such as those outlined in the White Paper, Report No. 7 to the Storting: "An Innovative and Sustainable Norway".
The sky's the limit
It's the decisions you make that count. Seconds count only if you can use them. Knowledge matters more than time. Knowledge is what decides whether we're headed to a good or bad solution. NTNU, St.Olavs and SINTEF work closely across disciplines to provide cutting edge technology and health care. NTNU´s focus on medical technology has been crucial in the development of the hand-held ultrasound device Vscan.
From different angles
Survival is for many brain tumours related to how much of the tumour is removed during surgery. The methods and technology developed in Trondheim facilitates more complete resection of brain tumours, while preserving normal functionality.