Medical physics and technology

The overall aim of our research is to develop and improve diagnostic tools and to improve therapy. The research is primarily focused on cancer, but also arthrosclerosis and heart failure are studied. Improving diagnosis is done by developing new applications and methods, and characterizing new parameters based on molecular and medical imaging.

Important methods are confocal and laser scanning microscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound imaging. Improving cancer therapy is done by studying delivery of cancer specific therapeutic agents and how to improve the uptake and distribution of such agents; improving dosimetry in radiotherapy; study mechanisms of metastasis of breast cancer cells to bone.