Strategy for ISB 2012-2020

Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU

Societal mission

ISB should advance the methods, technology and knowledge in order to improve health services within its target areas;

  • Circulation: Surgical and medical treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, intensive care, and emergency medicine,
  • Pain: Treatment of acute and chronic pain, and complex health problems,
  • Ultrasound and Magnetic resonance: Molecular and image-based methods for diagnosis and therapy,
  • Exercise: Defined programs of physical activity for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.


ISB should foster excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration within the integrated university hospital.

  • Within its target areas, the Department should stimulate creative cooperation between health professionals, engineers, researchers, students and the administration, across multiple disciplines, professions and institutions.


ISB should develop practical solutions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in its academic fields within the strategic framework of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and NTNU.

  • In order to further common goals, the Department should collaborate closely with divisions and departments at St. Olav's Hospital.
  • The work should have a global, future-oriented perspective, and meet high international standards.

Research and innovation

ISB should support translational research from initial concept to clinical application by:

  • Developing interdisciplinary partnerships,
  • Working in groups and networks that provide the necessary competence and capacity to carry out larger projects,
  • Being a sought-after partner for leading academic environments, businesses and the public sector,
  • Pursuing local, regional, national and international partnerships and funding.


ISB should contribute to engaging, evidence-based learning activities through the continuous development of the content and methods presented in:

  • Teaching units in: anesthesiology, medical imaging, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, vascular surgery and pulmonary medicine,
  • The advisory board for the international Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Sport Sciences program,
  • The Medical Simulation Center,
  • Seminars and meetings for research, innovation and career development.


ISB should be an inspiring and supportive work environment that recruits and educates highly qualified national and international employees.

  • The Department should exhibit clear leadership, ensuring that updated information about its strategy and decision-making is readily available.
  • The Department should facilitate participation and communication for all employees through research groups, performance appraisals and seminars.
  • Work assignments and collaboration should stimulate interest and respect across disciplines and organizational boundaries.
  • An effective and highly competent administration should ensure good management of departmental resources.
  • The Department should facilitate flexible career paths that combine scientific research with professional practice.

Dissemination and communication

ISB should contribute to efficient dissemination of relevant, updated information within its academic fields.

  • The Department should publish its results in prestigious scientific journals and other channels that maximize the work's impact.
  • Researchers should participate actively in dissemination and public debate in local, national and international news media.
  • The Department should use new electronic media and information channels in its communication.
MR scanner. Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU

Contact ISB

  • E-mail:
  • Visiting address: St.Olavs Hospital, Prinsesse Kristinas gt. 3, Akutten og Hjerte-lunge-senteret,
    3.etg. (see map)
  • Postal address: NTNU, Fakultet for medisin og helsevitenskap, Institutt for sirkulasjon og bildediagnostikk, 
    Postboks 8905, 
    7491 Trondheim, Norway
  • Delivery address: NTNU/ISB, Heggstadmoen 51, Intern: Akutten og Hjerte-lunge-senteret, 3.etg. øst, 
    7080 Heimdal, Norway