Medical Imaging Laboratory
MI Lab (Medical Imaging Laboratory) was a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) appointed by the Research Council of Norway for the 8-year period 2007-2015. A detailed account of MI Lab's activities can be found in the Final Report.
All the MI Lab affiliated research groups have been able to attract new external funding from several sources, and the medical imaging research and innovation activity in Trondheim is growing fast even though the MI Lab funding ceases.
About MI Lab
MI Lab aimed to facilitate cost efficient healthcare and improve patient outcome through innovations in medical imaging, and to exploit the innovations to create industrial enterprises.
A key success factor for this research environment has been the close collaboration with medical staff at Trondheim University Hospital, a partnership between NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital. This has been essential for the successful translation of medical technology innovation into new clinical practice, and for the success of the new products marketed by the individual collaborators and upstart companies.
MI Lab focused on four main areas:
- High quality medical imaging products and applications for non-expert users at the initial point of care;
- Less complications and quicker rehabilitation with image-guided, minimally invasive surgery;
- Quicker and more precise choices efficient treatment through decision-making based on advanced medical imaging;
- The creation of new ultrasound technology as an important contribution to innovation in the areas above.