Medical Physics and Technology

Medical Physics and Technology

Research activity

Research topics description

The overall aim of our research is to develop and improve diagnostic tools and to improve therapy.

The research is primarily focused on cancer, arthrosclerosis and and cardiovascular disease. Improving diagnosis is done by developing new applications and methods, and characterizing new parameters based on molecular and medical imaging.


Research topics


Delivery of nanoparticles in tumour tissue

Ultrasound can be used to improve the delivery of drugs and nanoparticles to tumours and across the blood-brain barrier thereby enabling treatment of diseases in the brain.

Clinical applications of multiphoton microscopy

Nonlinear optical microscopy (NLOM) provides many opportunities for minimally invasive investigating tissues without exogenous staining. We try to integrate the process from image interpretion, through image analysis and biophysical model to maximize the information which can be presented to the clinician.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRI has become one of the most important and verstile modalities in medical imaging. This is because of a range of useful contrast mechanisms and the absence of ionizing radiation.

Medical radiation physics

Radiotherapy is a treatment modality where ionizing radiation is used to kill cancer cells. Radiotherapy most often uses x-rays (photons), but proton therapy is a novel and technologically advanced radiotherapy used for some patients. Optimal radiotherapy requires integration of state-of-the art medical imaging technologies.

Center for Advanced Microscopy at NV (CAM)

Atomic force microscopy withafm  TIRF. Photo: Geir Mogen

The Center for Advanced Microscopy at NV (CAM) is an interdepartmental collaboration between the departments of Biology, Biotechnology and Physics at the NV faculty.

Our mission is to create a dynamic and productive environment by offering the latest technology in molecular imaging. We offer advanced facilities, including confocal laser scanning microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, total internal reflection microscopy and atomic force microscopy.