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Programme: Spectral CT-imaging and Endovascular Techniques

The purpose of the programme is to use technology to diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, and cancer.

The programme develops the next generation of computed tomography, a special form of x-ray that creates very detailed images of the body’s organs. Spectral CT is an advanced X-ray method with high image resolution and a completely new functionality that makes diagnosis and treatment safer. Patients who participate in this research at MedTechLabs may undergo a CT scan under the supervision of a hospital engineer and clinical supervisor before continuing their treatment. The research goal is to enable safer operations, diagnostics and treatment. CT technology is continually being upgraded. The research also uses endovascular technology, which means that with the guidance of X-rays one can navigate inside the body’s vessels in order to pull out blood clots, for example. The technique also makes it possible to take samples and inject or deposit drugs locally in organs that are otherwise difficult to access.

The programme is led by Scientific Directors Mats Danielsson, professor at Medical Imaging at KTH Royal Insititute of Technology, and Staffan Holmin, professor at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at KI and senior physicians and responsible for R&D, research and development at the functional area of ​​neuroradiology at Karolinska University Hospital.

Participants in MedTechLab’s research are volunteer patients and healthy test subjects. The projects follow good clinical research practice, the law on ethics testing and other health and research ethics principles and are approved by authorities.

Contact information:

Mats Danielsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, e-mail: mats.danielsson@medtechlabs.se
Staffan Holmin, Karolinska Institutet/Karolinska University Hospital, e-mail: staffan.holmin@medtechlabs.se