Abdominal transplantation imaging

 
Audun Berstad<br>Group leader
Audun Berstad
Group leader

Challenges

Each year, approximately 300 kidney, 100 liver and 30 pancreatic organ transplantations are performed at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. Also, our hospital is a referral center for hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery. The high volumes of transplantations and surgical procedures place the hospital close to the top internationally. The demand and costs for high quality medial imaging and knowledge is skyrocketing. Our expertise involves relevant imaging practice and research. Our research focuses on the evidence-based use of imaging before and after transplantation and cancer management, including disease detection, treatment selection, treatment planning, and treatment follow-up. We optimize the use and clinical application of imaging modalities such as ultrasound, MRI and CT including optimal and safe use of contrast media and tissue sampling. Patients are often followed up at regular intervals in our hospital, making our data bases extensive, which leads to reliable and complete results.

Projects

  • Imaging of complications after organ transplantation
  • Clinical utility of contrast media
  • Optimization of imaging protocols
  • Cancer detection and staging

Contact information
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, PO box 4950 Nydalen, NO-0424 Oslo, Norway, Tel +47 23072600, e-mail: audun.berstad@rikshospitalet.no