Image guided general surgery and intervention

Bjørn EdwinGroup leader
Bjørn Edwin
Group leader

Minimally invasive surgery is evolving rapidly, and the need for systematic development and evaluation of these methods is great. Our group focuses on research on the results of new minimally invasive surgical techniques in addition to development of new procedures. Most of the research is conducted in the field of HPB-surgery (diseases in liver, bile ducts, pancreas) and adrenal surgery.

Research projects

  • The Oslo CoMet-study (Oslo randomized laparoscopic vs open liver resection for colorectal liver metastasis – study)
  • Multicenter studies on laparoscopic liver surgery
  • Research on pancreatic cancer: Examining the Role of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy in the treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: From a Consensus Study to Randomized Controlled Trials.
  • Research on MRI-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) of lesions in liver and prostate.
    Research on biomaterials in implants (with University of Gothenburg)
  • Research on imaging of liver tumours (CT, MRI, PET-CT)
  • In a joint project, a method for automatic segmentation of liver anatomy including tumours is developed.
  • Research on reasons to onset of type 1 diabetes, DiVid study.
  • Research on D3 resection of colon cancer
  • The Group is also involved in many major projects e.g. HiperNav (EU), NorMit, MetAction and BigMed

Contact information:
Group Leader Professor Bjørn Edwin
The Intervention Centre
Tel: +47 23070100