News & Events:

2019 In ultimo 2019 the MRI scanner will be upgraded to GE SIGNA Premier 3.0T system.

Nov 2018 The number of patients included in The Brain Imaging Registry has now passed 1700. Data from more than 3400 MRI scans is now available for research projects.

Oct 2018 Ole A. Andreassen, NORMENT, has been awarded the Bergesen prize (Bergesenprisen) for Outstanding Research in Psychiatry.

Aug 2018 Lars Tjelta Westlye, NORMENT, has been granted the prestigious ERC starting grant for the project "Brains and minds in transition: The dark side of neuroplasticity during sensitive life phase”.

June 2018 Lars Tjelta Westlye, NORMENT, awarded Oslo University Hospital Early Career Award. His research focuses on discoveries of brain imaging markers of mental illness.
News article from

2018 National workshop in RSI and microstructure/diffusion MRI

Nov 2017 The number of patients included in The Brain Imaging Register has now passed 1400 included.

Sept 2017 Seminar: MR and CT in brain diseases – in research and in the clinic.
w/Maria A. Rocca (invited international speaker, researcher Multiple Sclerosis, Milan, Italy)

Mar 2017 New body coil was installed and a pilot study for differentiating muscle/fat started up.  

Oct 2016       Synergy meeting at Gardermoen, October 18.:  “Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and detection of GABA with MEGA-PRESS”.  If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to

Sept 2016     Presentation of the Core Facility at a meeting for neuroscientists at Refsnes gods in Moss.

Sept 2016    MEGA-PRESS spectroscopy for detection of GABA will be installed at the site and made available for research projects.

Aug 2016     The number of patients included in The Brain Imaging Register has now passed 1000 included.

May 2016    Research on ticks and neuroborrelioses. National study with MR-data from the Core Facility included.
Read the article in Dagens Medisin (in Norwegian)   
Read the article in Aftenposten (in Norwegian)

Nov 2015    Seminar marking the official re-opening of the MR-facilities after the upgrade

May 2015    New standard research protocol in place

Jan 2015     Synergy meeting at OUS with GE Healthcare, and University of Bergen/Helse Bergen, Haukeland

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