High quality clinical practice in paediatric radiology must be based on knowledge gained from research. The majority of diseases affecting children are specific for the paediatric age group. Further, children have specific age-related anatomy and physiological as well as pathophysiological processes may be different as compared to adults. Therefore, knowledge from research performed on an adult population cannot automatically be transferred to children. 

The main goal for our research group is to stimulate high quality research to improve, validate and further develop imaging techniques applied to children. Validation of radiological methods for use in the paediatric population has been the one of the focuses for the research conducted within in this group with emphases on reliability of methods, development of child-specific scoring systems and development of normal age-specific imaging standards to differentiate true pathology from normal findings. 

In this research group, we would like to gather active researchers, PhD students and other research-interested colleagues from the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine as well as colleagues from other departments involved in the pediatric care at Oslo University Hospital. We also invite colleagues from other hospitals in our region and from other parts of Norway and we encourage members to participate in international collaboration such as task forces. This gives us the possibility to exchange knowledge and ideas in between different groups of specializations as well as establish research with larger cohorts of pediatric populations in different, both rare and common diseases. Several of the members of this research group already have international research collaborations. 

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