Imaging studies in MS

Group leaders Einar A. Høgestøl and Hanne F. Harbo

The subgroup “Imaging studies in MS” from the MS Research Group at the Oslo University Hospital (OUH) and University of Oslo (UiO), aims to integrate imaging studies in our ongoing translational projects. We aim to investigate new advanced imaging methods to exploit the vast data incorporated in the MRI scans that our study participants undergo. We have our own MRI lab at Domus Medica 4 at Gaustad for advanced processing of MRI data. Our aim is to help establish new imaging biomarkers for improved precision medicine in MS care.

Group leaders are Ass. Prof. Einar A. Høgestøl (MS, PhD) and Prof Hanne F. Harbo (MD, PhD). Høgestøl an associate professor at the Department of Psychology at UiO in association with the BRAINMINT-project and the NORMENT research group ( ). Harbo is the elected upcoming Dean of the Medical Faculty at UiO for 2023-2027 and Professor in Neurology at the University of Oslo (Hanne-Cathrin Flinstad Harbo - Institutt for klinisk medisin ( 

We have several ongoing projects where we collaborate extensively with local and international partners. We are furthermore active associated members of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging in MS Consortium ( ), International MS Genetics Consortium (International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium – IMSGC) and partners and work package leader (Harbo) in Multiple MS (Home - MultipleMS), an EU Horizon 2020 project.