About the Division of Medical Imaging and Technology

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The Karolinska Institute´s division of Medical Imaging and Technology [KIMIT] at the department of Medical Science, Intervention and Technology was founded in 2010. Located at KI Campus South, side by side with the Karolinska University hospital Huddinge [KSH] and KTH, Royal Institute of Technology it constitutes the interdisciplinary link between medicine and technology. KIMIT function as an inseparable research unit within KSH, providing patients, images and infrastructure. In cooperation a core facility [Stockholm Medical Imaging laboratory and education, SMILE] organizes scientific image handling and education. Through collaboration with the Center for Technology in Medicine and Health [CTMH - a KI, KTH, and Stockholm County center], we are involved in the Medtech4Health national medical technology platform. The recently inaugurated KTH Jonasson imaging center within the campus, provides scientists within engineering and medicine access to state-of-the-art advanced and preclinical medical imaging equipment.

KIMIT consists of two intertwined units: Medical Imaging/Radiology and Medical Technology. The senior researchers [PI´s] constitute the unit faculty [more facts presented below]. Education is closely linked to research and clinical activities. In a multidisciplinary arena KIMIT with affiliated researchers and doctoral students conduct translational and clinical science. KIMIT’s ultimate goal in medical research is to benefit the patient. Therefore, we combine basic and clinical research. In cooperation with healthcare, academy, and companies we develop and evaluate imaging innovations, and incorporate success in daily clinical practise.

Research in medical radiology, nuclear medicine and clinical physiology involves all the modern imaging modalities available with emphasis on high-end cross-sectional imaging (i.e. MRI, dual-energy and time-resolved CT, SPECT-CT, PET-CT, extremity cone-beam CT, electrical impedance tomography, 4D-ultrasound). As research and education is considered an integral part of the everyday clinical work, our research-friendly working environment fosters high-quality research. In particular, close co-operation with clinical departments is encouraged and clinical interdisciplinary rounds have a substantial role. Due to high-end imaging technology, close scientific and clinical co-operation with physicists and biomedical engineers is of utmost importance.

In medical radiology upper gastro-intestinal imaging is currently focusing on tumor detection and treatment as well as imaging in organ transplantation. Also, evaluation of liver function, prediction of liver regeneration after surgery, diagnosis of hepatic and pancreatic carcinoma, evaluation of primary sclerosing cholangitis and therapeutic effects, and prediction of esofagus cancer therapy outcome are included. Neuroimaging focuses on neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, dementia and movement disorders). New image processing and analysis methods are implemented with KTH. In interventional radiology, clinical trials are carried out on interventional transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) therapy on kidney and liver tumors. Other areas of interest are cardiovascular and thoracic imaging, skeletal disorders and trauma, and development of bioimpedance, scintigraphic, ultrasound imaging, sensors and e-health.

Research in medical technology involves innovations (e.g. bioimpedance for malignant melanoma), development and quality assessment of contrast, basic image processing & visualisation as well as evaluation of sensor techniques, predominatly used for imaging and physiological monitoring and e-health.


Birgitta Janerot SjöbergHead of Division, Professor
Birgitta Janerot Sjöberg
Phone + 46 8 524 835 02
Anitta Avesani
Seppo KoskinenProfessor
Seppo Koskinen
Phone +46 73 747 1896
Gösta HellströmSenior Lecturer
Gösta Hellström
Phone + 46 8 524 83509
Karl BodellLecturer
Karl Bodell
Phone + 46 8 524 83510


Karolinska Institutet
Inst. for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
Division for Medical Imaging and Technology
Karolinska University Hospital. C1:46, Huddinge
S-141 86 Stockholm
Fax. +46 8 711 48 40
Medical Technology, KI
Technology for Health, Blickagången 20, floor 7 (alt. entrence Hälsovägen 11 C)
141 52 Huddinge
Fax. 08-711 48 40


Radiology, Medical Technology and Imaging