Stefan Skare

Stefan Skare

Adjunct Professor
Telephone: +46852485860
Mobile phone: +46708887371
Visiting address: Eugeniavägen 11 B5:20, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Neuro Skare, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Adjunct Professor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Department of Clinical
    Neuroscience as of 1 April 2022.
    Primary position: MR physicist at Karolinska University Hospital.


  • Stefan Skare develops new techniques for rapid brain magnetic resonance
    imaging, MRI, for patients who are unable to keep their head still. A brain
    MRI scan normally takes 20 to 30 minutes, but with his in-house developed MRI
    software he has managed to obtain acceptable image quality in a tenth of that
    time. The software his research group has developed is now used by
    researchers around the world and has started to be introduced into hospitals.
    His group has also developed techniques that allow involuntary head movements
    during the brain MRI scans. The patient’s head movements are continually
    registered and the MRI scanner makes real-time adjustments. If this technique
    could be used widely clinically, it would mean that many children would not
    have to be sedated before a brain MRI scan.
    The innovations are based on a self-developed simplified way to program the
    MRI systems from the company GE Healthcare, which are used at the
    hospital’s department of neuroradiology and by many researchers around the

Selected publications

  • Book: 2023
    A practical introduction to linear algebra via examples with code in Matlab and Python
    Skare S


All other publications



  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2002

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