NORWEGIAN NATIONAL ADVISORY UNIT FOR ULTRASOUND AND IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY
Surgeons, engineers and scientists in Trondheim are collaborating closely in a unique way to improve current surgical methods and to develop new techniques for minimally invasive surgery, using ultrasound and image-guided therapy. For patients this mean safer operations and faster recovery.
The unit is staffed by experts from St. Olav's Hospital, NTNU and SINTEF, and works closely together with several other national university hospitals and international collaborators. Thomas Langø coordinates the centre.
Paper published: Navigated retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM)
April 2018: Paper about a novel approach to perform myotomy in esophagus guided with CustusX is published in Neurogastroenterology & Motility.
Páll Jens Reynisson defended his PhD thesis
March 2018: Páll Jens Reynisson defended on March 20th 2018 his Phd thesis “Improved Bronchoscopy by new image guided Approach”.
Hanne Sorger defended her PhD thesis
March 2018: Hanne Sorger defended on March 8th 2018 her Phd thesis “Development of navigated ultrasound bronchoscopy”.
Paper published: Manually Steerable Catheter With Improved Agility
February 2018: Researchers and clinicians at SINTEF, NTNU and St. Olavs hospital have developed and tested a prototype steerable catheter for endovascular procedures.
Fraxinus is ready for clinical testing
February 2018: Fraxinus is a freely available software for planning of bronchoscopy during lung procedures. The software has been installed on PCs which will be used in testing in hospitals around the country.
Deformation of white matter tracts in ultrasound guided neurosurgery
January 2018: White matter tracts are brain structures the neurosurgeon must avoid during tumor resection.
Simulator developed by USIGT used as a tool in anatomical teaching for students
November 2017: Since 2005 a simulator developed by USIGT has been used as a tool in anatomical teaching for students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU.
The USIGT advisory unit was represented at the 29th annual conference of SMIT
November 2017: The USIGT advisory unit was represented at the 29th annual conference of SMIT - International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, in Torino, Italy, 9-10 November 2017.
Multimodal image-guided liver therapy research and training
October 2017: A new open access paper from USIGT has been published in IJCARS. The paper describes the full procedure on how to make an exact replica of a human liver for research purposes.
Project proposal ranked as number one among over 400!
September 2017: SINTEF and Ceetron AS in Trondheim have collaborated with partners in Netherlands and Ireland on a project proposal for the Eurostars call in the Eureka program of EU, in the spring of 2017. This summer the evaluation concluded that our proposal was the best one out of more than 400 proposals submitted.