Documented and confirmed: Scientists in Trondheim are good at 3D ultrasound!

Scientists at SINTEF, NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital at the Norwegian National Advisory Unit for Ultrasound and Image-guided Therapy has since the 1990-ies been researching the use of 3D ultrasound in various clinical procedures.

Image to the right: 3D ultrasound of a brain tumour (MR image on top)
Ill.: Image to the right: 3D ultrasound of a brain tumour (MR image on top).

This has resulted in a number of articles about methods for 3D ultrasound imaging. A review paper published in the October issue of the accredited scientific journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology confirms that the Trondheim group is among the foremost in this field.

The paper analyzes which countries and writers have contributed most to publishing methods for 3D reconstruction. The results show that we have two researchers in Trondheim among those who have published the most articles on the subject, namely Thomas Langø and Frank Lindseth! The five most referred articles in 3D ultrasound reconstruction methods are also listed, and the environment in Trondheim is represented by authors on two of the top five articles. Together with the University of Cambridge (UK), and strong research groups in the United States, Canada and China, the Trondheim group has made significant contributions to new knowledge within this important field in medical ultrasound imaging.

Mohammad Hamed Mozaffari, Won-Sook Lee, Freehand 3-D Ultrasound Imaging: A Systematic Review. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2017, 43:(10), 2099–2124