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Medical technology

Research in Medical technology contributes with new knowledge in pathophysiology of diseases and new methods in diagnostics and therapy. In Umeå, there are prominent research groups in biofluid mechanics, motion analysis, image processing, radiation therapy, sensors and AI. The research is often interdisciplinary and research groups are a mix of technical and clinical researchers. Strong areas are, for example, in neuroscience, cancer, cardiovascular and imaging and functional medicine.

Latest news

Thesis about resource efficient automatic segmentation of medical images

How to improve resource efficiency in medical images by automatic segmentation is focus for a doctoral thesis.

3D optical imaging of the human pancreas in disease

Autofluorescence as a 3D tool provides option for therapies for pancreatic related pathologies,

Innovation model supports innovators

A newly developed innovation model support product development within the area of medicine technology.

Brain takes a beating as arteries age

When arteries stiffen with age, the brain receives more load from the heart's beating that can cause damage.

Develops model for commercializing medical technology ideas

In May, Umeå researchers are launching an innovation model for product development in medical technology.

Three perspectives on doctoral student life

Read about the challenging journey from being a student to a researcher.

Research infrastructures

Biomedical Engineering – Research and Development (R&D)
The Department of Biomedical Engineering-R&D at University Hospital of Umeå is an important partner in e.g, developing equipment or as a technical...
Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB)
Biomedical research on experimental animals at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB).

Research groups

Applied Optics
Combustion diagnostics, exhaled breath gas analysis and chemical imaging.
Biomedical Engineering
Medical imaging, physiological pressure and flow measurements, biomedical signal analysis.
Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Physics
CMTF is a network connecting research groups from several departments at Umeå University and Luleå University of Technology. The aim to coordinate...
Tufve Nyholm Lab
Magnetic resonance imaging both for planning radiation therapy and for early estimation of treatment response.
Research area: Cancer, Medical technology

Research projects

Next generation quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for individualized radiotherapy
Research area: Cancer, Medical technology
Duration 2 February 2022
Type of project Research project
MT4North - Business model
Duration 1 September 2020 until 28 February 2022
Type of project Research project
3D Ray Tracing for analysis and evaluation of Cross-Linking Treatment for Corneal diseases
Duration 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2018
Type of project Research project
Pioneering ultrasound imaging methods for neuromuscular diagnostics
Duration 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project
Statistical modelling and intelligent data sampling in MRI and PET measurements for cancer therapy assessment
Duration 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Evaluation of a novel method to measure arm volume in women with lymphedema following breast cancer treatment
Research area: Cancer, Medical technology
Duration 1 June 2013 until 1 July 2014
Type of project Research project
Duration 29 April 2013 until 31 December 2027
Type of project Research project
Improved diagnostic methods for vascular plaque tissue using advanced ultrasonic methods
Duration 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2015
Type of project Research project