Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT)

In close collaboration with the medical technology industry and medical clinics we work to meet the needs in healthcare. Since 1972, we have been a national center for research and graduate and undergraduate education in medical technology. 

We strive towards being a catalyst for sustainability in future medical systems and innovations – an arena for leading international researchers and teachers where new knowledge is created and dispersed

Our research and education centers around biomedical optics, ultrasound and bio-acoustics, modeling and simulation of physiological processes, neuro-technology, knowledge-based decision support systems as well as signal and image processing methods.

Research in biomedical engineering

Image: Anders Brun, Hae-Jeong Park, Hans Knutsson och Carl-Fredrik Westin

Biomedical Image Science

We develop methods & techniques for depicting anatomy & function in the human body & its organs. From imaging techniques, through methods of analysis and quantification of image information, to validation of new methods and image-based biomarkers

Biomedical optics.

Biomedical optics

Biomedical Optics studies the basic principles of interaction between light and biological tissues, cells and molecules and develops new technologies for use in basic research and clinical applications.

Klinisk informatik

Clinical Informatics

The goals of our research are to gather knowledge from medical data and improve the flow of information in healthcare systems.

Our latest publications


Malin Jakobsen, Ankica Babic (2023) Patient Self-Monitoring Using Intelligent Phonocardiography on a Mobile Platform Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Continue to DOI
Deneb Boito, Anders Eklund, Anders Tisell, Richard Levi, Evren Özarslan, Ida Blystad (2023) MRI with generalized diffusion encoding reveals damaged white matter in patients previously hospitalized for COVID-19 and with persisting symptoms at follow-up Brain Communications, Vol. 5, Article fcad284 Continue to DOI
Jörg Schilcher, Alva Nilsson, Oliver Andlid, Anders Eklund (2023) Fusion of electronic health records and radiographic images for a multimodal deep learning prediction model of atypical femur fractures Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 168, Article 107704 Continue to DOI
Luigi Belcastro (2023) Multi-frequency SFDI: depth-resolved scattering models of wound healing
Petra Jacobson, Leili Lind, Hans L. Persson (2023) Applying the Rome Proposal on Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Does Comorbid Chronic Heart Failure Matter? The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Vol. 18, p. 2055-2064 Continue to DOI

Doctoral studies

Postgraduate studies at the Department of Biomedical Engineering are characterized by their multidisciplinary profile, where research and education takes place at the meeting place of medicine and technology. The aim of postgraduate education is to provide broader and deeper knowledge within the field of medical technology and specific knowledge in the dissertation field, as well as providing research experiences and skills in research methodology.

Faculty of Science and Engineering Doctoral studies Biomedical Engineering Sciences Martin Hultman

Doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering Sciences

Biomedical Engineering Sciences is characterised by its interdisciplinary profile, where research and education take place in the scientific field between medicine and technology.

Undergraduate education

We educate bachelor level engineers and master level engineers. This is done both through the degree program in biomedical engineering as well as in collaboration with other engineering programs. The proximity to the hospital allows for field trips, demonstrations and laboratory work in clinics. Experts from the hospital are often hired as lecturers in their areas of expertise. 

Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme, 120 credits

This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes, and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare.

News about biomedical engineering

Male researcher in lab, blue background light.

SEK 13 million for research into solving murders using AI

Was it murder, poisoning or was the death maybe caused by disease? Researchers have now been granted SEK 13 million from the Swedish Research Council to develop a methodology to solve crimes using detailed analyses and artificial intelligence.

Gunnar Cedersund in front of image illustrating the model of different organs.

Digital twins to be tested in health care environments – LiU leads the EU project

Digital twins will now be tested in real health care environments, in an EU-financed project. The idea is that having a digital copy will make you follow advice from the health care better.

Demonstration of surgical method.

Bioengineered cornea can restore sight to the blind and visually impaired

LiU-researchers have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. In a pilot study, the implant restored vision to 20 people with diseased corneas.

Upcoming events

8 December 2023

15 December 2023

Public defence of doctoral thesis in Biomedical Engineering: Luigi Belcastro

1.15 pm – 5.00 pm Belladonna, Building 511/001, floor 9, University Hospital Campus (US), Linköping

Luigi Belcastro, at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT), defends his thesis entitled "Multi-frequency SFDI: depth-resolved scattering models of wound healing". Opponent is Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg, professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Supervisor is Rolf B Saager, Associate professor, Linköping University. The event is open to the public and it will be possible to participate via Zoom. Language: English. 


22 January 2024

Public defence of doctoral thesis in biomedical engineering sciences: Deneb Boito

1.15 pm – 5.00 pm Granitsalen, Building 440, floor 9, entrance Norra entrén, University Hospital, Linköping

Deneb Boito, at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT), defends his thesis entitled, "Diffusion MRI with generalised gradient waveforms: methods, models, and neuroimaging applications". Opponent is Frederik B. Laun, professor, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. Supervisor is Evren Özarslan, Senior Associate Professor, Linköping University. The event is open to the public and it will be possible to participate via Zoom. Language: English.



Contact us

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Visiting addresses

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Building 462, entrance 71 or 65, floor 11-13
Building 006, entrance 54, floor 11
Campus US

Postal address

Linköping University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Campus US
SE-581 83 Linköping

Fint your way to IMT

IMT has its premises at Campus US. Our administration as well as the majority of our researchers are located in building 462. The easiest ways to find us are via the University Hospital Campus (US) Main entrance (entrance 65), entrance 71 (IMT's parking), entrance 54 (Hugo Theorells torg) or entrance 69 (clinical pathology).

Entrance 65

Walk past Deli Marché on the left and follow signs for IMT down the stairs. When you get to the lower floor follow the corridor straight ahead until it divides. You will then find stairwells and lifts to IMT directly on your left.

Entrance 71

Enter the corridor through the doors to the left immediately after the entrance. When the corridor divides you find stairwells and lifts to IMT on your right.

Entrance 54

Directly on your right take the stairs down one floor, go straight ahead in the corridor named "Cellgången". Soon you will see lifts to IMT on your left.

Entrance 69

Go up the ramp and then take the spiral staircase up one floor to floor 8. From here take left in the corridor marked "Kulvert till övriga sjukhuset". Go straight ahead until you see lifts to IMT on your right.

House 006, entrance 54

Our neuroengineering researchers can be found in house 006. The easiest way to get to them is via entrance 54 at Hugo Theorells torg. Go straight ahead and then left through the IT department's premises. Follow signs for "IMT, Neuroteknik".

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