Biomedical engineering

Research close to the clinic

Medicinsk teknik

Thor Balkhed

Research is carried out in a unique and very close collaboration with clinical practice. Instruments and systems are developed for diagnostic methods and treatments, and our research has been the basis of many spin-off companies through the years. At LiU research is also carried out into the flows in the heart and blood vessels, and within medical imaging and visualization.

Informatics research also contributes to extracting exact and relevant information from huge datasets, and advanced image analysis is also used here. Research into physiological measurements is a further speciality at LiU.

Researchers in biomedical engineering at LiU have not only been involved in starting spin-off companies, but also contributed with patents and knowledge. Companies that have benefited in one way or another from research at LiU include Perimed, Sectra, Amra, Biacore and Glycobond.

LiU is also home to the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV).
The research we carry out into medical visualization is described separately below.

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