Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV)


CMIV is a multidisciplinary research center initiated by Linköping University, Region Östergötland and Sectra AB.

CMIV conducts focused front-line research within multidisciplinary projects providing solutions to tomorrow’s clinical issues. The mission is to develop future methods and tools for image analysis and visualization for applications within health care and medical research.

CMIV is formally a center within Linköping University and is governed by its Board of Directors, with representatives from academia, health care and industry. The Scientific Council, appointed among the senior researchers affiliated with CMIV, manages the research agenda of CMIV.  The day-to-day operations of CMIV is handled by a group of core staff.


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Advanced CT Exams for Heart and Vessels

This flagship project combines mainly coronary artery morphology and cardiac function research with CT at CMIV.

Photo of Principal Investigator Rebecca Böhme and research assistant Morgan Frost Karlsson.

Experiencing the Self through Touch

Through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) this project gathers information about the boundaries between the self and others and compares the outcome of the reactions of neurotypical volunteers with participants with a psychiatric disorder

Researchers around a computer.


Analytic Imaging Diagnostics Arena (AIDA) is a national arena for research and innovation on analytic image-based diagnostics.

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Post-COVID syndrome made researchers combine different perspectives

In a large research project, researchers are working across disciplines to understand post-COVID from several different aspects. At the same time, they are researching the interdisciplinary process itself.

Researchers discussing in front of a big screen displaying an image of a brain.

Advanced MRI technology detects changes in the brain after COVID-19

Researchers at LiU have examined the brains of 16 patients previously hospitalised for COVID-19 with persisting symptoms. Their findings can bring insights into the underlying mechanisms of persisting neurological problems after COVID-19.

male and female researchers discuss a CT scan.

Immune system ageing can be revealed by CT scan

Thymus may play a bigger role in the immune system of adults than was previously believed. With age, the glandular tissue in the thymus is replaced by fat, but the rate at which this happens is linked to sex, age and lifestyle factors.

Research School


Courses and Meetings

A Glimpse of CMIV

Instant Check of the Human Heart with Supercomputer

CMIV Researchers use information from computer tomography images to simulate the heart function of an individual patient. The modelling methods were originally developed in the motor industry, and the simulations are run at the National Supercomputer Centre at LiU.

From Research to Patient

Technology Close to Healthcare




Visiting Address

Campus US
From Entrance 1 (southern entrance):
Elevator A, floor 11
From Entrance 7 (northern entrance):
Elevator K, floor 11

Postal Address

Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization
Linköping University
University Hospital
581 85 Linköping



Modality Managers

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Christer Holm


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Henrik Ekman


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Petter Quick


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CMIV Researchers

Scientific Council