Pediatric Radiology Research Group

 
Charlotte de Lange<br>Group leader
Charlotte de Lange
Group leader
The group was founded in January 2015.
Pediatric radiology is a wide and diverse branch of the specialty of Radiology, and regards diagnostic and interventional examinations of the whole body of children and adolescents, aged 0-18 years. Pediatric radiology is a multimodality specialty where ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, radiography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as nuclear medicine techniques are performed. Technical advances in ultrasonography, CT, and MRI has become an important part in pediatric diagnostics especially in the cardiac- and oncology imaging. Children constitute an important part of the patients at Oslo University Hospital.
 
 

Aims

 
High quality examinations in the pediatric population should be founded on evidence based research. A main goal for our research group is to stimulate high quality research to improve knowledge and further develop pediatric imaging techniques.
In this research group, we would like to gather active researchers, PhD students and other research-interested colleagues from the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine as well as colleagues from other departments involved in the pediatric patient care at Oslo University Hospital. We also invite colleagues from other hospitals in our region and from other parts of Norway. This gives us the possibility to exchange knowledge and ideas in between different groups of specializations as well as establish research with larger cohorts of pediatric populations in different, both rare and common diseases. Several of the members of this research group already have international research collaborations.
 
 

Current projects

 
  • MRI study after arterial switch operation in patients with transposition of the great arteries using 3T MRI imaging of coronary arteries and myocardial function
  • The Fontan circulation – Imaging function and long-term effects in the heart and liver, with US elastography , hepatic and cardiac MRI.
  • Whole body MRI with diffusion weighted imaging in staging and restaging of Hodgkin’s lymphoma- part of multicenter study.
  • MRI used in musculoskeletal rheumatoid and infectious disease in children.
  • Detection of early inflammatory response after cerebral/peripheral organ hypoxia and resuscitation after different neuroprotective treatment strategies using a new 18F-TSPO PET tracer in a piglet model.
 
 
 

Contact information:
Group leader: Charlotte de Lange, email clange@ous-hf.no
Visiting address/postal address: Division of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rikshospitalet, Unit for Pediatric Radiology,Oslo University Hospital, PO box 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway
Phone +47 2307000/23070275