Abdominal transplantation imaging

Jarl Å. JakobsenGroup leader
Jarl Å. Jakobsen
Group leader

Each year, approximately 300 kidney, 100 liver and 30 pancreatic organ transplantations are performed at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. Also, our hospital is a referral center for hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery. The high volumes of transplantations and surgical procedures place the hospital close to the top internationally. The demand and costs for high quality medial imaging and knowledge is skyrocketing. Our expertise involves relevant imaging practice and research. Our research focuses on the evidence-based use of imaging before and after transplantation and cancer management, including disease detection, treatment selection, treatment planning, and treatment follow-up. We optimize the use and clinical application of imaging modalities such as ultrasound, MRI and CT including optimal and safe use of contrast media and tissue sampling. Patients are often followed up at regular intervals in our hospital, making our data bases extensive, which leads to reliable and complete results.

Research projects

  • Imaging of complications after organ transplantation
  • Clinical utility of contrast media
  • Optimization of imaging protocols
  • Cancer detection and staging

Contact information
Group leader Jarl Å. Jakobsen, Unit for Abdominal Radiology – Rikshospitalet, E-mail: j.a.jakobsen@medisin.uio.no, Mobile: +47 916 87 807