News & Events:

Feb 2024 The MRI software platform have a planned upgrade from RX28.05 to MR30.1. The new platform enables the use of AI technology from GE (Air Recon DL) for improving data quality/reducing scan times.

2023 The number of patients included in The Brain Imaging Register has now passed 2300 included. The number of saliva tests >900.

2023 New projects included:
(Bergen 4 day Treatment, Neurobiological markers of responses to concentrated exposure therapy), HMAS (A prospective study of stem cell therapy in multiple sclerosis), Overlord-MS (Ocrelizumab VErsus Rituximab off-Label at the Onset of Relapsing MS Disease).

Mar 2023 Upgrade of the fMRI-computer (running functional MRI paradigms).

Apr 2022 GE user meeting in Stockholm, presentation of the Core facility

Dec 2021 Seminar OUH Core Facilities, Sogn Arena, Oslo

Sept 2021 Upgrade of NeuroQuant and NeuroQuant MS software from 

Aug 2021 New research sequences available at the MRI-scanner: Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM), third party sequence from Cornell University.

2021 Inclusion of new projects:
The NO-ALS study (A randomized placebo-controlled trial of nicotinamide/pterostilbene supplement in ALS), R-LINK (Optimizing response to Li treatment through personalized evaluation of individuals with bipolar I disorder). Mindlock (Brain mechanisms underlying suicidal vulnerability).

2020 Inclusion of new projects:
BrainMint (Brains and minds in transition: The dark side of neuroplasticity during sensitive life phase), ImPRESS (Imaging Perfusion Restrictions from Extracellular Solid Stress), NOR-MS (Norwegian study of Oral cladribine and Rituximab in Multiple Sclerosis)

Nov 2019 New standard minimum research protocol established. Research sequences available includes DTI ABCD (, enhanced ASL and MP2RAGE.

Aug 2019 New employment: Research engineer and MRI-radiographer, Ellen Regine Olsrud

May 2019 Upgrade to GE SIGNA Premier 3.0T (full hardware and software upgrade). 

Nov 2018 The number of patients included in The Brain Imaging Registry has now passed 1700. Data from more than 3400 MRI scans is now available for research projects.

Oct 2018 Ole A. Andreassen, NORMENT, has been awarded the Bergesen prize (Bergesenprisen) for Outstanding Research in Psychiatry.

Aug 2018 Lars Tjelta Westlye, NORMENT, has been granted the prestigious ERC starting grant for the project "Brains and minds in transition: The dark side of neuroplasticity during sensitive life phase”.

June 2018 Lars Tjelta Westlye, NORMENT, awarded Oslo University Hospital Early Career Award. His research focuses on discoveries of brain imaging markers of mental illness.
News article from

2018 National workshop in RSI and microstructure/diffusion MRI

Nov 2017 The number of patients included in The Brain Imaging Register has now passed 1400 included.

Sept 2017 Seminar: MR and CT in brain diseases – in research and in the clinic.
w/Maria A. Rocca (invited international speaker, researcher Multiple Sclerosis, Milan, Italy)

Mar 2017 New body coil was installed and a pilot study for differentiating muscle/fat started up.  

Oct 2016 Synergy meeting at Gardermoen, October 18th:  “Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and detection of GABA with MEGA-PRESS”.  If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to

Sept 2016 Presentation of the Core Facility at a meeting for neuroscientists at Refsnes gods in Moss.

Sept 2016 MEGA-PRESS spectroscopy for detection of GABA will be installed at the site and made available for research projects.

Aug 2016 The number of patients included in The Brain Imaging Register has now passed 1000 included.

May 2016 Research on ticks and neuroborrelioses. National study with MR-data from the Core Facility included.
Read the article in Dagens Medisin (in Norwegian)   
Read the article in Aftenposten (in Norwegian)

Nov 2015 Seminar marking the official re-opening of the MR-facilities after the upgrade

May 2015 New standard research protocol in place

Jan 2015 Synergy meeting at OUS with GE Healthcare, and University of Bergen/Helse Bergen, Haukeland

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