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About Isabella Björkman-Burtscher
Isabella Björkman-Burtscher is
Professor of Neuroradiology at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and
Senior Consultant at the Department of Neuroradiology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ongoing research project
Below are some of the research projects I am currently involved in. The neuroradiological research group has its own projects and participates with neuroradiological expertise in a number of different projects within the University of Gothenburg (GU) and Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU).
Epilepsy and Ultra-High Field (7T) MRI
My research group conducts magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research at the national 7T facility in Lund with a focus on mapping and characterizing epileptogenic lesions in patients with, above all, therapy-resistant epilepsy. International collaborations are ongoing.
Ultra-high field (7T) MR
In addition, I am involved in two additional projects at the national 7T facility that focus on imaging of the central nervous system in paedophilia and imaging of the wrist in patients with hand surgery diseases or injuries to the wrist.
Neuroradiological research focusing on high field (3T) magnetic resonance imaging
This research is conducted in a number of areas either based on our own research group or as collaborators in other research groups. Focus areas are:
1 / brain tumor research, which is conducted primarily in collaboration with the neurosurgical clinic and MRI physicists at Sahlgrenska University Hospital with a focus on imaging of brain tumours and their follow-up with advanced MRI methods. However, the project also includes collaborations with Chalmers and MedTechWest regarding segmentation of brain tumours in clinical routine - a project that is co-financed by the innovation platform. The group also includes a doctoral student at the Department of Radiology and one at MedTechWest with me as supervisor.
2 / iNPH research in collaboration with the iNPH group at GU and SU with a focus on perfusion and diffusion methods and their use in iNPH diagnostics and follow-up;
3 / paediatric MRI in collaboration with researchers at GU and SU but also at Lund University and focus on brain development in prematurity;
4 / preeclampsia research as part of the GoPROVE study;
In several interdisciplinary national collaborations, especially with a former doctoral student at Lund University, various aspects of MRI safety for both research and clinical routine are investigated.
Head & neck CT
Part of the research group works with a focus on CT in head & neck cancer (potential and technical optimization of Dual Energy Computed Tomography (DECT)) and CT in deep neck abscesses. The latter research is conducted in close collaboration with the ENT clinic at SU and odontological radiologists.
Projects within INR are carried out on the basis of the clinical INR activities and in collaboration with the neurology and neurosurgery departments. The group also includes a doctoral student at the department of radiology with me as supervisor.
A. J. Fagan, A. K. Bitz, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, C. M. Collins, V. Kimbrell, A. J. E. Raaijmakers
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - 2021-01-01
Automatic brain lesion segmentation on standard magnetic resonance images: a scoping
The clinical significance of the T2-FLAIR mismatch sign in grade II and III gliomas: a population-based
Reporting frequency of radiology findings increases after introducing visual rating scales in the primary care diagnostic work up of subjective and mild cognitive
C. Hakansson, G. Torisson, E. Londos, O. Hansson, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, D. van Westen
European Radiology - 2020-01-01
MRI diffusion and perfusion alterations in the mesencephalon and pons as markers of disease and symptom reversibility in idiopathic normal pressure
Randomized Control Trial of Postnatal rhIGF-1/rhIGFBP-3 Replacement in Preterm Infants: Post-hoc Analysis of Its Effect on Brain
S. Horsch, A. Parodi, B. Hallberg, M. Malova, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, I. Hansen-Pupp, N. Marlow, K. Beardsall, D. Dunger, M. van Weissenbruch, L. E. H. Smith, M. Hamdani, A. Mangili, N. Barton, L. A. Ramenghi, Ann Hellström, D. Ley
Frontiers in Pediatrics - 2020-01-01
Subjectively Reported Effects Experienced in an Actively Shielded 7T MRI: A Large-Scale
Boel Hansson, Karin Markenroth Bloch, Titti Owman, Markus Nilsson, Jimmy Lätt, Johan Olsrud, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI - 2020-01-01
Tensor-valued diffusion MRI differentiates cortex and white matter in malformations of cortical development associated with
B. Lampinen, A. Zampeli, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, F. Szczepankiewicz, K. Kallen, M. C. Strandberg, M. Nilsson
Epilepsia - 2020-01-01
Swedish national survey on MR safety compared with CT: a false sense of
B. Hansson, J. Olsrud, J. Wilén, T. Owman, P. Höglund, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher
European Radiology - 2020-01-01
Optimization of b-values for characterization of glioma by intravoxel incoherent motion
Improvement in diagnostic quality of structural and angiographic MRI of the brain using motion correction with interleaved, volumetric
Mads Andersen, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, Anouk Marsman, Esben Thade Petersen, Vincent Oltman Boer
PloS one - 2019-01-01
Microstructural white matter alterations associated to neurocognitive deficits in childhood leukemia survivors treated with cranial radiotherapy - a diffusional kurtosis
Cecilia Follin, Daniel Svärd, Danielle van Westen, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, Pia C Sundgren, Sigridur Fjalldal, Jimmy Lätt, Markus Nilsson, Aki Johanson, Eva Marie Erfurth
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden) - 2019-01-01
Detailed assessment of hypothalamic damage in craniopharyngioma patients with
S Fjalldal, C Follin, S Gabery, P C Sundgren, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, J Lätt, P Mannfolk, C H Nordström, L Rylander, B Ekman, R Cheong, A Pålsson, Å Petersén, E M Erfurth
International journal of obesity (2005) - 2019-01-01
Short-term effects experienced during examinations in an actively shielded 7 T
Boel Hansson, Peter Höglund, Karin Markenroth Bloch, Markus Nilsson, Johan Olsrud, Jonna Wilén, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher
Bioelectromagnetics - 2019-01-01
European Ultrahigh-Field Imaging Network for Neurodegenerative Diseases
E. Düzel, J. Acosta-Cabronero, D. Berron, G. J. Biessels, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, M. Bottlaender, R. Bowtell, M. V. Buchem, A. Cardenas-Blanco, F. Boumezbeur, D. Chan, S. Clare, M. Costagli, L. de Rochefort, A. Fillmer, P. Gowland, O. Hansson, J. Hendrikse, O. Kraff, M. E. Ladd, I. Ronen, E. Petersen, J. B. Rowe, H. Siebner, T. Stoecker, S. Straub, M. Tosetti, K. Uludag, A. Vignaud, J. Zwanenburg, O. Speck
Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring - 2019-01-01