Isabella Björkman-Burtscher

Professor/ Chief Physician

Department of Radiology
Visiting address
Bruna stråket 11b v 2 su/sahlgrenska
41345 Göteborg
Postal address
Sahlgenska universitetssjukhuset
41345 Göteborg

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;

MR safety

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.

Interventional Neuroradiology

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.