Medical radiation sciences

The aim of our research is to widen the knowledge permitting the use of radiation for medicine and in basic biology.

Ionizing radiation is widely used in medicine for diagnostics and therapy of different diseases. Radionuclide imaging facilitates detection of the disease-associated molecular phenotype of tissues, and selection of optimal therapy. External beam radiation therapy is an efficient way to treat localized cancer by a concentrated dose to the tumour, while targeted delivery of cytotoxic radionuclides may be efficient for eradiation of disseminated cancer. The use of radioactive tracers in vitro and in vivo can also elucidate many aspects of normal biology and pathogenic alterations in biochemistry.

The aim of our research is to widen the knowledge permitting the use of radiation for medicine and in basic biology. The programme includes research in basic radiation biology to understand how living cells respond to radiation, optimal methods for radiation treatments, applied dosimetry, and development of phenotype-specific delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides to malignant tumour cells.

In several projects we collaborate with the clinics for nuclear medicine, oncology and medical physics at the Uppsala University hospital, as well as with many researches in Sweden and abroad.
 

Research groups

Medical radiation physics – Anders Ahnesjö

Head & Neck tumour targeting – Marika Nestor

Radiation biology and DNA repair – Bo Stenerlöw

Scaffold protein-based radionuclide tumour targeting – Vladimir Tolmachev


Photo radioimaging