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The Head of Department at The Intervention Centre is Erik Fosse, professor, MD. Contact information: erik.fosse[at]medisin.uio.no

Telephone number: Swithcboard: (+47) 230 70100

The video shows a walk through te operating room area at The Intervention Centre.

Main goals and objectives

The Centre has the following tasks:

1.    Develop new procedures

2.    Develop new treatment strategies

3.    Compare new and existing strategies

4.    Optimizing and development of advanced imaging techniques

5.    Study the social, economic, and organisational consequences of new procedures on health care

6.    Administration of radiation protection for all departments in the hospital

Research areas

•    MR guided intervention and surgery

•    X-ray, CT, ultrasound, video guided interventions and surgery

•    Robotics and simulators

•    Sensor technology, data management and communication technology


The Centre is part of the general operation room area at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. In addition to human procedures, The Intervention Centre has approval for animal trials in the operation theatres and hybrid suites. The staff is experienced in performing animal trials. In three suites advanced imaging equip-ment is integrated in an operation room environment.

In 2007, all advanced imaging equipment was renewed. In the combined surgical and radiological suite, the conventional angiographic equipment was substituted by a Siemens Zeego system, based on robotic technology and new advances in imaging and functionality. The Intervention Centre has a research contract with Siemens and is a test site for their Zeego system. The MRI suite was completely rebuilt into a dual room suite where a Philips 3 Tesla MRI was installed in connection to a state-of-the-art Operation theater. The MRI was funded as a joint effort by the Norwegian Research Council, the University of Oslo and Rikshospitalet. In the videoscopy room all systems are equipped with Olympus HD equipment.


The multi-disciplinary staff includes 25 persons (doctors, nurses, radio-graphers and technologists). Three professors and two associate professors, employed at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and natural sciences of University of Oslo (UiO) and the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication of the Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU), are included among the staff.

Links to Academic partners:

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
  • Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
  • Division of Biophysics and Medical Technology (NTNU)
  • Department of Electronics and Telecommunication (NTNU)

  • Organization

    The Intervention Centre is organized in The Clinic for Emergencies and Critical Care at OUH. A National Advisory board with representatives from all universities and university hospitals in Norway and the main departments of Oslo University Hospital is giving advice to the head of department.

    In order to facilitate effective management of multi-disciplinary projects, the personnel and equipment at the Centre are allocated to five sections. All projects in the Centre are allocated to one of these sections, and the project manager is reporting to one section manager. The operation rooms are managed by the unit nursing officer, reporting directly to the head of department.

    Matrix organisation

    In order to facilitate effective execution of cross-disciplinary projects, the personnel and equipment at the Centre were allocated to four sections in a matrix organisation. Each section is headed by a section manager. Each project has a project manager and the project manager reports to the section manager in charge of the project. The head of department and the section managers constitute the management group where new projects are approved. Both the equipment and the staff are available as a common resource for departments and research groups aiming at developing and quality assessment of new methods.

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    OUS Test Facility Clinical Test Facility at The Intervention Centre. The Test Facility is a professional gateway for companies with new high tech equipment in need for early phase clinical trials.


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    The Intervention Centre and Oslo University Hospital are founding members of Norway Health Tech, and work actively with Norway Health Tech to develop medtech industry in Norway.


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    English is the main language in this web portal. Information in Norwegian Norwegian text

    Donations to Medical Research

    The Interventional Centre receives donations to medical research. Questions related to donations can be sent to head of department professor Erik Fosse.


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