The Jonasson Centre for Medical Imaging

The Jonasson Centre for Medical Imaging was established in 2014 after a donation from Kerstin och Rune Jonasson. The overall aim of the Centre is for healthcare, technology and research in the region to become world-leading within image function.

The 3rd Deep Learning workshop at STH

Location: Jonasson lab (7th floor, STH building, Flemingsberg)

Time: 19 Dec, 9:00 – 17:00

Contact person: Chunliang Wang, chunwan@kth.se, 0705721418

Program: The 3rd Deep Learning workshop at STH.pdf (pdf 118 kB)

Jonasson Centre for Medical Imaging inaugurated

Monday 26 October the Jonasson Centre for Medical Imaging was inaugurated – a centre with advanced research equipment at KTH School of Technology and Health. The flagship of the centre was also inaugurated – an advanced MRI scanner from Philips, intended to be used in both research and healthcare. The MRI is the second of its kind in Sweden.

In the afternoon, a scientific symposium took place, with an inauguration speech held by KTH's president Peter Gudmundson. Current research in medical engineering was presented, as well as the latest technology within the fields of MRI, microscopy and other imaging systems and the possibilities offered by the new technologies.

Rune and Kerstin Jonasson

In 2011, KTH Royal Institute of Technology received a donation of 70 million SEK from Rune and Kerstin Jonasson.

It was one of the major donations of private kind in the history of KTH.

The endowment shall primarily be used for research purposes within the field of medical engineering, through the procurement of qualified equipment for medical imaging.

The intention is to create a high technology infrastructure constituting a platform for research collaboration between KTH, Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital, within the field of medical engineering.

Part of the endowment can also be used to recruit cutting-edge expertise in the field. Four million SEK are dedicated to research collaboration with South Korea.

They gave away everything

The Summer 2015 issue of Nordea Private Banking's magazine Fair contains a report about KTH's donors Kerstin and Rune Jonasson.

They gave away everything (In Swedish) (PDF 7.9 MB)

Rune Jonasson's 90th birthday

On December 14th 2015 Rune Jonasson celebrated his 90th birthday. The birthday gift from KTH was a bench named after him that was inaugurated by president Peter Gudmundson on KTH's main campus. Since two years, there is a similar bench named after Kerstin Jonasson.

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