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.
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.