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Odd Helge Gilja

Odd Helge Gilja

Adjunct Professor
University of Bergen


Odd Helge Gilja was born in Bergen, Norway in 1962. He received his Medical Degree at University of Bergen in 1990. He did his Ph.D. at University of Bergen in 1997. He specialised in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Haukeland University Hospital. He was appointed Associate Professor at Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen in 2001 and professor from 2002. He was president of the Norwegian Society for Diagnostic Ultrasound in Medicine from 2001 to 2007. He has been Advisory Board member of European Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) from 2001. He was appointed chairman of EFSUMB's Education and Professional Standards Committee in 2007 and still is. He is Editor of 4 books, has written 25 book chapters, and is author of over 100 scientific papers. He has twice won the European Young Investigators Award of EFSUMB. He was in 2006 elected to give the prestigious Euroson Lecture in Bologna. His present positions are: Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen; Senior Consultant at National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway; and Director of MedViz - an interdisciplinary R&D cluster in medical imaging and visualisation.

Research Interest

Abdominal ultrasound scanning Elastography 3D ultrasound, strain imaging Contrast-enhanced ultrasound Gastric motility Ultrasound visualisation.