Grant recipient

Michael Sørensen

Multi-modal Liver Imaging: an Approach towards Individualized Treatment
Grant amount: DKK 8,506,500
Michael Sørensen says: “The number of people with impaired liver function and liver disease is increasing mainly due to obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This leads to more patients with scar tissue in the liver, ranging from mild changes (fibrosis) to established cirrhosis, as seen in patients with severe alcohol abuse. This may lead to cancer in the liver. Moreover, we have become increasingly aware of genetic diseases affecting the liver’s ability to excrete substances in the bile, which may also cause structural changes and cancer. The aim of the present project is to develop non-invasive imaging techniques for individual evaluation of the liver in patients with liver disease. We hope to be able to spare patients the need for biopsy of the liver, to improve diagnosis and staging of liver cancer, to improve the distinction between benign and malignant liver foci and to evaluate the functional consequences of genetic disorders affecting the secretory function of the liver.”
Michael Sørensen
Michael Sørensen, physician, PhD
Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital