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Martin Biermann

Professor, Senior consultant physician
  • E-mailMartin.Biermann@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 97 76 43+47 986 67 762
  • Visitor Address
    Nuclear Medicine/PET-centre
    Parkbygget, Haukeland University Hospital
    5021 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Research groups:

Neck endocrine disease (leader)

Abdominal Imaging (member)

Translation research in nevrodegeneration and aging (member)

Paediatric Imaging group (member)

Medviz (member)


Associate editor of Clinical Thyroidology
Editorial Board Thryoid

Nuclear Medicine at the University of Bergen

My teaching blog

Faculty of Medicine Teaching Quality Award 2017

Best teacher 2019 (Medical Graduates' Award Dec 2019)

Online lectures

Course in Nuclear Medicine (new curriculum)

National server for education in Nuclear Medicine

A national e-learning platform for training specialists in Nuclear Medicine in Norway

On-line lectures (HTML5 format)
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Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Gastroparesis symptoms associated with intestinal hypomotility: An explorative study using wireless motility capsule. Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Assessing extraprostatic extension by mpMRI of the prostate: Mehralivand’s EPE grade or EPE Likert score? Radiology: Imaging Cancer.
  • Show author(s) 2020. An Open Source Solution for “Hands-on” teaching of PET/CT to Medical Students under the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nuklearmedizin. 10-15.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Wireless motility capsule compared with scintigraphy in the assessment of diabetic gastroparesis. Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Evaluation of a new e-learning framework for teaching nuclear medicine and radiology to undergraduate medical students. Acta Radiologica Open. 1-6.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Building an inclusive classroom – a blended course in Nuclear Medicine. UPED-skrift. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Adrenal Venous Sampling for Assessment of Autonomous Cortisol Secretion. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 4553-4560.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Added value of 18F-FDG PET-CT in staging of Ewing sarcoma in children and young adults. European Journal of Hybrid Imaging.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Optimising preoperative risk stratification tools for prostate cancer using mpMRI. European Radiology. 1016-1026.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Injury mechanisms and electromyographic changes after injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve: Experiments in a porcine model. Head and Neck. 274-282.
  • Show author(s) 2017. E-learning for medical imaging specialists: introducing blended learning in a nuclear medicine specialist course. Acta Radiologica Open. 1-5.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Mitochondrial DNA homeostasis is essential for nigrostriatal integrity. Mitochondrion (Amsterdam. Print). 33-37.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Impact of EMG changes in continuous vagal nerve monitoring in high-risk endocrine neck surgery. World Journal of Surgery. 672-680.
  • Show author(s) 2016. F-18-FDG PET-CT in children and young adults with Ewing sarcoma diagnosed in Norway during 2005-2012: a national population-based study. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 441-446.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Estimated cumulative radiation dose received by diagnostic imaging during staging and treatment of operable Ewing sarcoma 2005–2012. Pediatric Radiology. 82-88.
  • Show author(s) 2016. EMG changes during continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring with sustained recurrent laryngeal nerve traction in a porcine model. Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery.
  • Show author(s) 2016. A national e-learning platform for training specialists in Nuclear Medicine in Norway. UPED-skrift.
  • Show author(s) 2016. A human clinical trial using ultrasound and microbubbles to enhance gemcitabine treatment of inoperable pancreatic cancer. Journal of Controlled Release. 172-181.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Post-PET ultrasound improves specificity of 18F-FDG-PET for recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer while maintaining sensitivity. Acta Radiologica. 1350-1360.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Metabolic tumor volume on 18F-FDG PET/CT improves preoperative identification of high-risk endometrial carcinoma patients. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1191-1198.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Introduction of positron emission tomography into the Western Norwegian Health Region: Regional balance in resource utilization from 2009 to 2014. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 512-517.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Impact of EMG Changes in Continuous Vagal Nerve Monitoring in High-Risk Endocrine Neck Surgery. World Journal of Surgery.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Excellent response of intramedullary Erdheim-Chester disease to vemurafenib: a case report. BMC Research Notes. 1-5.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Default-mode network functional connectivity is closely related to metabolic activity. Human Brain Mapping. 2027-2038.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Comparison of Slope and Area algorithms for quantifying split renal function in dynamic renography. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1772.
  • Show author(s) 2015. 1.5-T multiparametric MRI using PI-RADS: a region by region analysis to localize the index-tumor of prostate cancer in patients undergoing prostatectomy. Acta Radiologica. 500-511.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Latencies longer than 3.5 ms after vagus nerve stimulation does not exclude a nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve. BMC Surgery.
  • Show author(s) 2014. High cardiac background activity limits <sup>99m</sup>Tc-MIBI radioguided surgery in aortopulmonary window parathyroid adenomas. BMC Surgery.
  • Show author(s) 2014. A simple versatile solution for collecting multidimensional clinical data based on the CakePHP web application framework. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 70-79.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Severe nigrostriatal degeneration without clinical parkinsonism in patients with polymerase gamma mutations. Brain. 2393-2404.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Progressive striatal necrosis associated with anti-NMDA receptor antibodies. BMC Neurology. 4 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Thyroid cancer surgery in Germany : An analysis of the nationwide DRG statistics 2005-2006. Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery. 421-428.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Quantitative comparison of myocardial perfusion defects using different reconstruction algorithms. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology. 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. SPECT/CT hybrid imaging; with which CT? Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging. 208-212.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Clinical outcomes of adjuvant external-beam radiotherapy for differentiated thyroid cancer Results after 874 patient-years of follow-up in the MSDS-trial. Nuklearmedizin. 89-98.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Procedure guideline for radioiodine therapy and (131)iodine whole-body scintigraphy in paediatric patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. Nuklearmedizin. 224-231.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Strahlentherapie des Schilddrüsenkarzinoms. Der Onkologe. 87-92.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Radiojodtherapie des Schilddrüsenkarzinoms. Der Onkologe. 70-77.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Guidelines on radioiodine therapy for differentiated thyroid carcinoma: impact on clinical practice. Nuklearmedizin. 229-237.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Should high hTG levels in absence of iodine uptake be treated? European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 160-163.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Multicenter Study Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (MSDS): Diminished acceptance of adjuvant external beam radiotherapy for differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Nuklearmedizin. 244-250.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Functional and morphological evidence for a ventricular conduction system in zebrafish and Xenopus hearts. American Journal of Physiology. H1152-H1160.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Acute toxicity of adjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced differentiated thyroid cancer: First results of the Multicenter Study Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (MSDS). Strahlentherapie und Onkologie (Print). 821-827.
  • Show author(s) 2002. How many high-risk patients with differentiated thyroid cancer need a “Tumor Center” per year? Nuklearmedizin.
  • Show author(s) 2002. GCP-compliant management of the Multicentric Study Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (MSDS) with a relational database under Oracle 8i. Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie in Medizin und Biologie. 441-459.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Therapy monitoring in aspergillosis using F-18 FDG positron emission tomography. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 232-233.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Differential effects of cytochalasin D and 2,3 butanedione monoxime on isometric twitch force and transmembrane action potential in isolated ventricular muscle: implications for optical measurements of cardiac repolarization. Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 1348-1357.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Cytochalasin D as an excitation-contraction uncoupler for optically mapping action potentials in wedges of ventricular myocardium. Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 1336-1347.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Transmembrane voltage changes produced by real and virtual electrodes during monophasic defibrillation shock delivered by an implantable electrode. Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 1031-1045.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2012. Multimodal imaging for suspected recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC): FDG-PET-CT, I-131-SPECT-CT, ultrasound (US) and US-guided fine needle biopsy (FNB).
  • Show author(s) 2011. Multimodal imaging for diagnosis and treatment of recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC)FDG-PET-CT, contrast-enhanced CT (CE-CT), I-131-SPECT-CT, ultrasound (US) and US-guided fine needle biopsy (FNB).
  • Show author(s) 2011. FDG-PET-CT, I-131-SPECT-CT, ultrasound (US) and US-guided fine needle biopsy (FNB) for recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC).
  • Show author(s) 2010. Multimodal imaging of differentiated thyroid cancer: FDG-PET-CT, I-131-SPECT-CT and ultrasound.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Effects of CT attenuation correction and reconstruction method on myocardial SPECT perfusion imaging.
  • Show author(s) 2009. PET-imaging in gastrointestinal oncology.
  • Show author(s) 2009. PET-CT ved cancer i oesofagus og ventrikkel.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Adjuvant external beam radiotherapy for diffentiated thyroid cancer.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) 2012. Erdheim-Chester disease presenting with an intramedullary spinal cord lesion. Journal of Neurology. 2240-2242.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) 2012. Insidentell thyreoideacancer ved F-18-FDG-PET. Noraforum : tidsskrift for radiologi. 14-16.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 1994. Reproducibility of cardial electrophysiological mapping.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2013. Ultrasound-assisted treatment of an inoperable pancreatic cancer. 4 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Thyroid cancer. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Multimodal Visualization with Interactive Closeups. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2005. External beam radiotherapy. 23 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Precision and reproducibility of cardiac mapping. 30 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Fast fluorescent mapping of electrical activity in the heart: Practical guide to experimental design and applications. 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1993. The interpretation of cardiac electrograms. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Precision and reproducibility of isochronal cardiac mapping. 28 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Ultrasound and microbubble enhanced treatment of inoperable pancreatic adeonocarcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Value of preoperative 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoroglucose positron emission tomography/computer tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in endometrial carcinomas. Acta Radiologica. 13-13.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The use of F18 FDG PET-CT in children and young adults with Ewing Sarcoma diagnosed in Norway 2005-2012. A national, population based study. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. S204-S204.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Multimodal imaging of differentiated thyroid cancer: FDG-PET-CT, I-131-SPECT-CT and ultrasound [Abstract]. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. S291-S291.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Effects of CT attenuation correction and reconstruction method on myocardial SPECT perfusion imaging. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. S285-S286.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Metabolic tumor volume on FDG-PET/CT predicts deep myometrial invasion, lymph node metastases and survival in patients with endometrial carcinoma .
  • Show author(s) 2012. False positive FDG-uptake in neck and mediastinum in recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC).
  • Show author(s) 2010. Multimodal imaging for recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer: Ultrasound, I-131-SPECT-CT, FDG-PET-CT and fine-needle biopsy.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2021. Diagnostic Hybrid PET/CT and PET/MR with 18 F-FDG Perform Similarly in Recurrent Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Clinical Thyroidology. 32-37.
  • Show author(s) 2020. [18F]tetrafluoroborate-PET Outperforms 131I-SPECT/CT in a Series of 25 Patients with Suspected Recurrent Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Clinical Thyroidology. 394-384.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Ultrasound Classification Systems Estimating Thyroid Malignancy Fail to Recognize Hyperfunctional Nodules. Clinical Thyroidology. 225-228.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Radiofrequency Ablation and Laser Ablation of Benign Thyroid Nodules Are Similarly Effective at 6 Months in a Prospective, Randomized Trial. Clinical Thyroidology.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Multimodal imaging of thyroid cancer. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. 335-344.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Multimodal imaging of thyroid cancer. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. 335-344.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Most “Recurrences” of Thyroid Cancer Represent Persistent Rather Than Recurrent Disease. Clinical Thyroidology. 108-111.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Automated analysis of gray-scale ultrasound images of thyroid nodules (“radiomics”) may outperform image interpretation by less experienced thyroid radiologists. Clinical Thyroidology. 332-336.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Does Core Needle Biopsy Have A Role in the Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules with Indeterminate Cytology? Clinical Thyroidology. 232-234.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Gastroparese - årsaker, diagnostikk og behandling. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 822-826.
  • Show author(s) 2016. F18-FDG-PET for recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer: a systematic meta-analysis. Acta Radiologica. 1193-1200.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Is there a role for PET-CT and SPECT-CT in pediatric oncology? Acta Radiologica. 1037-1045.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Nuclear Medicine in Europe: Education. Nuklearmedizin. 35-46.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Positronemisjonstomografi ved nevroendokrine svulster. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1474-1477.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Die Autoophthalmoskopie. Eine historische Rückschau. Zeitschrift für praktische Augenheilkunde. 191-195.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Nukleærmedisinsk bildediagnostikk. 113-123. In:
    • Show author(s) 2019. Nevrologi og nevrokirurgi ; fra barn til voksen. Fagbokforlaget.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Nukleærmedisinsk bildediagnostikk. 127-139. In:
    • Show author(s) 2014. Nevrologi og nevrokirurgi fra barn til voksen, 6.utgave. Forlaget Vett & Viten AS.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Maligne Schilddrüsentumoren. 734-737. In:
    • Show author(s) 2003. Therapie der Krankheiten im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Springer-Verlag.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Multimodal imaging of thyroid and parathyroid disease


New resarch group Neck Endocrine Disease

National server for education in Nuclear Medicine

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