Sara Qvarlander

I work as a researcher in the Umeå Hydrocephalus Research Group. Mainly I work with modeling and analysis of the pressure in the brain (intracranial pressure) and the flow dynamics in the fluid system that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid system). My research is mainly focused at developing and validating protocols and analysis methods for lumbar infusion measurements, which are performed at the Neurological Department at Umeå University Hospital. Right now, I am the project manager for a Nordic multicenter study where we investigate whether this type of examination can be used to personalize the treatment of so-called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. 

I am also active inMedTech4Health, a National Strategic Innovation Program financed by VINNOVA, where I represent the Center for Medical Technology and Physics (CMTF), which acts as one of the program's regional nodes. 

Degrees   
I have a degree in Engineering Physics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (2008) and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Dept. of Radiation Sciences, Umeå University (2013).    

Research and Development projects 
Individual treatment optimization for normal pressure hydrocephalus  

Scientific Publications 
Seelist of publicationsat my Umeå University homepage  

Contakt 
Phone: 090-785 41 52 
Email: sara.qvarlander@regionvasterbotten.se   or   sara.qvarlander@umu.se 
Homepage at Umeå University