We have received the very sad news that Prof. Jarle Rørvik passed away on March 1st, 2018.  He attended a congress in Vienna, Austria, when it happened and appeared in good shape and full vigor with his professional pursuits until the very last day.  We are shocked and extremely sorry about this tragic loss and send our condolences to his family and friends.

Jarle was a much loved colleague and mentor for many junior doctors and scientists.  He was a pioneer in new teaching methods in radiology and he was instrumental in contributing to the success of the interdisciplinary MedViz research consortium, where he was the Chairman of the Steering Board from 2010 until 2017. Jarle has been advocating the importance of bridging the gap between clinical and basic sciences. He has established/been an active member of several national and international collaborations and networks, including the Norwegian Radiological Society and the European Society of Urogenital Radiology.

Jarle’s passing is a tragic loss for all his friends and colleagues at the University of Bergen and at the Haukeland University Hospital.  He will be dearly missed.

To honor the memory of Jarle Rørvik, an open MedViz seminar will be arranged on
Friday April 27th at 12am, Dept of Radiology, Haukeland University Hospital, focusing on examples from his field of research.

— Written by Odd Helge Gilja on behalf of MedViz and the Mohn Medical Imaging and Visualization Centre team