Miika Nieminen and Matti Hanni from MIPT have co-authored a chapter in an upcoming book


Miika Nieminen and Matti Hanni from MIPT have co-authored a chapter with Mikko Nissi and Yang Xia in an upcoming book titled “Biophysics and Biochemistry of Cartilage by NMR and MRI”. The book will be published in September 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78262-133-1.







Research article published


Casula V, Autio J, Nissi MJ, Auerbach EJ, Ellermann J, Lammentausta E, Nieminen MT. Validation and Optimization of Adiabatic T1ρ and T2ρ for Quantitative Imaging of Articular Cartilage at 3 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26183 (2016)







Research article published


Podlipská, J. et al. Comparison of Diagnostic Performance of Semi-Quantitative Knee Ultrasound and Knee Radiography with MRI: Oulu Knee Osteoarthritis Study. Sci. Rep. 6, 22365; doi: 10.1038/srep22365 (2016)







Research article published


The establishment of local diagnostic reference levels in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a practical tool for the optimisation and for quality assurance management E. Saukko; A. Henner; M. T. Nieminen; S.-M. Ahonen Radiation Protection Dosimetry 2016; doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncw018







Dr. Jari Rautiainen was awarded The Best Doctoral Thesis Award 2015


Dr. Jari Rautiainen, supervised by Professor Miika Nieminen, and co-supervised by Adjunct Professor Mikko Nissi, was awarded The Best Doctoral Thesis Award 2015 by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oulu at the 13th Science Day of the Campus of Kontinkangas.







Six abstracts accepted for the ISMRM annual meeting


Rautiainen J, Rieppo L, Saarakkala S, Nissi MJ. Orientation anisotropy of quantitative rotating and laboratory frame relaxation parameters in articular cartilage. Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (oral presentation)

Elsayed H, Hanni M, Rautiainen J, Nissi MJ, Nieminen MT. Correlation time mapping of degenerated human and bovine articular cartilage reveals tissue structure and degenerative changes. Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (e-poster presentation)

Kajabi AB, Casula V, Peuna A, Saarakkala S, Lammentausta E, Guermazi A, Nieminen MT. Assessment of meniscus with adiabatic T1ρ and T2ρ in asymptomatic subjects and patients with early osteoarthritis: Oulu knee osteoarthritis study. Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (oral presentation)

Peuna A, Hekkala J, Haapea M, Podlipska J, Saarakkala S, Nieminen MT, Lammentausta E. Texture analysis of T2 relaxation time maps reveals degenerative changes in articular cartilage: Oulu Knee Osteoarthritis study. Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (oral presentation)

Peuna A, Hekkala J, Haapea M, Podlipska J, Guermazi A, Nieminen MT, Saarakkala S, Lammentausta E. Variable angle GLCM analysis for T2 maps of osteoarthritic knee cartilage evaluation with endpoint analysis: Oulu Knee Osteoarthritis study. Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (e-poster presentation)

Casula V, Nissi MJ, Podlipská J, Haapea M, Saarakkala S, Guermazi A, Lammentausta E, Nieminen MT. Elevated adiabatic T1ρ and T2ρ in articular cartilage are associated with symptoms and structural changes in early osteoarthritis. Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (poster presentation)







Doctoral thesis approved


Jukka Hirvasniemi successfully defended his doctoral thesis Novel X-ray-based methods for diagnostics of osteoarthritis on Friday 4 December 2015 in Auditorium 7 of Oulu University Hospital. Associate Professor Martin Englund from Lund University, acted as the opponent. The custodian was Associate Professor Simo Saarakkala from University of Oulu.







Doctoral thesis approved


Päivi Toljamo successfully defended her doctoral thesis Dual-energy digital radiography in the assessment of bone characteristics on Friday 16 October 2015 in Auditorium 7 of Oulu University Hospital. Professor Hannu Eskola from Tampere University of Technology, acted as the opponent. The custodian was Professor Miika Nieminen from University of Oulu.







CALL FOR MULTIPLE SENIOR, POSTDOC AND JUNIOR RESEARCH POSITIONS


Multiple postdoc or senior researcher (research associate) and PhD student positions are open in
the research group lead by professor Miika Nieminen at the Research Unit of Medical Imaging,
Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Finland. (more…)







Miika Nieminen awarded the ISMRM Fellowship Award


Miika Nieminen was awarded the Fellowship Award of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) for his significant and substantial contribution to the research in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of articular cartilage and other musculoskeletal tissues. He is the first Finnish scientist to receive this award.