MIPT’s latest research results were noticed by Iltalehti


MIPT’s latest research results were noticed by Iltalehti.







MIPT’s Mia Hautala selected as a student of the year 2016


Mia Hautala has been selected as a student of the year 2016 by Oulun yliopistoseura ry.







Tauno Tönning Foundation grant for M.Sc.(tech) V. Korhonen


PhD student Vesa Korhonen (MIPT, OFNI) has received a funding of 4000 euros from Tauno Tönning Foundation for the doctoral thesis “Investigating signal fluctuations of brain networks using multimodal neuroimaging system”.







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.