Research articles published


Podlipská J, Koski JM, Kaukinen P, Haapea M, Tervonen O, Arokoski JP & Saarakkala S (2017). Structure-symptom relationship with wide-area ultrasound scanning of knee osteoarthritis. Scientific Reports 7: 44470.

Karhula SS, Finnilä MA, Lammi MJ, Ylärinne JH, Rieppo L, Pritzker KP, Nieminen HJ, Saarakkala S (2017). Effects of Articular Cartilage Constituents on Phosphotungstic Acid Enhanced Micro-Computed Tomography. PloS One. 12(1):e0171075.

Hirvasniemi J, Thevenot J, Guermazi A, Podlipská J, Roemer FW, Nieminen MT, Saarakkala S (2017). Differences in tibial subchondral bone structure evaluated using plain radiographs between knees with and without cartilage damage or bone marrow lesions – the Oulu Knee Osteoarthritis study. Eur Radiol. doi: 10.1007/s00330-017-4826-8. [Epub ahead of print]







MRC Oulu short-term Post Doc position (3 months) for Stefan Zbyn PhD


Stefan Zbyn PhD (MIPT) has received a funding from Medical Research Center Oulu for the research project “Implementation and validation of new MR imaging contrast for early detection of osteoarthritis”.







Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant for M.Ed. (music) Mari Leppävuori


PhD student Mari Leppävuori (CREMA, MIPT) has received a funding of 20.000€ from North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund / Eeva, Esko and Timo Laapas Fund for PhD thesis on physiological and acoustic features of the human voice. 







Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher and Academy Research Fellow funding


MIPT researcher Lassi Rieppo, Ph.D., received a 3-year Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher funding (267 620 €) for a project “Quantum cascade laser infrared spectroscopic tool for assessment of the quality of articular cartilage“. MIPT is the host institution of this project.

MIPT researcher Jukka Hirvasniemi, Ph.D., received a 3-year Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher funding (252 300 €) for a project “Automated analysis of X-ray and magnetic resonance image features in prediction and diagnosis of osteoarthritis“. The host institution of this project is the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis, University of Oulu, but the project will be conducted in a close collaboration with MIPT.

MIPT researcher Heikki Nieminen, Ph.D., received a 5-year Academy of Finland Research Fellow funding (434 485 €) for a project “Ultrasound-enhanced fine-needle biopsy (USeFNB): sound-tissue –interactions“. The host institution of this project is University of Helsinki.







Simo Saarakkala in OARSI 2017


Simo Saarakkala delivered an invited lecture at the 2017 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress, Las Vegas, USA on April 27, 2017.







Three conference articles accepted for oral presentation


One manuscript accepted for the EMBEC’17 & NBC’17 joint conference:
Thevenot J, Hirvasniemi J, Finnilä M, Lehenkari P, Saarakkala S. Volumetric Assessment of Bone Microstructures by a 3D Local Binary Patterns –Based Method: Bone Changes with Osteoarthritis. IFMBE Proceedings, Springer 2017.

Two manuscripts accepted for the SCIA 2017 conference:
Tiulpin A, Thevenot J, Rahtu E, Saarakkala S. A novel method for automatic localization of joint area on knee plain radiographs. SCIA 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2017.

Kaipala J, Bordallo López M, Saarakkala S, Thevenot J. Automatic Segmentation of Bone Tissue from Computed Tomography Using a Volumetric Local Binary Patterns Based Method. SCIA 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2017.







MIPT featured in national news


http://www.iltalehti.fi/sydan/201703170203935_sd.shtml







Professor Timo Jämsä was elected as President-Elect of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES) for 2017-2019.


Professor Timo Jämsä was elected as President-Elect of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES) for 2017-2019. EAMBES is an European alliance representing 8 000 experts in the domain of medical and biological engineering and science. Prof. Jämsä is EAMBES Fellow and council member.







Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation grant


Jukka Hirvasniemi (DIOS, MIPT), Ph.D., has received a research grant of 20 000 euros from Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation for investigation of meaningful X-ray and MR image features related to osteoarthritis.







Orion research foundation grant for Ph.D. student Joonas Oinas


Ph.D. student M.Sc. Joonas Oinas has received 5 000 euro grant from the Orion research foundation.