Doctoral thesis approved

Victor Casula successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging methods for evaluation of articular cartilage in knee osteoarthritis: Free-precession and rotating-frame relaxation studies at 3 Tesla” on October 21 in Auditorium 7 of Oulu University Hospital. Professor Edwin G.H. Oei from Erasmus University Rotterdam, acted as the the opponent. The custodian was Professor Miika Nieminen from University of Oulu.

TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) grant to Simo Saarakkala’s group

Simo Saarakkala and Jerome Thevenot have together received a funding of 496 000 euros from the TEKES program of ”New knowledge and business from research ideas application process”. The topic of the project is: ”Novel non-invasive knee diagnostic device (MAKNEE)”.

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant for Docent Vesa Kiviniemi

Docent Vesa Kiviniemi (OFNI, MIPT, Medical Faculty) has received a funding of 1 200 000 euros from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for the project “Glymphatic pulsation in neurodegenerative diseases”.

Four abstracts accepted for the OHBM annual meeting

Raatikainen V, Huotari N, Korhonen V, Kantola J, Kiviniemi V. Directional connectivity analysis within DMN based on combined spatial and temporal ICA of MREG data. (poster presentation)

Raitamaa L, Huotari N, Raatikainen V, Korhonen V, Kiviniemi V. The effect of breath-hold on cardiorespiratory glymphatic pulsations – an MREG study. (poster presentation)

Rajna Z, Kananen J, Seppänen T, Kiviniemi V. Brain avalanche patterns explain splitting of DMN into spatiotemporally sparse sub-units. (poster presentation)

Tuovinen T, Rytty R, Remes A, Kiviniemi V. CV mapping of BOLD data and gray matter ICA improves detection of FC changes in Alzheimer’s disease. (poster presentation)

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)