Miika Nieminen



Miika T. Nieminen
PhD, Professor of Medical Physics, Chief Physicist
+358 8 3152462, +358 50 3245923
Department of Radiology,
University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital
Born: 1974

  • Present position
    • Professor of Medical Physics, Department of Radiology, Institute of Diagnostics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    • Chief Physicist, Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    • Vice-chair, Center for Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    • Owner, Fyse Medical Physics Expert Services LLC

  • Current research interests
    • quantitative MRI of articular cartilage, bone and intervertebral disc for early detection of musculoskeletal diseases and their treatment
    • functional imaging of articular cartilage
    • dual energy digital radiography for assessment of osteoporosis
    • dosimetry in radiology
    • medical imaging display technology

  • Previous working experience
    • Professor of Medical Technology, Department of Medical Technology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu 2009-2011
    • University Researcher, Department of Radiology, University of Oulu 2008-2009
    • Hospital Physicist, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, 2004 – 2007
    • Assistant Physicist, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital 2002-2003
    • Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 2002-2003
    • Post-graduate student, Departments of Anatomy and Physics, University of Kuopio 1999-2002
    • Assistant physicist, Mikkeli Central Hospital 1998-2000

  • Education
    • Academic
      • Adjunct Professor (Title of Docent) in Medical Imaging Physics, University of Oulu, Finland 2007
      • Doctor of Philosophy (medical physics), University of Kuopio, Finland, 2002
      • Master of Science (physics), University of Kuopio, Finland, 1999
      • Bachelor of Science (medical physics), University of Kuopio, Finland, 1998
    • Professional
      • Qualification of Specialist Medical Physicist (EFOMP) in Radiology, 2013.
      • Specialty of Senior Hospital Physicist, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland, 2004.
      • Radiation Safety Officer, fields: General Use of Radiation in the Medical Sector and General Use of Radiation in Research, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland, 1998

  • PhD thesis supervision
    • 5 PhD theses in Medical phycics (Jari Rautiainen 2015, Anna-Leena Manninen 2014, Mikko Nissi 2008, Jatta Berberat 2008, Eveliina Lammentausta 2007)
    • 2 PhD theses in Radiology (Esa Liukkonen 2010, Jaakko Niinimäki 2009)
    • 10 ongoing PhD thesis supervisions in medical physics, imaging and technology

  • Scientific expert positions
    • Peer reviewer for 17 international scientific journals
    • Abstract reviewer for several scientific meetings
    • Grant reviewer for international foundations
    • Member of scientific program committee of various international and national meetings
    • Chairman, Musculoskeletal study group, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2008-2009

  • Scientific acknowledgements
    • Carl Wegelius award, Finnish Radiological Society, 2012
    • Distinguished reviewer of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine journal in  2010, 2011
  • Scientific publications