Vesa Korhonen

Vesa Korhonen
Department of Diagnostic Radiology / Room N4 171E
Oulu University Hospital, P.O.Box 50, 90029 Oulu, Finland
+358 40 7456584

Present position

  • Research Engineer, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland

Current research interests

  • Multimodal Imaging of brain
  • Glymphatic Pulsations
  • Brain diseases

Previous working experience

  • Research Engineer, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital 01/2017-
  • Researcher / PhD student, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Oulu, 06/2011 – 12/2016
  • Research Assistant, Optoelectonics and Measurement techniques laboratory, University of Oulu 04/2011 – 05/2011


  • Doctor of Philosophy (medicine, radiology), University of Oulu, 2016
  • MSc in Technology, University of Oulu, 2011
  • BSc in Technology, University of Oulu, 2011


  • T. Keinänen, S. Rytky, V. Korhonen, N. Huotari, J. Nikkinen, O. Tervonen, J. M. Palva and V. Kiviniemi ”Fluctuations of the EEG-fMRI correlation reflect intrinsic strength of functional connectivity in default mode network”, Journal of Neuroscience Research, 2018 May 14. doi: 10.1002/jnr.24257.
  • T. Myllylä, M. Harju, V. Korhonen, A. Bykov, V. Kiviniemi and I. Meglinski ”Assessment of the dynamics of human glymphatic by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)”, Journal of Biophotonics, 2017 Aug 12. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201700123.
  • A. Zienkiewich, N. Huotari, L. Raitamaa, V. Raatikainen, H. Ferdinando, E. Vihriälä, V. Korhonen, T. Myllylä and V. Kiviniemi ”Continuous blood pressure recordings simultaneously with functional brain imaging – studies of glymphatic system”, Proc. SPIE 10063, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XIV, 1006311 (March 3, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2252032.
  • T. Myllylä, E. Vihriälä, M. Pedone, V. Korhonen, L. Surazynski, M. Wrobel, A. Zienkiewicz, J. Hakala, H. Sorvoja, J. Lauri, T. Fabritius, M. Jedrzejewska-Szczerska, V. Kiviniemi and I. Meglinski “Prototype of an opto-capacitive probe for non-invasive sensing cerebrospinal fluid circulation”, Proc. SPIE 10063, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XIV, 100630M (March 3, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2251977.
  • V. Raatikainen, N. Huotari, V. Korhonen, A. Rasila, J. Kananen, L. Raitamaa, T. Keinänen, J. Kantola, O. Tervonen and V.  Kiviniemi, “Combined spatiotemporal ICA (stICA) for continuous and dynamic lag structure analysis of MREG data”, NeuroImage, vol. 148 (1), March 2017, pages 352-363.
  • V. Kiviniemi, V. Korhonen, J. Kortelainen, S. Rytky, T. Keinänen (nee Hiltunen), T. Tuovinen, M. Isokangas, E. Sonkajärvi, T. Siniluoto, J. Nikkinen, S. Alahuhta, O. Tervonen, T. Turpeenniemi-Hujanen, T. Myllylä, O. Kuittinen and J. Voipio (2017) “Real time monitoring of human blood brain barrier disruption”, PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174072. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174072.
  • T. Myllylä, N. Zacharias, V. Korhonen, A. Zienkiewicz, H. Hinrichs, V. Kiviniemi and M. Walter, “Multimodal brain imaging with magnetoencephalography: A method for measuring blood pressure and cardiorespiratory oscillations”, Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 172 (2017). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00293-7.
  • K. Kauppi, V. Korhonen, M. Kallio and T. Myllylä (2016) ”Combined surface electromyography, near-infrared spectroscopy and acceleration recordings of muscle contraction: the effect of motion” Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 2, 12 pages.
  • V. Kiviniemi, X. Wang, V. Korhonen, T. Keinänen, T. Tuovinen, J. Autio, P. LeVan, S, Y-F. Zang, J. Hennig and M. Needergaard, “Ultrafast MR encephalography of physiological brain activity – glymphatic pulsation mechanisms?” Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 2016 Jun; 36(6):1033-45. doi:10.1177/0271678X15622047.
  • T. Myllylä, V. Korhonen, V. Kiviniemi and V. Tuchin, ”Experimental studies with selected light sources for NIRS of brain tissue: quantifying tissue chromophore concentration”, Proc. SPIE 9305, Optical Techniques in Neurosurgery, Neurophotonics, and Optogenetics II, 93051S (March 10, 2015). doi:10.1117/12.2076954.
  • V. Korhonen, T. Hiltunen, T. Myllylä, S. Wang, J. Kantola, J. Nikkinen, Y-F. Zang, P. Levan and V. Kiviniemi, “Synchronous multi-scale neuroimaging environment for critically sampled physiological analysis of brain function – Hepta-scan concept”, Brain Connectivity, vol. 4, NO.9, 677-689.
  • V. O. Korhonen, T. S. Myllylä, M.Yu. Kirillin, A. P. Popov, A. V. Bykov, A.V. Gorshkov, E.A. Sergeeva, M. Kinnunen and V. Kiviniemi, “Light Propagation in NIR Spectroscopy of the Human Brain” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 20, NO.2, March/April 2014, 10 pages.
  • T. Myllylä, V. Korhonen, L. Surazynski,  A. Zienkiewicz, H. Sorvoja and R. Myllylä, “Measurement of cerebral blood flow and metabolism using light-emitting diodes”, Measurement, vol. 58, December 2014, pp. 387-393. doi: 10.1016/j.measurement.2014.08.027.
  • T. Myllylä, V. Korhonen, E. Vihriälä, H. Sorvoja, T. Hiltunen, O. Tervonen and V. Kiviniemi., “Human Heart Pulse Wave Responses Measured Simultaneously at Several Sensor Placements by Two MR-Compatible Fibre Optic Methods,” Journal of Sensors, vol. 2012, Article ID 769613, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/769613.
  • T. Myllylä, A. Popov, V. Korhonen, A. Bykov and M. Kinnunen, “Optical sensing of a pulsating liquid in a brain-mimicking phantom”, Proc. SPIE 8799, Diffuse Optical Imaging IV, 87990X (June 14, 2013), 7 pages; doi:10.1117/12.2033324.
  • T. S. Myllylä, E. V. Vihriälä, V. O. Korhonen and H. S. S. Sorvoja “Case study of ECG signal used as a reference signal in optical pulse transit time measurement of blood flow: the effect of different electrode placements on pulse transit time”, Proc. SPIE 8699, Saratov Fall Meeting 2012: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIV; and Laser Physics and Photonics XIV, 869903 (February 26, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2016682.
  • T. Myllylä, V. Korhonen, L. Surazynski, A. Zienkiewicz, H. Sorvoja and R. Myllylä ”Lock-in amplification – a practical technique when utilizing high-power LEDs in near-infrared spectroscopy”, 21th IMEKO TC-2, Book of abstracts, Symposium “Photonics in Measurement”, Gdansk, Poland, September 16-18, 2013.