Rautiainen J, Salo E-N, Tiitu V, Finnilä MAJ, Aho O-M, Saarakkala S, Lehenkari P, Ellermann J, Nissi MJ, and Nieminen MT. Assessment of Human Articular Cartilage Using Novel Quantitative MRI Relaxation Parameters with Correlation to Histology and Biomechanical Properties. (oral presentation)
Ahola S, Lammentausta E, Telkki V-V, Behrouz GM, Salo E-N, Rosenholm JM, Blanco Sequeiros R, and Nieminen MT. Diffusion of manganese oxide nanoparticles into articular cartilage. (poster).
Lammentausta E, Peuna A, Szomolanyi P, Zbyn S, Trattnig S, and Nieminen MT. Three-dimensional image co-registration of mono- and multinuclear MRI data of articular cartilage. (poster)
Casula V, Saarakkala S, Salo E-N, Rautiainen J, Tiitu V, Finnilä MAJ, Aho O-M, Lehenkari P, Ellermann J, Nissi MJ and Nieminen MJ. K-means clustering of multiparametric MRI data for classification of articular cartilage degeneration. (poster)
Thevenot J, Hirvasniemi J, Finnilä M, Pulkkinen P, Kuhn V, Link T, Eckstein F, Jämsä T, Saarakkala S.
Trabecular homogeneity index derived from plain radiograph to evaluate bone quality. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Dec;28(12):2584-91.
Toljamo PS, Pulkkinen P, Lammentausta E, Tervonen O, Jämsä T, Nieminen MT. Bone Mineral
Density and Geometry Parameters Determined In Vitro from Dual-Energy Digital Radiography Images in the Assessment of Bone Maximal Load of Reindeer Femora. Acta Radiologica
Jari Rautiainen J, Lehto LJ, Tiitu V, Kiekara O, Pulkkinen H, Brünott A, van Weeren R, Brommer H, Brama PAJ, Ellermann J, Kiviranta I, Nieminen MT, and Nissi MJ. Osteochondral Repair: Evaluation with Sweep Imaging with Fourier Transform in an Equine Model. Radiology, 269, 113-121. 2013
Dr. Simo Saarakkala has received the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant of 1 500 000 € for his osteoarthritis research. This grant is highly competed and there were 3329 applications throughout the Europe, from which 287 was successful (4 grants to Finland). ERC Starting Grant has never been granted to the University of Oulu before.
Dr. Simo Saarakkala has been selected as the Finnish Academy Research Fellow for the period 1.9.2013 – 31.8.2018. There were altogether 184 applications for the position and 20 best applicants were selected. Related to this position, Dr. Saarakkala was also awarded a project funding of 210 000 € for the period 1.9.2013 – 31.8.2016.
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Eveliina Lammentausta has been elected as Secretary-Elect for the Musculoskeletal Study Group of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for term 2013-2015.