Academy of Finland (Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering) selected Simo Saarakkala as Academy Research Fellow for the period of 01.09.2013 – 31.08.2018. Based on the international evaluation, Saarakkala’s application was selected from a total number of 184 applications (Academy funded only 11% of the total number of applications).
Miika Nieminen is featured on the latest issue of International Innovation.
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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.
Dr. Saarakkala and his group received a research grant of 32.500 eur from the Sigrid Jusélius Foundation for a period of 1.5.2013 – 30.4.2014.
Finnish exercise intervention research team publishes protocol paper:
Waller B, Munukka M, Multanen J, Rantalainen T, Pöyhönen T, Nieminen MT, Kiviranta I, Kautiainen H, Selänne H, Dekker J, Sipilä S, KujalaUM, Häkkinen A, Heinonen A. Effects of a progressive aquatic resistance exercise program on the biochemical composition and morphology of cartilage in women with mild knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013, 14:82.
Hirvasniemi J, Kulmala K, Lammentausta E, Ojala R, Lehenkari P, Alaaeldin K, Jurvelin J, Töyräs J, Nieminen M, Saarakkala S. In Vivo Comparison of Delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of Cartilage and Delayed Quantitative CT Arthrography in Imaging of Articular Cartilage. (oral presentation)
Lammentausta E, Behrouz G, Salo E-N, Telkki V-V, Ahola S, Rosenholm J.M., Blanco Sequeiros R., Nieminen MT. Relaxivity of amorphous manganese oxide at various field strengths. (poster)
Nissi MJ, Mangia S, Michaeli S, Nieminen MT. Orientation anisotropy of rotating frame and T2 relaxation parameters in articular cartilage. (e-poster)
Räsänen LP, Mononen ME, Nieminen MT, Lammentausta E, Jurvelin JS, Korhonen RK. Alternative Methods for Transforming T2 Anisotropy of MRI Into Collagen Architecture of Articular Cartilage – The Effect on Knee Joint Mechanics – Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). (e-poster)
Rautiainen J, Salo E-N, Tiitu V, Finnilä MAJ, Aho O-M, Saarakkala S, Lehenkari P, Ellermann J, Nissi MJ, Nieminen MT. Assessment of human tibial cartilage-bone interface in osteoarthritis using SWIFT. (oral presentation)
Salo E-N, Rautiainen J, Tiitu V, Finnilä MAJ, Aho O-M, Lehenkari P, Ellermann J, Saarakkala S, Nissi MJ, Nieminen MT. Multi-parametric MRI assessment of degeneration of human articular cartilage – association to histopathological grade. (e-poster)
Casula V, Hirvasniemi J, Lehenkari P, Ojala R, Kamel A, Saarakkala S, Lammentausta E, Nieminen MT. T1, T2 and dGEMRIC are not related to arthroscopic grade of articular cartilage. (poster)
Jérôme Thevenot’s abstract for the 2nd Joint Meeting of the International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS) and the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research (JSBMR) was accepted as an oral presentation. Contact first author for a reprint of the abstract:
Thevenot J, Hirvasniemi J, Pulkkinen P, Määttä M, Korpelainen R, Saarakkala S, Jämsä T. Assessment of cervical hip fracture risk from radiograph-based texture parameters: a prospective study
Jérôme Thevenot’s abstract for the 2nd Joint Meeting of the IBMS and the JSBMR was accepted as a poster presentation. Contact first author for a reprint of the abstract:
Thevenot J, Hirvasniemi J, Finnilä M, Kuhn V, Eckstein F, Jämsä T, Saarakkala S. Trabecular homogeneity index derived from plain radiographs to evaluate bone quality
Jukka Hirvasniemi’s abstract for the 2nd Joint Meeting of the IBMS and the JSBMR was accepted as a poster presentation. Contact first author for a reprint of the abstract:
Hirvasniemi J, Immonen V, Liikavainio T, Arokoski J, Saarakkala S. Subchondral bone changes in knee osteoarthritis can be quantitatively detected from plain radiographs