ISMRM Musculoskeletal MR study group invites to present an abstract


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. (e-poster presentation at ISMRM 2014 MSK MR study group meeting)







Five abstracts for the 2014 OARSI world congress accepted


Heikki J. Nieminen, Tuomo Ylitalo, Sami Kauppinen, Edward Hæggström, Mikko Finnilä, Simo Saarakkala.Spatial collagen quantification in articular cartilage with contrast-enhanced μCT. (poster)

Mikko Finnilä, Olli-Matti Aho, Virpi Tiitu, Jérôme Thevenot, Jari Rautiainen, Miika Nieminen, Maarit Valkealahti, Petri Lehenkari, Simo Saarakkala. Correlation of subchondral bone morphometry and OARSI grade in osteoarthritic human knee samples. (poster).

Jukka Hirvasniemi, Jérôme Thevenot, Ville Immonen, Tuomas Liikavainio, Pasi Pulkkinen, Timo Jämsä, Jari Arokoski, Simo Saarakkala. Quantification of Differences in Bone Texture from Plain Radiographs in Knees With and Without Osteoarthritis. (poster)

Jana Podlipská, Juhani Koski, Esa Liukkonen, Osmo Tervonen, Jari Arokoski, Simo Saarakkala. Non-Invasive Semi-Quantitative and Quantitative Ultrasonography Findings in Knee Osteoarthritis: Preliminary Study. (poster)

Jérôme Thevenot, Mikko Finnilä, Olli-Matti Aho, Virpi Tiitu, Jari Rautiainen, Miika Nieminen, Maarit Valkealahti, Petri Lehenkari, Simo Saarakkala. Evaluation of human subchondral bone structure using volumetric local binary patterns method. (poster)







Five abstracts were presented in the ORS 2014 annual meeting


Heikki J. Nieminen, Mikko A. Finnilä, Sami Kauppinen, Tuomo Ylitalo, Edward Hæggström, Simo Saarakkala. Determining Collagen Distribution in Articular Cartilage by X-ray Microcomputed Tomography. (oral presentation)

Mikko Finnilä, Olli-Matti Aho, Virpi Tiitu, Jari Rautiainen, Miika Nieminen, Maarit Valkealahti, Petri Lehenkari, Simo Saarakkala. Subchondral Bone Sclerosis Increases In Both Trabecular Bone And Subchondral Plate In Human Knee Osteoarthritis: Relationship With Histology. (poster).

Jukka Hirvasniemi, Jérôme Thevenot, Ville Immonen, Tuomas Liikavainio, Pasi Pulkkinen, Timo Jämsä, Jari Arokoski, Simo Saarakkala. Quantification of Differences in Bone Texture from Plain Radiographs in Knees With and Without Osteoarthritis. (poster)

Jana Podlipská, Juhani Koski, Esa Liukkonen, Osmo Tervonen, Jari Arokoski, Simo Saarakkala. Comparison of Non-invasive Ultrasonography Findings between Subjects With Knee Symptoms and Asymptomatic Controls: Focus on Cartilage and Bone Roughness. (poster)

Heikki J. Nieminen, Jussi-Petteri Suuronen, Ari Salmi, Krista Rahunen, Simo Saarakkala, Ritva Serimaa, Edward Hæggström. Feasibility of MHz High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to Deliver Agents Locally into Articular Cartilage. (poster)







Research article published


Thevenot J, Hirvasniemi J, Pulkkinen P, Määttä M, Korpelainen R, Saarakkala S, Jämsä T.
Assessment of Risk of Femoral Neck Fracture with Radiographic Texture Parameters: A Retrospective Study. Radiology 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.14131390.







Four abstracts for the 22st ISMRM annual meeting accepted


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)







Research article published


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.







Research article published


Manninen AL, Ojala K, Nieminen MT, Perälä J.
Fetal Radiation Dose in Prophylactic Uterine Arterial Embolization. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol.
2013,
Nov 21.







Research article published


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
54:961-5,
2013.







Research article published


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







ERC Starting Grant to Simo Saarakkala


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.