Research article published


Casula V, Hirvasniemi J, Lehenkari P, Ojala R, Haapea M, Saarakkala S, Lammentausta E, Nieminen MT.
Association between quantitative MRI and ICRS arthroscopic grading of articular cartilage.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. (2014).







Simo Saarakkala selected as the Most Distinguished Researcher of the Year at University of Oulu


University of Oulu has selected Simo Saarakkala as the Most Distinguished Researcher of the Year. The award was given by the rector Lauri Lajunen at the Main Opening Event of the Academic Year 2014-2015.







Research article published


Manninen A-L, Kotiaho A, Nikkinen J, Nieminen MT.
Validation of a Mosfet dosemeter system for determining the absorbed and effective radiation doses in Diagnostic Radiology.
Radiat. Prot. Dosim.(2014).







Research article published


Nissi MJ, Lehto LJ, Corum CA, Idiyatullin D, Ellermann JM, Gröhn OH, Nieminen MT.
Measurement of T1 relaxation time of osteochondral specimens using VFA-SWIFT.
Magn. Reson. Med.(2014).







Research article published


Rautiainen J, Nissi MJ, Salo E-N, Tiitu V, Finnilä MAJ, Aho O-M, Saarakkala S, Lehenkari P, Ellermann J, Nieminen MT.
Multiparametric MRI assessment of human articular cartilage degeneration: Correlation with quantitative histology and mechanical properties.
Magn. Reson. Med.(2014).







Joonas Oinas selected as a new doctoral student to DIOS group


Joonas Oinas, M.Sc., has been selected as the new doctoral student to the DIOS group (Saarakkala group). There were 14 applicants to the recent open call.







Research article accepted for publication


Hirvasniemi J, Thevenot J, Immonen V, Liikavainio T, Pulkkinen P, Jämsä T, Arokoski J, Saarakkala S.
Quantification of differences in bone texture from plain radiographs in knees with and without osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.06.021.







Master’s Thesis accepted


Joonas Oinas’s Master’s Thesis was accepted. Title: The cluster analysis of the infrared spectrums of cartilage tissue and comparison of the articular cartilage samples with different stages of osteoarthritis using univariate method. Supervisors: Mikko Finnilä and Matti Weckström.







ISMRM abstract awarded with Magna Cum Laude Merit Award


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 Articular Cartilage Using Novel Quantitative MRI Relaxation Parameters with Correlation to Histology and Biomechanical Properties.







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)