Mika Nevalainen

M.D.,Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Associate Professor (University Researcher), MSK Radiologist
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT)
Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Nevalainen currently acts as part-time Associate Professor at Department of Radiology, Oulu University and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu Finland. He is also board-certified fellowship-trained musculoskeletal radiologist. Dr. Nevalainen received his Ph.D. at University of Oulu in the year 2013, and spent a post-doctoral year at the Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA during years 2014-2015. Board certification in radiology and the title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) he obtained in the year 2019, and completed his fellowship of musculoskeletal radiology in the year 2021. Dr. Nevalainen has 31 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 7) in international journals, and actively conducts clinical research on musculoskeletal radiology. His main research interest is currently the development of novel imaging techniques (e.g. Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting) for daily clinical use in musculoskeletal practice. Other research focuses include imaging of the osteoarthritis, clinical applicability of artificial intelligence and various orthopedic / musculoskeletal projects.

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