professor, chief physicist
medical imaging, imaging physics, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, computer-assisted detection
Dr. Nieminen is a Professor of Medical Physics and Vice Chair at Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland. He is also Chief Physicist at Department of Diagnostics, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland.
Prof. Nieminen has actively published on different aspects of medical imaging and physics. His principal research interest is the development of novel imaging techniques for tissue characterization. He is internationally recognized as one of the key researchers in the field of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of articular cartilage and osteoarthritis. He has formerly conducted research at Harvard University and University of Kuopio. He received the Fellowship Award of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in 2015 and the Carl Wegelius Award of the Radiological Society of Finland in 2012.