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21.1.2021 News

A unique medical imaging test laboratory to be built in Oulu

The University of Oulu and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences are establishing a teaching and testing laboratory for medical imaging. Unique in Finland, the testing environment will offer researchers and companies in the field a wide range of opportunities to test and develop new equipment and imaging methods.

11.12.2020 News

The brain pulsates differently in people suffering from Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Oulu have developed a new method for detecting changes in the brain’s cleaning system. The study showed that in patients with Alzheimer's disease, pulsations in the brain's blood vessels differ from those in healthy individuals. This discovery enables the development of new types of treatments and diagnostic tools for memory loss diseases.

8.12.2020 News

Automated and mobile X-ray device to improve and speed up health services

An accident, such as falling on a ski slope, usually requires an X-ray examination of the injured limb and a trip to the nearest hospital or emergency clinic. In the near future, imaging services can be brought closer to the patient.

3.12.2020 News

Artificial intelligence and computer modelling are revolutionising research into lower back pain

The University of Oulu is participating in an extensive international research project that uses tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and computer modelling to explore the significance of intervertebral disc degeneration in lower back pain. Funding from European Commission is used to hire early-stage researchers who will be trained to apply what they have learned during the project to other national diseases.

26.11.2020 News

Professor Timo Jämsä nominated as IUPESM Fellow

Professor Timo Jämsä nominated as IUPESM Fellow

18.9.2020 News

Even 10 minutes reduction of daily sitting or lying contributes to heart health

According to a recent study conducted in Oulu even a short reduction in daily time spent in lying or sitting could have several cardiometabolic health benefits for adults. In this study, the beneficial effects could be seen in insulin level, blood lipid and glucose, and body mass index.

5.6.2020 News

Researchers at the University of Oulu to receive EU funding for the development of a quick and affordable coronavirus test

The Council of Oulu Region has granted €172,000 funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to a project led by Professor Simo Saarakkala for the development of a new diagnostic coronavirus test. The new test is based on infrared spectroscopy and its development makes use of artificial intelligence. Once finished, the test may significantly increase the testing capacity associated with coronavirus infection from the current one.

25.2.2020 News

University of Oulu is part of CeBMI Erasmus+ network


14.2.2020 News

Eight abstracts accepted to ISMRM 2020 Annual Meeting

Eight abstracts accepted for the ISMRM annual meeting:

10.2.2020 News

MEDigi is updating medical education

The MEDigi project coordinated by the University of Oulu harmonises basic education in medical fields in Finland and develops it in terms of digitalisation. The latter is visible in both teaching content and methods.

8.10.2019 News

New article in PNAS

New AI article “Gray Matter Age Prediction as a Biomarker for Risk of Dementia” by Johnny Wang, Maria J Knol, Aleksei Tiulpin, Florian Dubost, Marleen de Bruijne, Meike W Vernooij, Hieab HH Adams,

30.8.2019 News

Three articles accepted to ICCV 2019 VRMI Workshop

Three studies made in international collaboration have been accepted to ICCV 2019 Workshop on Visual Recognition for Medical Images:

8.7.2019 News

Research report on digital health status in Finland published as a book

Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has 11.06.2019 published a new book, “E-health and e-welfare of Finland.

8.7.2019 News

Research article published

Maisa Niemelä’s manuscript titled “Intensity and temporal patterns of physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk in midlife “, by Maisa Niemelä, Maarit Kangas, Vahid Farrahi, Antti Kiviniemi

8.7.2019 News

Research article published

Mikael Juntunen’s manuscript titled “Framework for Photon Counting Quantitative Material Decomposition“, by Mikael A. K.

8.7.2019 News

Research Grant from Academy of Finland

Docent Timo Liimatainen has received a funding of 250 000 euros from the Academy of Finland to develop contrast agent free cardiac magnetic resonance imaging tools.

15.3.2019 News

Timo Jämsä nominated as President of EAMBES

Professor Timo Jämsä has been nominated as President of the European Alliance for Medical & Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES) for th

28.2.2019 News

New method for osteoarthritis diagnostics and follow-up

Using a method developed by researchers at the University of Oulu, the severity of osteoarthritis can be measured using acoustic, kinetic and  thermaldata. Quickly and easily, the method helps to monitor the progress of osteoarthritis and the rehabilitation process following, for instance, a joint replacement operation.

31.1.2019 News

Project on smart matrices for knee cartilage repair got 5.5 millions from EU

The Microelectronics Research Unit (MIC) and the Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT) at University of Oulu have received a new funding (about 1 million euros) from EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 for innovative strategies to repair cartilage damage. The RESTORE project joins 9 European partners from 7 countries. The total funding for the 3.5-year project is worth 5.5 million euros.

16.10.2018 News

Artificial intelligence brings new tools for medical imaging diagnostics

A significant 525 000 euro funding was granted by the Future Makers –program by the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for AIDMEI project, directed by professor Miika Nieminen from the University of Oulu. The goal is to develop a novel artificial intelligence-based workflow for the radiological diagnostics process leading to an accessible, more accurate, and affordable healthcare.

15.6.2018 News

Significant positions of trust for Professor Timo Jämsä

Professor Timo Jämsä was elected to the Administrative Councils of two significant international organizations, the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Internati

8.11.2017 News

1 M€ Funding for imaging of early osteoarthritis

Professor Miika Nieminen has received a large funding of 1,018 M€ from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for the project “Structure-specific MRI characterization of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis”. This is a continued funding for a project previously supported by the same foundation.