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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Timo Jämsä nominated as IUPESM Fellow
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.
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.
UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY EDUCATIONAL CENTRE IN ADVANCED BIOMEDICAL AND MEDICAL INFORMATICS (CeBMI)
Eight abstracts accepted for the ISMRM annual meeting:
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.
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,
Three studies made in international collaboration have been accepted to ICCV 2019 Workshop on Visual Recognition for Medical Images:
Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has 11.06.2019 published a new book, “E-health and e-welfare of Finland.
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
Mikael Juntunen’s manuscript titled “Framework for Photon Counting Quantitative Material Decomposition“, by Mikael A. K.
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.
Professor Timo Jämsä has been nominated as President of the European Alliance for Medical & Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES) for th
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.
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.
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.
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
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.