Iida Kestilä

MHSc

Doctoral student
Biomedical Engineering

Biography

Iida Kestilä received her MHSc degree in Medical and Wellness Technology at the University of Oulu in 2018. During her studies she worked as a research assistant in Prof. Simo Saarakkala's Diagnostics of Osteoarthritis Research Group in 2014-2018. She currently works to pursue a PhD degree in Medical Physics and Technology at the Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, under the supervision of Prof. Simo Saarakkala, Prof. Martin Englund (Lund University), and PhD Mikko Finnilä.

The topic of her PhD research is 3D quantification of human articular cartilage and meniscus microstructures in osteoarthritis.

Research interests

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Micro-Computed Tomography
  • Morphometrics
  • Structural analysis

Publications

  • Kauppinen S, Karhula SS, Thevenot J, Ylitalo T, Rieppo L, Kestila I, Haapea M, Hadjab I, Finnila MA, Quenneville E, Garon M, Gahunia HK, Pritzker KPH, Buschmann MD, Saarakkala S & Nieminen HJ (2019) 3D morphometric analysis of calcified cartilage properties using micro-computed tomography. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 27(1): 172-180.
  • Kestila I, Thevenot J, Finnila MA, Karhula SS, Hadjab I, Kauppinen S, Garon M, Quenneville E, Haapea M, Rieppo L, Pritzker KP, Buschmann MD, Nieminen HJ & Saarakkala S (2018) In vitro method for 3D morphometry of human articular cartilage chondrons based on micro-computed tomography. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 26(8): 1118-1126.

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Thesis supervisions

Laura Tervala (Master's Thesis)
  • Effects of injectable lubricants on cartilage surface morphology