Medical physics research

​Description of research

Medical physics:

  1. Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine imaging
  2. Dual gating in Cardiac PET
  3. Perfusion in cardiac imaging
  4. Optimisation in radiation dosimetry

The scientific aim of the research is to develop Medical physics in clinical environment with

- Instrumentation in the field of PET
- analysis methodsanalysis methods
- Dosimetry optimisation both on patients and staffDosimetry optimisation both on patients and staff

Members of the research group

Supervisor in Medical Physics Expert training (5 training positions in VSSHP)

Registered doctoral candidates:
Jukka Järvinen, Fil Lic
Tommi Kokki, MSc, MD
Jarmo Teuho, TkM
Mojataba Jafari Tadi, MSc
Janne Saarinen, MSc

Senior researchers (15 Medical Physics Experts at VSSHP)

Selected publications

Jafari Tadi M, Lehtonen, E Hurnanen T, Koskinen J, Eriksson J, Pänkäälä M, Teras M, Koivisto T. A real-time approach for heart rate monitoring using Hilbert transform in seismocardiograms Accepted for publication 5Jul16: Physiol Meas.

Klén R, Noponen T, Koikkalainen J, Lötjönen J, Thielemans K, Hoppela E, Sipilä H, Teräs M, Knuuti J. Evaluation of motion correction methods for dual gated cardiac PET-CT imaging. Nucl Med Commun. 2016 Sep;37(9):956-68. doi: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000539.

Teuho J, Johansson J, Linden J, Espe Hansen A, Holm S, Keller SH, Delso G, Veit-Haibach P, Magota K, Saunavaara V, Tolvanen T, Teräs M and Iida H. Effect of attenuation correction to regional quantification between PET/MR and PET/CT: a multi-centre study using a three-dimensional brain phantom J Nuc Med, published on January 28, 2016 as doi:10.2967/jnumed.115.166165.

Kokki T, Klen R, Noponen T, Parkka J, Saunavaara V, Hoppela E, Teras M, Knuuti J.
Linear relation between spirometric volume and the motion of cardiac structures: MRI and clinical PET study. J Nuc Card. Published online: 20 Feb 2015, doi:10.1007/s12350-014-0057-4.

Teuho J, Johansson J, Linden J, Saunavaara V, Tolvanen T, Teräs M. Specification and estimation of sources of bias affecting neurological studies in PET/MR with an anatomical brain phantom. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A734:179–184, 2014.


 Professor Mika Teräs