Mika Kortesniemi

Mika Kortesniemi

Adjunct Professor, Chief Physicist, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Chief Physicist, PhD

1997 …2023

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Description of research and teaching

Research areas:

  • Medical imaging: computed tomography (CT) and dental cone-beam CT, quality assurance and dosimetry, optimization, radiation safety, image processing
  • Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT): neutron and photon dosimetry, biokinetic modelling and estimation, patient positioning system
  • Supervision of PhD and MSc students in clinical radiology
  • Referee


  • Cumulated teaching experience: over 500 national and international lectures by 10/2015
  • Clinical Radiology, Course in Medical Physics, University of Helsinki, since 2006
  • Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Department of Physics / Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Radiology, since 2006
  • Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Dentistry, since 2010
  • Lecturer, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, since 2008
  • IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), Supervisor of the Fellow Radiologist training programme in Finland, since 2008
  • IAEA, International expert missions and courses, since 2006
  • National lectures in several universities and professional organizations

Main degrees and qualifications:

  • PhD, University of Helsinki, 2002
  • Radiation Protection Officer, University of Helsinki, 2002
  • Certified Medical Physicist, National Medical Physicist Board of Finland, Helsinki, 2003
  • Adjunct Professor in Medical Physics, University of Helsinki, 2007
  • Public Administration Leadership in Action (PALS 7), VIA Leadership Academy, 2008
  • QMS lead auditor (ISO 9001, IRCA), Bureau Veritas, 2010; Clinical auditor in diagnostic and interventional radiology
  • Accreditation auditor (ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189), Finas, 2012


     - Primary position: Chief Physicist, HUS Medical Imaging Center, University of Helsinki -

Fields of Science

  • 318 Medical biotechnology
  • Medical Physics
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • Radiation Protection
  • Medical Imaging
  • 217 Medical engineering
  • BNCT

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.