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Mika Kortesniemi

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

19972019
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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

Teaching:

  • 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

Links:

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

Keywords

  • 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.

Publications 1997 2019

Radiation exposure to foetus and breasts from dental X-ray examinations: effect of lead shields

Kelaranta, A., Ekholm, M., Toroi, P. & Kortesniemi, M., 2016, In : Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. 45, 1, 9 p., 20150095.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Limiting CT radiation dose in children with craniosynostosis: phantom study using model-based iterative reconstruction

Kaasalainen, T., Palmu, K., Lampinen, A., Reijonen, V., Leikola, J., Kivisaari, R. & Kortesniemi, M., Sep 2015, In : Pediatric Radiology. 45, 10, p. 1544-1553 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

INDICATION-BASED NATIONAL DIAGNOSTIC REFERENCE LEVELS FOR PAEDIATRIC CT: A NEW APPROACH WITH PROPOSED VALUES

Jarvinen, H., Seuri, R., Kortesniemi, M., Lajunen, A., Hallinen, E., Savikurki-Heikkila, P., Laarne, P., Perhomaa, M. & Tyrvainen, E., Jul 2015, In : Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 165, 1-4, p. 86-90 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Lens Dose in Routine Head CT: Comparison of Different Optimization Methods With Anthropomorphic Phantoms

Nikupaavo, U., Kaasalainen, T., Reijonen, V., Ahonen, S-M. & Kortesniemi, M., Jan 2015, In : American Journal of Roentgenology. 204, 1, p. 117-123 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Handling of digital images

Kortesniemi, M., Ekholm, M. & Kauppinen, T., 2014, In : Tandlægebladet : Dansk tandlægeforenings medlemsblad. 2014

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Projects 2013 2014

PIQON - Pediatric Image Quality Optimisation and Organ Dosimetry Research Network in Radiology

Kortesniemi, M., Toroi, P., Ihalainen, T., Savolainen, S., Kaasalainen, T. T., Palmu, K., Reijonen, V., Sairanen, V., Jenu, S., Kelaranta, A., Koivisto, J., Lampinen, A., Louhelainen, J., Mäkelä, T. O., Nikupaavo, U. & Lauerma, K.

01/09/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Medical Physics in Clinical and Preclinical research

Savolainen, S., Kortesniemi, M., Sipilä, O., Kuronen, A., Airaksinen, A., Bergström, K., Heikkinen, S., Kosunen, A., Timonen, M., Salli, E., Uusi-Simola, J., Reijonen, V., Hippeläinen, E. T., Kuusela, L., Vitikainen, A., Ihalainen, T., Kaasalainen, T. T., Pitkonen, M., Turunen, S., Mäkelä, T. O. & Sairanen, V.

01/01/2013 → …

Project: Research project

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Activities 1998 2016

Physica Medica (Journal)

Mika Kortesniemi (Editor)
20162018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

PIQON - Pediatric Image Quality Optimisation and Organ Dosimetry Research Network in Radiology (External organisation)

Mika Kortesniemi (Chair)
1 Jun 2014 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

UKRC 2015

Mika Kortesniemi (Speaker: Presenter)
1 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

18th ISRRT World congress

Mika Kortesniemi (Speaker: Keynote)
12 Jun 201415 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

NACP CT-course - Evolving new technology in COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY: Dosimetry, Quality Assurance, Optimization

Mika Kortesniemi (Member of organizing committee)
22 May 201423 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars