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Description of research and teaching

Researchers of medical physics is engaged in academic research, teaching and clinical physics support services. Medical physics is a branch of applied physics encompassing concepts, principles and methodology of physical sciences to medicine in clinics. Primarily, medical physics seeks to develop efficient and safe diagnosis and treatment methods for human diseases with highest quality assurance protocols. In Finland most medical physicists have the licensed profession of a hospital physicist.

Department of Physics has started an education program for Hospital Physicists in 1995. The program was updated in spring 2010. Hospital Physicist is a necessary expert in medical usage of radiation as required in the statute of the medical usage of radiation (423/2000). The specialist training of Hospital Physicist is defined in the statute of the University degree system (464/1998) and the modification for the statute of the examinations pertaining to the humanities and the natural sciences (834/2000).

Related sites

International: http://www.iomp.org, http://www.efomp.org, http://www.aapm.org, /http://www.iec.org, /http://www.icrp.org, /http://www.unscear.org, /http://www.icru.org, /http://rpop.iaea.org, /International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine  

Finnish: http://www.hus.fi/default.asp?path=1,28,824,2050,4415,21845, http://www.stuk.fi/http://www.sairaalafyysikot.fi, /http://www.boneca.fi, http://physicomedicae.fi

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences
  • medical physics
  • bnct
  • dosimetry
  • medical imaging
  • nuclear medicine
  • radiology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in Finland: technological and physical prospects after 20 years of experiences

Savolainen, S., Kortesniemi, M., Timonen, M., Reijonen, V. R. E., Kuusela, L., Uusi-Simola, J., Salli, E., Koivunoro, H., Seppälä, T., Lönnroth, N., Välimäki, P., Hyvönen, H., Kotiluoto, P., Seren, T., Kuronen, A., Heikkinen, S., Kosunen, A. & Auterinen, I., 2013, In : Physica Medica. 29, 3, p. 233-248 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Theoretical Drag Analysis of a Skier in the Downhill Speed Race

Savolainen, S., 1989, In : Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 5, 1, p. 26-39

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

3D Convolutional Neural Network Applied to CT Angiography in the Detection of an Acute Ischemic Stroke

Öman, O., Mäkelä, T., Salli, E., Savolainen, S. & Kangasniemi, M., 2019, In : European radiology experimental. 3, 11 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Automated daily quality control analysis for mammography in a multi-unit imaging center

Sundell, V-M., Mäkelä, T., Meaney, A., Kaasalainen, T. & Savolainen, S., Feb 2019, In : Acta Radiologica. 60, 2, p. 140-148 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Potential occupational exposures in diagnostic and interventional radiology: statistical modeling based on Finnish national dose registry data

Pekkarinen, A., Siiskonen, T., Lehtinen, M., Savolainen, S. & Kortesniemi, M., Jan 2019, In : Acta Radiologica. 60, 1, p. 68-77 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access


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


Medical Physics: BNCT & Medical Imaging (BNCTMI)

Savolainen, S.


Project: Research Evaluation 2011



Carl Wegelius award

Sauli Savolainen (Recipient), 5 Nov 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards



Sauli Savolainen (Recipient), 6 Dec 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards


European Association of Nuclear Medicine (External organisation)

Sauli Savolainen (Board member)
1 Jan 20011 Oct 2007

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Chair of the committee responsible of medical physicist education in Finland

Sauli Savolainen (Supervisor)

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Supervision of B.Sc. thesis

Sauli Savolainen (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Press / Media

Lisää byrokratiaa säteilylailla

Sauli Savolainen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Arkhimedes 5/99, haastattelu, toim. M. Björnberg

Sauli Savolainen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media