Research Group

Harri Tapani Kokkonen
Ph.D.


Contrast enhanced computed tomography of cartilage

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 40 355 3911
  • Room: Me/358
  • Email: harri.kokkonen[at]uef.fi (please fix the address before mailing!)

  • Date of birth: 2 June 1987

  • Current research interests: Contrast enhanced computed tomography of cartilage

  • Education:
    • Master of Science, Physics. University of Eastern Finland 2010
    • Bachelor of Science, Physics. University of Eastern Finland 2010
    • Graduate of Finnish Secondary School (Iisalmen lyseo, 2006)

  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, fluent
    • Swedish, fair
    • German, good

  • Skills:
  • MicroCT imaging and data analysis
  • Digital image processing
  • Programming: Matlab
  • Awards:
  • Best Master's thesis award from the Finnish Society of Medical Physics & Engineering, February 2011.
  • Hobbies: Reading, floorball, badminton, board games, video games

    Publications:

    (full papers, conference proceedings)
    1. Kokkonen HT, Jurvelin JS, Tiitu V, Töyräs J. Detection of mechanical injury of articular cartilage using contrast enhanced computed tomography. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2011; 19: 295-301.

    2. Silvast TS, Kokkonen HT, Jurvelin JS, Quinn TM, Nieminen MT, Töyräs J. Diffusion and near-equilibrium distribution of MRI and CT contrast agents in articular cartilage. Phys Med Biol 2009; 54: 6823-6836.
    3. Kokkonen HT, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J. Detection of Acute mechanical Injury of Articular Cartilage Using Contrast Enhanced Computes Tomography. In: 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2010.

    4. Silvast TS, Kokkonen HT, Nieminen MT, Lammi MJ, Quinn T, Jurvelin JS, et al. Diffusion rate and near-equilibrium distribution of MRI and CT contrast agents in articular cartilage. In: 55th Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV: Orthopaedic Research Society 2009.

    Under review:

    1. Kokkonen HT, Mäkelä J, Kulmala KAM, Rieppo L, Jurvelin JS, Tiitu V, Karjalainen H, Korhonen RK, Kovanen V, Töyräs J. Computed Tomography Detects Changes in Contrast Agent Diffusion after Collagen Cross-linking Typical to Natural Aging of Articular Cartilage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2011.

  • Contact: +358 20 7872211 (Switch), email: bbc-l [at] lists.uef.fi