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Mikko Johannes Nissi, Ph.D.

Academy Research Fellow,
University of Eastern Finland

Adjunct professor (Dosentti), University of Eastern Finland

Personal information

  • Phone: +385-50-5955517
  • Address: Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, POB 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
  • Office: Me 327/2
  • Email: mikko.nissi [at] uef.fi

  • Date of birth: 24 January 1977

  • Current position
    • Academy Research Fellow, University of Easter Finland, Aug 2015 - present
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Eastern Finland, Feb 2015 - present
    • Part-time researcher, University of Oulu, Jan 2018 - present

  • Previous
    • Post-doc, University of Oulu, Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
    • Research Associate, CMRR, University of Minnesota, Aug 2011 - Jul 2014

  • Current research interests
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of articular cartilage and bone
    • Rotating frame relaxation
    • Relaxation dispersion
    • Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI)
    • Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM)
    • SWIFT imaging and ultrashort echo time
    • Quantitative relaxometry/mapping
    • Sequence programming (Varian, Siemens)

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Medical physics, University of Kuopio, 2008
    • M.Sc., Medical physics, University of Kuopio, 2007
    • High school graduate

  • Language proficiency
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, fluent
    • Swedish, basics
    • German, able to order from amazon.de

  • Membership in professional organizations
    • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
    • Finnish Radiological Society (SRY)

  • Reviews for Scientific Journals
    • Acta Radiologica
    • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Investigative Radiology
    • Journal of Orthopaedic Research
    • MAGMA
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
    • Microscopy Research & Technique
    • NMR in Biomedicine
    • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
    • Physics in Medicine and Biology
    • PLoS ONE
    • Tissue Engineering

  • Lecturing
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio (lecturing since 2010)
    • Biomedical Imaging Methods: Basics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and applications, University of Oulu, Oulu (lecturing since 215)

  • Hobbies: archery, sports fishing, motorbike, rock climbing, movies (viewing), biking, snorkelling, slack line
  • Personal homepage


  • Publications: (h-index: 19, Citations)

    Full papers


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      Papers not listed in PubMed

    2. Nikolaev A, Pääkkönen A, Niemi J, Nissi MJ, Niskanen E, Könönen M, Mervaala E and Soininen H, Behavioural and ERP effects of paradigm complexity on visual word recognition, Language. Cognition and Neuroscience, 2014; 29(10), 1295-310

      Book Chapters

    3. Garwood M, Idiyatullin D, Corum CA, Chamberlain R, Moeller S, Kobayashi N, Lehto LJ, Zhang J, O'Connell R, Tesch M, Nissi MJ, Ellermann J, Nixdorf DR. Capturing Signals from Fast-relaxing Spins with Frequency-Swept MRI: SWIFT. eMagRes: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.

    4. Nieminen MT, Nissi MJ, Hanni M, Xia Y. Physical properties of cartilage by relaxation anisotropy. In: Xia Y & Momot K (ed.): Biophysics and Biochemistry of Cartilage by NMR and MRI. Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN 978-1-78262-133-1, doi:10.1039/9781782623663-00145

    Patents

    1. Ellermann J, Morgan P, Nissi MJ. Patents: System and Method for Patient-Specific Planar Visualization of Volumetric MRI Data. US Patent US 9,655,562 B2, May 23, 2017

    Open datasets

    1. Hänninen Nina, Rautiainen Jari, Rieppo Lassi, Saarakkala Simo and Nissi Mikko Johannes. (2017). Orientation anisotropy of quantitative MRI relaxation parameters in ordered tissue [Data set]. Scientific Reports. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.519752

    2. Nykänen O, Töyräs J., Kolehmainen V., Rieppo L., Saarakkala S, Shmueli K, Nissi M.J. (2018). Quantitative susceptibility mapping of articular cartilage at multiple orientations: ex vivo findings on different degradations [Data set]. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.823917

    3. Nykänen O, Sarin JK, Ketola JH, Leskinen H, te Moller NCR, Tiitu V, Mancini IAD, Visser J, Brommer H, van Weeren PR, Malda J, Töyräs J, Nissi MJ. (2019) T2* and quantitative susceptibility mapping in an equine model of post-traumatic osteoarthritis: assessment of mechanical and structural properties of articular cartilage [Data set]. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2558172

    Conference proceedings from 2015

    1. Casula V, Kajabi AW, Elsayed H, Ketola J, Hänninen N, Karjalainen J, Zbyn S, Henschel H, Hanni M, Nissi MJ and Nieminen MT, Correlation time determined in cartilage by MRI T1ρ relaxation dispersion, 10th IWOAI 2017 (Oral presentation)

    2. Nissi MJ, Rautiainen J, Nieminen MT, Quantitative high field ex vivo MRI of articular cartilage, EMBEC 2017, Tampere, Finland (Oral presentation)

    3. Casula V, Elsayed H, Kajabi AW, Hänninen N, Ketola J, Zbyn S, Karjalainen J, Henschel H, Hanni M, Nissi MJ and Nieminen MT, Correlation time determined in cartilage by MRI T1rho relaxation dispersion, EMBEC 2017, Tampere, Finland (Oral presentation)

    4. Kajabi AW, Nissi MJ, Ketola J, Sarin, JK, Casula V, Töyräs J, van Weeren R, Brommer H, Malda J, Mancini IAD, Hanni M and Nieminen MT, Correlation time mapping of articular cartilage degeneration in equine model (Poster) 2017

    5. Ellermann J, Johnson CP, Wang L, Toth F, Shea K, Carlson CS and Nissi MJ, New insights into the predilection sites of Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans using Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (Power pitch) 2017

    6. Nissi MJ, Kajabi AW, Ketola J, Sarin, JK, Casula V, Mancini IAD, Brommer H, van Weeren RP, Malda J, Töyräs J and Nieminen MT, Quantitative multiparametric relaxation time mapping of experimental model of osteoarthritis in the equine (Poster) 2017

    7. Nykänen OJ, Töyräs J, Kolehmainen V, Rieppo L, Saarakkala S, Shmueli K and Nissi MJ, Quantitative susceptibility mapping of articular cartilage at different orientations to investigate susceptibility anisotropy (Poster) 2017

    8. Hänninen N, Rautiainen J, Rieppo L, Saarakkala S and Nissi MJ, Orientation anisotropy of quantitative MRI relaxation parameters in articular cartilage (E-poster) 2017

    9. Karjalainen J, Hanni M, Nissi MJ and Nieminen MT, Simulated reorientational correlation times of collagen-associated water 2017

    10. Elsayed H, Zbyn S, Nissi MJ, Hanni M and Nieminen MT, Correlation Time Mapping of Articular Cartilage: correlation with tissue composition and structure (Power pitch) 2017

    11. Casula V, Kajabi AW, Ojanen S, Finnilä M, Korhonen RK, Herzog W, Saarakkala S, Nissi MJ and Nieminen MT, Multiparametric MRI assessment of cartilage in a rabbit anterior cruciate ligament transection model of osteoarthritis (Poster) 2017

    12. Nissi MJ, Assessment of cartilage with SWI and QSM, 4th International workshop on MRI phase contrast & quantitative susceptibility mapping, 2016

    13. Nykänen O, Töyräs J, Kolehmainen V, Rieppo L, Saarakkala S, Shmueli K and Nissi MJ, Quantitative susceptibility mapping of articular cartilage, 4th International workshop on MRI phase contrast & quantitative susceptibility mapping, 2016

    14. Nykänen O, Töyräs J, Kolehmainen V, Nissi MJ, Quantitative susceptibility mapping of articular cartilage, 9th IWOAI 2016 (poster presentation)

    15. Kajabi AW, Casula V, Nissi MJ, Peuna A, Saarakkala S, Lammentausta E, Podlipská J, Guermazi A, Nieminen MT, Assessment of meniscus with qMRI: adiabatic T1ρ and T2ρ in asymptomatic subjects and patients with mild OA, 9th IWOAI 2016 (poster presentation)

    16. Casula V, Nissi MJ, Podlipská J, Haapea M, Saarakkala S, Guermazi A, Lammentausta E, Nieminen MT, Adiabatic T1ρ and T2ρ in articular cartilage are associated with structural changes in early osteoarthritis, 9th IWOAI 2016 (poster presentation)

    17. Casula V, Nissi MJ, Podlipská J, Haapea M, Saarakkala S, Guermazi A, Lammentausta E, Nieminen MT, Elevated adiabatic T1ρ and T2ρ in articular cartilage are associated with symptoms and structural changes in early osteoarthritis, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (poster presentation)

    18. Chary K, Nissi MJ, Rey RI, Manninen E, Shmueli K, Sierra A, Gröhn OHJ, Quantitative susceptibility mapping of the rat brain after traumatic brain injury, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (oral presentation)

    19. Rautiainen J, Rieppo L, Saarakkala S, Nissi MJ, Orientation anisotropy of quantitative rotating and laboratory frame relaxation parameters in articular cartilage, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016), 264 (oral presentation)

    20. Elsayed H, Hanni M, Rautiainen J, Nissi MJ, Nieminen MT, Correlation time mapping of degenerated human and bovine articular cartilage reveals tissue structure and degenerative changes, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 24 (2016) (e-poster presentation)

    21. Casula V, Autio J, Nissi MJ, Shalom M, Mangia S, Auerbach E, Ellermann J, Lammentausta E and Nieminen MT, Validation of adiabatic T1rho and T2rho mapping of articular cartilage at 3T, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (poster presentation)

    22. Casula V, Nissi MJ, Autio J, Shalom M, Mangia S, Auerbach E, Ellermann J, Lammentausta E and Nieminen MT, Optimization of adiabatic T1rho and T2rho for quantification of articular cartilage at 3T, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (e-poster presentation)

    23. Wang L, Nissi MJ, Toth F, Garwood M, Carlson C and Ellermann J, Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) to correlate with histology and quantitative parametric mapping in surgically induced juvenile osteochondritis dissecans, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (oral presentation)

    24. Nissi MJ, Casula V, Lammentausta E, Michaeli S, Mangia S, Auerbach E, Ellermann J and Nieminen MT, Reduction of magic angle effect for quantitative MRI of articular cartilage in vivo, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (poster presentation)

    25. Wang L, Nissi MJ, Toth F, Garwood M, Carlson C and Ellermann J, Multiparametric MRI assessment of necrotic epiphyseal cartilage induced by transection of cartilage canal blood vessels in goat kids, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (poster presentation)

    26. Wang L, Nissi MJ, Toth F, Carlson C and Ellermann J, Multiparametric MR relaxometry for articular and epiphyseal cartilage during skeletal maturation in a goat model, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (poster presentation)

    27. Rautiainen J, Nissi MJ, Salo E-N, Kokkonen H, Michaeli S, Mangia S, Gröhn O, Töyräs J and Nieminen MT, Response of Quantitative MRI to Artificial Collagen Cross-linking of Articular Cartilage, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (oral presentation)

    28. Mangia, Burton P, Nestrasil I, Nissi MJ, Sierra Lopez A, Shmueli K, Howell M, Tuite P, Michaeli S, Maximizing Tissue Contrast For MRI Evaluation of Parkinson’s Disease, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (poster presentation)

    29. Hanni M, Nissi MJ, Rautiainen J, Saarakkala S, Ellermann J and Nieminen MT, Determination of correlation time in articular cartilage by T1rho relaxation dispersion, Proc. Intl. Soc. Magn. Reson. Med 23 (2015) (oral presentation)

    30. Toth F, Nissi MJ, Wang L, Ellermann JM, Shea K, Polousky J, Carlson CS, High Field MRI Studies Demonstrate Differences in Vascular Architecture in Humans, Pigs, and Goats at a Predilection Site of Osteochondrosis, Transact Orthop Res Soc 61 (2015), 117, Las Vegas, NV, USA (oral presentation)

    31. Toth F, Nissi MJ, Wang L, Ellermann JM, Carlson CS, MRI Detection of Early Lesions of Surgically-induced Osteochondrosis in Goats, Transact Orthop Res Soc 61 (2015), 1113, Las Vegas, NV, USA (poster presentation)

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