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Pia Henriikka Puhakka
Ph.D. Student


Junior Researcher


Optical coherence tomography and ultrasound imaging of articular cartilage

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 40 355 3930
  • Room: Me/359
  • Email: pia.puhakka[at]uef.fi (please fix the address before mailing!)

  • Year of birth: 1986

  • Current research interests: Arthroscopic optical coherence tomography and ultrasound imaging, multimodality arthroscopy

  • Education:
    • M.Sc. Biophysics, University of Oulu, 2011
    • B.Sc. Biophysics, University of Oulu, 2011
    • Graduate of Finnish Secondary School, Oulunsalon lukio, 2005

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

  • Skills:
    • Signal and image processing
    • Matlab
    • Qualified radiation safety officer in the fields of industry, science and education

  • Hobbies: Variety of sports, hiking

Publications:

(full papers, conference proceedings)

  1. Puhakka PH, te Moller NCR, Afara IO, Mäkelä JTA, Tiitu V, Korhonen RK, Brommer H, Virén T, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Estimation of Articular Cartilage Properties Using Multivariate Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Signal ., Accepted for publication in Osteoarth Cart 5/2015

  2. Puhakka PH, Ylärinne JH, Lammi MJ, Saarakkala S, Tiitu V, Kröger H, Virén T, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Dependence of light attenuation and backscattering on collagen concentration and chondrocyte density in agarose scaffolds., Phys Med Biol. 2014 Nov 7;59(21):6537-48

  3. Niemelä T, Virén T, Liukkonen J, Arqüelles D, te Moller NC, Puhakka PH, Jurvelin JS, Tulamo RM, Töyräs J, Application of optical coherence tomography enhances reproducibility of arthroscopic evaluation of equine joints, Acta Vet Scand. 2014 Jan 10;56(1):3

  4. te Moller NCR, Brommer H, Liukkonen J, Virén T, Timonen M, Puhakka PH, Jurvelin JS, van Weeren R, Töyräs J, Arthroscopic Optical Coherence Tomography Provides Detailed Information on Articular Cartilage Lesions in Horses, The Veterinary Journal (2013), DOI:10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.05.031.

  5. Inkinen S, Liukkonen J, Ylärinne JH, Puhakka PH, Lammi MJ, Virén T, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Collagen and chondrocyte concentrations control ultrasound scattering in agarose scaffolds., Ultrasound Med Biol. 2014 Sep;40(9):2162-71

  1. Puhakka PH, te Moller NCR, Afara IO, Brommer H, Tiitu V, Viren T, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Multivariate Analysis of OCT Signal Enhances Prediction of Articular Cartilage Health, Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, Vol 40, 1971, 2015.

  2. Puhakka PH, te Moller NCR, Brommer H, Saarakkala S, Kröger H, Virén T, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Novel Arthroscopic Tool for Measurement of Speed of Sound in Articular Cartilage, Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, 1131, 2014.

  3. te Moller NCR, Pitkänen M, Liukkonen J, Puhakka PH, Brommer H, Jurvelin JS, Van Weeren R, Töyräs J, Automatic ICRS Scoring of Cartilage Lesions using Arthroscopic OCT Images, Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, 1129, 2014.

  4. Niemelä T, Virén T, Liukkonen J, Arquelles D, te Moller N, Puhakka P, Jurvelin JS, Tulamo R-M, Töyräs J, Application of Optical Coherence Tomography Enhances Reproducibility Of Arthroscopic Evaluation of Equine Joints, Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, 2008, 2014.

  5. Puhakka P, Ylärinne J, Lammi M, Saarakkala S, Kröger H, Virén T, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Light Backscattering in Optical Coherence Tomography Depends on Collagen and Chondrocyte Contents of Agarose Gel, ORS 2013 annual meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 26.-29.1.2013.

  6. Virén T, Liukkonen J, Puhakka P, Moller NCR, Joukainen A, Brommer H, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Multimodality Arthroscopic Imaging of Articular Cartilage, ORS 2013 annual meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 26.-29.1.2013.

  7. Inkinen S, Liukkonen J, Ylärinne J, Puhakka P, Lammi M, Virén T, Jurvelin JS, Töyräs J, Collagen and Chondrocyte Contents Control Ultrasound Scattering in Agarose Scaffolds, ORS 2013 annual meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 26.-29.1.2013.

  8. Puhakka P, Kinnunen M, Collins M, Myllylä R, Stretching of red blood cells with a viscous drag method, Photonics and Laser Symphosium (PALS), Tampere, 2009, Book of abstracts, pp.87-88.

Contact: +358 29 4451111 (Switch), email: bbc-l [at] lists.uef.fi