Heart surgery imaging

Research group

Group leader
Marja Hedman
MD, PhD, Professor, Cardiologist

marja.hedman (at) kuh.fi
Heart Center, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Clinical Imaging Center, Department of Clinical Radiology
Kuopio University Hospital, P.O. BOX 100, FIN-70029, Kuopio, Finland

Research group description

Group members

  • Pekka Jaakkola, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Heart and thoracic surgeon, pekka.jaakkola (at) kuh.fi
  • Annastiina Husso, MD, PhD, heart and thoracic surgeon, annastiina.husso (at) uh.fi
  • Petri Saari, MD, PhD, Radiologist, petri.saari (at) kuh.fi
  • Hanna Matikka MSc, PhD, Hospital physicist, hanna.matikka (at) kuh.fi
  • Jaakko Sarin, MSc, Physicist, jaakko.sarin (at) kuh.fi
  • Jari Torniainen, MSc, Physicist, jari.torniainen (at) uef.fi
  • Sanna Kettunen, MSc, sanna.kettunen (at) uef.fi
  • Miika Kiema, MSc, miika.kiema (at) uef.fi

Doctoral students

  • Petteri Kauhanen / BM, Department of Clinical Radiology, petkau (at) student.uef.fi
  • Elina Kariniemi / MD, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, elina.kariniemi (at) kuh.fi
  • Teemu Kiljander / MD, Central Finland Central hospital, Department of Cardiology, teemu.kiljander (at) @kuh.fi
  • Juhana Toimela / MD, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, juhana.toimela (at) kuh.fi


  • Ritva Vanninen, MD, PhD, Professor, Radiologist, KUH / Clinical Radiology
  • Timo Liimatainen, MSc, Associate Professor, Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu and Oulu University hospital
  • Tomi Laitinen, MD, PhD, Professor, Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, KUH / Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine
  • Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine, A.I.Virtanen Institute, University of Eastern Finland
  • Johanna Laakkonen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine, A.I.Virtanen Institute, University of Eastern Finland
  • Jussi Tohka, Associate Professor, Molecular Sciences, A.I. Virtanen Institute, University of Eastern Finland
  • Juha Töyräs, PhD, Professor, Department of Applied Physics, BBC-group, University of Eastern Finland
  • Pirjo Mustonen, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Eastern Finland
  • Matti Kurki, Dr. Tech., Head of Department, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Industrial Engineering




Group members - UEF