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Professor Risto Kauppinen

Professor Risto Kauppinen

Professor Risto Kauppinen
BMed(Oulu), MD(Oulu), PhD(Oulu)

Chair in Imaging

Area of research

Magnetic Resonance techniques for brain imaging

Office 3D12
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8461

Research summary

Magnetic Resonance techniques for brain imaging

I am an imaging scientist interested in biophysical basis for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrasts in human brain. Our recent work has revealed novel MRI contrast mechanisms in commonly used structural neuroimaging T1 and T2 scans. These novel contrasts are governed by interactions of mesoscopic (micro)structural components with the MRI reporter molecule, the water. We apply advanced structural MRI techniques to study brain tissue morphology and microstructure in normal ageing and in people with cognitive and memory problems. Our imaging studies focus on the hippocampus and white matter. The second line of neuroimaging ...

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Biography

I received MD in 1980, followed by the PhD in Medical Biochemistry in 1984, both degrees from the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. My research interest in vivo physiology guided me to the fascinating world of (Nuclear) Magnetic Resonance (MR) in mid 80s that at that time was rapidly evolving as the modality of choice for non-invasive imaging of biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of living systems. After a sabbatical at the Royal College of Surgeons in England in London in 1988-89, I returned to Finland and established the Biological MR Laboratory at the University of Kuopio, Kuopio, followed by my ...

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Recent publications

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