Mittlab – Medical Imaging Teaching and Test Laboratory - Health Talks

You will hear about unique testing and development environments for companies and healthcare professionals, OuluHealth Labs.
Health Talks seminar, Medical Imaging Teaching and Test Lab Mittlab


Welcome to the next event from the Health Talks series - health, life sciences and entrepreneurship talks organised by Aalto University, Centria Health Hub, Health Design, HealthHub Finland EDIH, Healthtech Finland, Health Turku, HiLIFE (University of Helsinki), Kuopio Health, OuluHealth, Tampere Health and Terkko Health Hub.


During the next webinar co-hosted by OuluHealth, you will hear about unique testing and development environments for companies and healthcare professionals, OuluHealth Labs. You will also find out how this platform enables pervasive cooperation and provides end-users with valuable feedback for every phase of a R&D process. This time a special focus will be on the Mittlab, a medical imaging teaching and test laboratory located on the premises of Oulu University Hospital. The speakers will introduce you to the lab facilities, both physical and virtual, and tell you about the opportunities for testing, research, and teaching.


  • 10:00 – 10:05: Opening words
  • 10:05 – 10:20: OuluHealth Labs - unique innovation, testing and development environments - Timo Alalääkkölä,
  • 10:20 -10:45: Mittlab - medical imaging teaching and test laboratory - Karoliina Paalimäki-Paakki, Miika Nieminen
  • 10:45 – 11:00: Q&A
  • 11:00: Closing words


Timo Alalääkkölä is a Development Manager and Head of Testing and Innovations in the Wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia. He has comprehensive professional background in international business development and in global sourcing, but above all a a passion for innovative health and welfare solutions. Timo supervises the activities of OuluHealth Labs and is the contact person for those who would like to test and co-develop ideas and solutions in Oulu in authentic environments with genuine users.

Karoliina Paalimäki-Paakki is a Doctor of Health Sciences and works as a Principal Lecturer in Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS) Radiography and Radiation Therapy Program. She is also the chair of Finnish Society of Radiography Research and a member of EFRS Educational Wing Management Team. Karoliina’s fields of specialization are safe use of radiation, plain x-ray examinations and CT-examinations. Additionally, her role includes supervising the theses, tutoring, project work and digital mentoring.

Miika Nieminen is Professor of Medical Physics and Vice Chair of the Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oulu. He is Chief Physicist at the Department of Diagnostics, Oulu University Hospital. His R&D interests lie in development of novel tomographic medical imaging technologies. Formerly he has conducted research at University of Kuopio and Harvard Medical School. He is fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and recipient of the Carl Wegelius medal from the Radiological Society of Finland.


Webinar will be held via Zoom. Link will be sent after the registration.


The event will be recorded and later shared with the public on Youtube.

Recordings of previous events can be found here.

For more info check the Health Talks webpage.

Registration data is controlled by Terkko.


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