Learning by doing

MedPhys students have conducted various kinds of projects related to medical physics during their studies. Here you can find topics of advaced laboratory work, research practicum and MSc theses conducted during the years 2016-2019.

Master's theses

- Application of bioimpedance spectroscopy for electrical characterization of oral tissues, Biomaterials group

- Elastic, viscoelastic and fibril-reinforced poroelastic material properties of human tibial cartilage, Biophysics of bone and cartilage group

- Near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy for arthroscopic evaluation of human cartilage and meniscus, Biophysics of bone and cartilage group

- Variation in biologically effective dose of SRBT treatments for prostate cancer, KUH radiation therapy

- Implementation of a theoretical pipeline for modeling navigated TMS, KUH clinical neurophysiology/UEF Petro Julkunen

Project work in applied physics

- Experimental testing with novel commercial hydrogels and electrodes based on them (preclinical measurements), Biomaterials group

- Impedance measurements for saliva, Biomaterials group

- Ex vivo electrical impedance measurements on pork jaw tissue sample, Biomaterials group

- Ferro-electret films and ferroelectric polymers such as polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) for biosignal measurement, Biomaterials group

- Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging based determination of tendon size, Biophysics of bone and cartilage group

- Computational modeling of TMS-induced D-waves in Motor Cortex, KUH clinical neurophysiology/UEF Petro Julkunen

- Individual characterization of fast intracortical facilitation with paired biphasic-wave transcranial magnetic stimulation, KUH clinical neurophysiology/UEF Petro Julkunen

- The effect of various optimization parameters on the VMAT dose distributions for head and neck cancer, KUH radiation therapy/Jan Seppälä

- Peripheral/Scatter doses of CyberKnife system, KUH radiation therapy/Jan Seppälä

- The effect of various optimization parameter on the VMAT dose distribution for head and neck cancer, KUH radiation therapy

- Staff dosimetry in cyclotron and radio pharmacy facilities at Kuopio University Hospital, KUH nuclear medicine/Mikko Hakulinen

Research practicum

- Development and testing of concentric ring probe for measurement of electrical impedance of organic and biological materials, Biomaterials group

- The effect of different preconditioning protocols on repeatability of ACL: stress-relaxation response in tension, Biophysics of bone and cartilage group

- Association between the tibiofemoral kinetics and kinematics and osteoarthritis development in ACL reconstructed knees, Biophysics of bone and cartilage group