Vesa Oikonen
MSc

Senior Research Fellow, PET Basic Operations (Turku PET Centre)
Turku PET Centre
vesa.oikonen@utu.fi




Areas of expertise
Positron emission tomography, Medical imaging, Modeling

Research
Modelling biochemical phenomena behind tissue distribution of positron emitting isotope labelled molecules in a living man, and development of computer software for PET model calculations.

Publications
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68Ga-DOTA chelate, a novel imaging agent for assessment of myocardial perfusion and infarction detection in a rodent model (2019)
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
Anu Autio, Sauli Uotila, Max Kiugel, Ville Kytö, Heidi Liljenbäck, Nobuyuki Kudomi, Vesa Oikonen, Olli Metsälä, Semi Helin, Juhani Knuuti, Antti Saraste, Anne Roivainen
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Myocardial Blood Flow and Metabolic Rate of Oxygen Measurement in the Right and Left Ventricles at Rest and During Exercise Using O-15-Labeled Compounds and PET (2019)
Frontiers in Physiology
Nobuyuki Kudomi, Kari K. Kalliokoski, Vesa J. Oikonen, Chunlei Han, Jukka Kemppainen, Hannu T. Sipilä, Juhani Knuuti, Ilkka H.A. Heinonen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Regulation of human brown adipose tissue by adenosine and A2A receptors – studies with [15O]H2O and [11C]TMSX PET/CT (2019)
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Minna Lahesmaa, Vesa Oikonen, Semi Helin, Pauliina Luoto, Mueez U Din, Alexander Pfeifer, Pirjo Nuutila, Kirsi A. Virtanen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Cannabinoid Type 1 Receptors Are Upregulated During Acute Activation of Brown Adipose Tissue (2018)
Diabetes
Minna Lahesmaa, Olof Eriksson, Thorsten Gnad, Vesa Oikonen, Marco Bucci, Jussi Hirvonen, Kalle Koskensalo, Jarmo Teuho, Tarja Niemi, Markku Taittonen, Salla Lahdenpohja, Mueez U Din, Merja Haaparanta-Solin, Alexander Pfeifer, Kirsi A. Virtanen, Pirjo Nuutila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Correction to: Regulation of human brown adipose tissue by adenosine and A2A receptors – studies with [15O]H2O and [11C]TMSX PET/CT (2018)
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Minna Lahesmaa, Vesa Oikonen, Semi Helin, Pauliina Luoto, Mueez U Din, Alexander Pfeifer, Pirjo Nuutila, Kirsi A. Virtanen
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O2 Other)

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor expression after myocardial infarction: Imaging study using [68Ga]NODAGA-exendin-4 positron emission tomography (2018)
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
Mia Ståhle, Ville Kytö, Max Kiugel, Heidi Liljenbäck, Olli Metsälä, Meeri Käkelä, Xiang-Guo Li, Vesa Oikonen, Pekka Saukko, Pirjo Nuutila, Juhani Knuuti, Anne Roivainen, Antti Saraste
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The renal blood flow reserve in healthy humans and patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease measured by positron emission tomography using [O-15]H2O (2018)
EJNMMI Research
Paivarinta J, Koivuviita N, Oikonen V, Iida H, Liukko K, Manner I, Loyttyniemi E, Nuutila P, Metsarinne K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A Novel Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Approach to Monitor Cardiac Metabolic Pathway Remodeling in Response to Sunitinib Malate (2017)
PLoS ONE
AliceO'Farrell AC, Evans R, Silvola JMU, Miller IS, Conroy E, Hector S, Cary M, Murray DW, Jarzabek MA, Maratha A, Alamanou M, Udupi GM, Shiels L, Pallaud C, Saraste A, Liljenback H, Jauhiainen M, Oikonen V, Ducret A, Cutler P, McAuliffe FM, Rousseau JA, Lecomte R, Gascon S, Arany Z, Ky B, Force T, Knuuti J, Gallagher WM, Roivainen A, Byrne AT, Byrne AT
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Effects of meal and incretins in the regulation of splanchnic blood flow (2017)
Endocrine Connections
Koffert J, Honka H, Teuho J, Kauhanen S, Hurme S, Parkkola R, Oikonen V, Mari A, Lindqvist A, Wierup N, Groop L, Nuutila P
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Pretargeted PET Imaging of trans-Cyclooctene-Modified Porous Silicon Nanoparticles (2017)
ACS Omega
Keinanen O, Makila EM, Lindgren R, Virtanen H, Liljenback H, Oikonen V, Sarparanta M, Molthoff C, Windhorst AD, Roivainen A, Salonen JJ, Airaksinen AJ
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Cannabinoid CB1 receptors in human brown adipose tissue during cold exposure (2016) Lahesmaa M, Eriksson O, Oikonen V, Bucci M, Hirvonen J, Lahdenpohja S, Koskensalo K, Haaparanta-Solin M, Virtanen KA, Nuutila P
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O2 Other)

Cardiac Metabolic Pathway Remodelling in Response to Sunitinib Malate: Potential Role for Positron Emission Tomography in the Cardio-Oncology Setting (conference abstract) (2016)
Irish Journal of Medical Science
O’Farrell AC, Evans R, Silvola JMU, Miller IS, Conroy E, Hector S, Cary M, Murray D, Jarzabek MA, Maratha A,
Alamanou M, Mallya Udupi G, Shiels L, Pallaud C, Saraste A, Liljenba¨ck H, Jauhiainen M, Oikonen V, Ducret A, Cutler P, McAuliffe FM, Rousseau JA, Lecomte R, Gascon S, Ky B, Force T, Knuuti J, Gallagher W, Roivainen A, Byrne AT

(
O2 Other)

Erratum to: Absorption, distribution and excretion of intravenously injected 68Ge/68Ga generator eluate in healthy rats, and estimation of human radiation dosimetry (2016)
EJNMMI Research
Anu Autio, Helena Virtanen, Tuula Tolvanen, Heidi Liljenbäck, Vesa Oikonen, Tiina Saanijoki, Riikka Siitonen, Meeri Käkelä, Andrea Schüssele, Mika Teräs, Anne Roivainen
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O2 Other)

Human brown adipose tissue [15O]O2 PET imaging in the presence and absence of cold stimulus (2016)
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Mueez u Din, Juho Raiko, Teemu Saari, Nobu Kudomi, Tuula Tolvanen, Vesa Oikonen, Jarmo Teuho, Hannu T Sipilä, Nina Savisto, Riitta Parkkola, Pirjo Nuutila, Kirsi A Virtanen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Parametric Binding Images of the TSPO Ligand F-18-DPA-714 (2016)
Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Golla SSV, Boellaard R, Oikonen V, Hoffmann A, van Berckel BNM, Windhorst AD, Virta J, te Beek ET, Groeneveld GJ, Haaparanta-Solin M, Luoto P, Savisto N, Solin O, Valencia R, Thiele A, Eriksson J, Schuit RC, Lammertsma AA, Rinne JO
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Absorption, distribution and excretion of intravenously injected 68Ge/68Ga generator eluate in healthy rats, and estimation of human radiation dosimetry (2015)
EJNMMI Research
Anu Autio, Helena Virtanen, Tuula Tolvanen, Heidi Liljenbäck, Vesa Oikonen, Tiina Saanijoki, Riikka Siitonen, Meeri Käkelä, Andrea Schüssele, Mika Teräs, Anne Roivainen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Automated reference region extraction and population-based input function for brain [11C]TMSX PET image analyses (2015)
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Rissanen E, Tuisku J, Luoto P, Arponen E, Johansson J, Oikonen V, Parkkola R, Airas L, Rinne JO.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Positron emission tomography imaging of the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO) with [(18)F]FEMPA in Alzheimer's disease patients and control subjects. (2015)
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Varrone A, Oikonen V, Forsberg A, Joutsa J, Takano A, Solin O, Haaparanta-Solin M, Nag S, Nakao R, Al-Tawil N, Wells LA, Rabiner EA, Valencia R, Schultze-Mosgau M, Thiele A, Vollmer S, Dyrks T, Lehmann L, Heinrich T, Hoffmann A, Nordberg A, Halldin C, Rinne JO
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Quantification of [F-18]DPA-714 binding in the human brain: initial studies in healthy controls and Alzheimer's disease patients (2015)
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Golla SSV, Boellaard R, Oikonen V, Hoffmann A, van Berckel BNM, Windhorst AD, Virta J, Haaparanta-Solin M, Luoto P, Savisto N, Solin O, Valencia R, Thiele A, Eriksson J, Schuit RC, Lammertsma AA, Rinne JO
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Test-retest reliability of (11)C-ORM-13070 in PET imaging of α2C-adrenoceptors in vivo in the human brain (2015)
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Jussi Lehto, Jere R. Virta, Vesa Oikonen, Anne Roivainen, Pauliina Luoto, Eveliina Arponen, Semi Helin, Johanna Hietamäki, Aila Holopainen, Marita Kailajärvi, Juha M. Peltonen, Juha Rouru, Jukka Sallinen, Kirsi Virtanen, Iina Volanen, Mika Scheinin, Juha O. Rinne
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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