Visa Suomi Researcher








  • DPhil, Healthcare Innovation, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017
  • MSc, Engineering Physics, Aalto University, Finland, 2012
  • BSc, Engineering Physics, Aalto University, Finland, 2010


Visa Suomi has obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree from the University of Oxford, UK and has also conducted research at Columbia University in the New York City, USA. Before the doctoral studies he graduated with a MSc in Engineering Physics from Aalto University, Finland. He is currently a researcher at the Turku University Hospital where his research focuses on high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of prostate cancer, uterine fibroids and bone metastases. His specific areas of interest are nonlinear modelling of therapeutic ultrasound, acoustic and mechanical interactions with tissue, thermal bioeffects, image segmentation and machine learning.


Suomi V., Treeby B., Jaros J., Makela P., Anttinen M., Saunavaara J., Sainio T., Kiviniemi A., Blanco R., 2018. Transurethral ultrasound therapy of the prostate in the presence of calcifications: a simulation study, Medical Physics, (in press).

Suomi, V., Treeby, B., Jaros, J., Saunavaara, J., Kiviniemi, A. and Blanco, R., 2018. The Effect of Tissue Physiological Variability on Transurethral Ultrasound Therapy of the Prostate. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2018 IEEE 40th Annual International Conference of the. IEEE.

Suomi, V., Jaros, J., Treeby, B. and Cleveland, R., 2018. Full modelling of high-intensity focused ultrasound and thermal heating in the kidney using realistic patient models. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 65.5: p. 969-979..

Suomi, V., Jaros, J., Treeby, B. and Cleveland, R., 2016, August. Nonlinear 3-D simulation of high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy in the kidney. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the (pp. 5648-5651). IEEE.

Suomi, V., Han, Y., Konofagou, E. and Cleveland, R.O., 2016. The effect of temperature dependent tissue parameters on acoustic radiation force induced displacements. Physics in medicine and biology61(20), p.7427.

Suomi, V., Edwards, D. and Cleveland, R., 2015. Optical quantification of harmonic acoustic radiation force excitation in a tissue-mimicking phantom. Ultrasound in medicine & biology41(12), pp.3216-3232.


visa.suomi [at] tyks [dot] fi


ORCID: 0000-0002-1300-3425