Visa Suomi Researcher


  • DPhil (Healthcare Innovation), University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2012-2017
  • Visiting PhD student (Biomedical Engineering), Columbia University, United States, 2015
  • MSc (Engineering Physics), Aalto University, Finland, 2010-2012
  • Visiting graduate student (Liberal Studies), Waseda University, Japan, 2010-2011
  • BSc (Engineering Physics), Aalto University, Finland, 2007-2010


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 therapeutic ultrasound 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 processing and machine learning.


Suomi, V., Viitala, A., Sainio, T., Komar, G., and Blanco Sequeiros, R., 2019, July. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy in the Uterine Fibroid: A Clinical Case Study of Poor Heating Efficacy. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (accepted). IEEE.

Sainio, T., Komar, G., Saunavaara, J., Suomi, V., Joronen, K., Perheentupa, A., Viitala, A. and Sequeiros, R.B., 2018. Wedged gel pad for bowel manipulation during MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy to treat uterine fibroids: a case report. Journal of therapeutic ultrasound6(1), p.10.

Suomi, V., Treeby, B., Jaros, J., Makela, P., Anttinen, M., Saunavaara, J., Sainio, T., Kiviniemi, A. and Blanco, R., 2018. Transurethral ultrasound therapy of the prostate in the presence of calcifications: A simulation study. Medical physics45(11), pp.4793-4805.

Suomi, V., Treeby, B., Jaros, J., Saunavaara, J., Kiviniemi, A. and Blanco, R., 2018, July. The effect of tissue physiological variability on transurethral ultrasound therapy of the prostate. In 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 5701-5704). IEEE.

Suomi, V., Jaros, J., Treeby, B. and Cleveland, R.O., 2018. Full modeling of high-intensity focused ultrasound and thermal heating in the kidney using realistic patient models. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering65(5), pp.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 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (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 & 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