Mittlab is a medical imaging teaching and test laboratory, that is located on the premises of Oulu University Hospital. It was established in a European Regional Fund -project in collaboration between University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Laboratory offers a single infrastructure that serves the needs of research, education and companies in a versatile manner.
The laboratory comprises of various physical and virtual components which include radiography, mammography, a cone-beam CT system, conventional CT system, phantoms, radiation dose meters, 360°-virtual simulation environments of imaging suites, virtualized imaging device interfaces (MRI, CT and radiography) as well as virtual 3D anatomy environment. These tools will be used to improve education in biomedical engineering, physics and radiation protection at the University of Oulu and in the training of radiographers at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Additionally, laboratory enables medical imaging companies to test new equipment in facilities similar to a hospital environment and help to commercialize products and prototypes developed in this way.