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Juhani Knuuti, MD, PhD, (*8.4.1960) is director and professor of Turku PET Centre, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Finland.

His main research field is noninvasive imaging especially using PET, SPECT, echocardiography, MRI and CT.  

He has published nearly 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals and books and has contributed to large number clinical guidelines. His h-index is 72 and the publications have been cited nearly 39000 times (over 78 citations per item).


The main research focus has been on cardiovascular diseases especially coronary artery disease and heart failure. In these conditions, the focus has been in understanding the physiology and pathophysiology of these diseases as well in developing new tests for diagnosis and therapy guidance.


He has worked actively in European Society of Cardiology working groups, councils and committees. He is currently a member of the ESC Clinical Guideline Committee. He has arranged several international congresses and acts as member of editorial boards of several scientific journals. He is currently also Senior Associate Editor of European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging.

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