Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

Yuji Nakamoto, M.D., Ph.D.Professor btn

Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine has committed to teaching diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, and providing medical services for patients with a variety of disorders using various imaging modalities, such as CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Positron Emission Tomography. Interventional Radiology is also conducted for minimally-invasive therapy as well as diagnosis. Imaging plays an indispensable role in current medical practice, and our department is leading it by bringing imaging excellence not only into various departments in our institute, but also into the community with latest achievements of biomedical imaging.

Research and Education

Our research interests are (i) physical and mathematical investigations for development of the effective use of imaging modalities, (ii) establishment of new imaging methods and technologies for diagnosis and image-assisted minimally-invasive therapy, and (iii) basic medical researches using biomedical and pathological methods related to imaging. Our researches cover varieties of fields and modalities, and we collaborate with various departments of basic sciences, engineering and medical information. Although our main focus is on clinical problems, we also conduct experimental studies, such as molecular imaging that helps to understand hypoxia and other cancer-related conditions and development of a novel contrast material.
In education, we serve not only for residents who will be a radiologist, but for those who will not. An optional course for two months is provided to intensively learn diagnostic imaging, which is required in all medical fields. We also provide four-year programs to be a professional radiologist, who will practice in at least two institutions to learn variety of diagnostic examinations covering the whole body.

Recent Publications

  1. Wicaksono KP, Fushimi Y, Nakajima S, Yokota Y, Oshima S, Otani S, Sakurama A, Shima A, Sawamoto N, Okada T, Nakamoto Y. Two-minute quantitative susceptibility mapping from three-dimensional echo-planar imaging: accuracy, reliability, and detection performance in patients with cerebral microbleeds. Invest Radiol. 2021; 56: 69-77.
  2. Iima M, Kataoka M, Honda M, Ohashi A, Kishimoto AO, Ota R, Uozumi R, Urushibata Y, Feiweier T, Toi M, Nakamoto Y. The rate of apparent diffusion coefficient change with diffusion time on breast diffusion-weighted imaging depends on breast tumor types and molecular prognostic biomarker expression. Invest Radiol. 2021; 51: 164-174.
  3. Oshima S, Fushimi Y, Okada T, Nakajima S, Yokota Y, Shima A, Grinstead J, Ahn S, Sawamoto N, Takahashi R, Nakamoto Y. Neuromelanin-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging using DANTE pulse. Mov Disord. 2020 Dec 14. (Online ahead of print)
  4. Oshima S, Fushimi Y, Okada T, Takakura K, Liu C, Yokota Y, Arakawa Y, Sawamoto N, Miyamoto S, Togashi K. Brain MRI with quantitative susceptibility mapping: Relationship to CT attenuation values. Radiology. 2020; 294: 600-609.
  5. Watanabe M, Nakamoto Y, Nakamoto R, Ishimori T, Saga T, Togashi K. Performance evaluation of a newly developed MR-compatible mobile PET scanner with two detector layouts. Mol Imaging Biol. 2020; 22: 407-415.

Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

Professor: Yuji Nakamoto
Associate Professor: Takayoshi Ishimori
Senior Lecturer: Masako Kataoka, Yasutaka Fushimi
Assistant Professor: Aki Kido, Tsuyoshi Ono, Hironori Shimizu , Satoshi Nakajima, Sho Koyasu, Takahide Kakigi, Yuki Himoto, Akihiko Sakata
Program-Specific Assistant Professor:Yasuyuki Onishi, Yasuhisa Kurata, Kotaro Shimada, Sachi Okuchi
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