Dr. Sakai was born and raised in Japan. He graduated from Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan in 1988, and completed radiology residency at Jichi Medical School Hospital, Japan in 1993, and served as a faculty at Jichi Medical School in 1993-2001. He received his PhD from Jichi Medical School in 1998. Dr. Sakai first came to Boston as a research fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in 1998-1999. After the fellowship he went back home but two years later he joined Boston Medical Center as a neuroradiology fellow in 2001. After his completion of neuroradiology fellowship, he stayed at BU/BMC as a faculty in Radiology.
Dr. Sakai is a board-certified radiologist in both Japan and the U.S. with neuroradiology subspecialty board certification. He was trained and has been practicing, teaching and conducting research in different languages and cultures, which helps him understand students, residents/fellows, colleagues as well as patients from different backgrounds. Dr. Sakai’s academic interest is neuroradiology and head and neck radiology. He has published multiple books and chapters in the U.S. and Japan in both English and Japanese. His research interests are diverse and include head and neck cancer, sickle cell disease, amyloidosis, aging, and trauma.
- Section Chief of Neuroradiology, Neuroradiology, Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Professor, Neuroradiology, Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Professor, Radiation Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
- Yamagata University, MD
- Jichi Medical University, PhD
- Published on 6/23/2020
MurD T, Sakai O, Tracy L, Suzuki K, Faden D. Endopharyngeal Ultrasound: Description of a novel technique to overcome a common diagnostic dilemma in a patient with a deep neck space mass. Clin Otolaryngol. 2020 Jun 23. PMID: 32578375.
- Published on 6/10/2020
Fujima N, Andreu-Arasa VC, Meibom SK, Mercier GA, Salama AR, Truong MT, Sakai O. Deep learning analysis using FDG-PET to predict treatment outcome in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Eur Radiol. 2020 Jun 10. PMID: 32524219.
- Published on 5/14/2020
Abdalkader M, Ma A, Cohen M, Aliphas A, Sakai O, Nguyen TN. Endovascular coiling of large mastoid emissary vein causing pulsatile tinnitus. Interv Neuroradiol. 2020 May 14; 1591019920926333. PMID: 32408784.
- Published on 4/30/2020
Takumi K, Staziaki PV, Hito R, Nadgir RN, Berk JL, Andreu-Arasa VC, Chavez W, Sakai O. Amyloidosis in the head and neck: CT findings with clinicopathological correlation. Eur J Radiol. 2020 Jul; 128:109034. PMID: 32438260.
- Published on 3/18/2020
Tomita H, Kuno H, Sekiya K, Otani K, Sakai O, Li B, Hiyama T, Nomura K, Mimura H, Kobayashi T. Quantitative Assessment of Thyroid Nodules Using Dual-Energy Computed Tomography: Iodine Concentration Measurement and Multiparametric Texture Analysis for Differentiating between Malignant and Benign Lesions. Int J Endocrinol. 2020; 2020:5484671. PMID: 32256574.
- Published on 3/5/2020
Fujima N, Andreu-Arasa VC, Meibom SK, Mercier GA, Truong MT, Sakai O. Prediction of the human papillomavirus status in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma by FDG-PET imaging dataset using deep learning analysis: A hypothesis-generating study. Eur J Radiol. 2020 May; 126:108936. PMID: 32171912.
- Published on 2/19/2020
Hashemi S, Oda M, Onoue K, Basa K, Rubin SJ, Sakai O, Salama A, Ezzat WH. Determining the optimal osteotomy distance with the fibula free flap in mandibular reconstruction. Am J Otolaryngol. 2020 May - Jun; 41(3):102436. PMID: 32144022.
- Published on 1/14/2020
Streeter CC, Gerbarg PL, Brown RP, Scott TM, Nielsen GH, Owen L, Sakai O, Sneider JT, Nyer MB, Silveri MM. Thalamic Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Level Changes in Major Depressive Disorder After a 12-Week Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing Intervention. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Mar; 26(3):190-197. PMID: 31934793.
- Published on 9/9/2019
Oda M, Staziaki PV, Qureshi MM, Andreu-Arasa VC, Li B, Takumi K, Chapman MN, Wang A, Salama AR, Sakai O. Using CT texture analysis to differentiate cystic and cystic-appearing odontogenic lesions. Eur J Radiol. 2019 Nov; 120:108654. PMID: 31539792.
- Published on 9/1/2019
Abdalkader M, Takumi K, Chapman MN, Barest GD, Peeler C, Sakai O. Subretinal and Retrolaminar Migration of Intraocular Silicone Oil Detected on CT. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019 09; 40(9):1557-1561. PMID: 31467241.
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