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, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 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 8/6/2021
Fujima N, Andreu-Arasa VC, Meibom SK, Mercier GA, Truong MT, Hirata K, Yasuda K, Kano S, Homma A, Kudo K, Sakai O. Prediction of the local treatment outcome in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma using deep learning analysis of pretreatment FDG-PET images. BMC Cancer. 2021 Aug 06; 21(1):900. PMID: 34362317.
- Published on 7/29/2021
Ito K, Kondo T, Andreu-Arasa VC, Li B, Hirahara N, Muraoka H, Sakai O, Kaneda T. Quantitative assessment of the maxillary sinusitis using computed tomography texture analysis: odontogenic vs non-odontogenic etiology. Oral Radiol. 2021 Jul 29. PMID: 34327595.
- Published on 5/25/2021
Abdalkader M, Nguyen TN, Norbash AM, Raz E, Shapiro M, Lenck S, Brinjikji W, Weber P, Sakai O. State of the Art: Venous Causes of Pulsatile Tinnitus and Diagnostic Considerations Guiding Endovascular Therapy. Radiology. 2021 07; 300(1):2-16. PMID: 34032509.
- Published on 5/4/2021
Safavi AR, Brook CD, Sakai O, Setty BN, Zumwalt A, Gonzalez M, Platt MP. Urgency of Esophageal Foreign Body Removal: Differentiation Between Coins and Button Cell Batteries. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 May 04; 1945998211008384. PMID: 33940963.
- Published on 4/30/2021
Fujima N, Andreu-Arasa VC, Meibom SK, Mercier GA, Salama AR, Truong MT, Sakai O. Prediction of the treatment outcome using machine learning with FDG-PET image-based multiparametric approach in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Radiol. 2021 Sep; 76(9):711.e1-711.e7. PMID: 33934877.
- Published on 4/9/2021
Onoue K, Fujima N, Andreu-Arasa VC, Setty BN, Sakai O. Cystic cervical lymph nodes of papillary thyroid carcinoma, tuberculosis and human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: utility of deep learning in their differentiation on CT. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Sep-Oct; 42(5):103026. PMID: 33862564.
- Published on 4/2/2021
Dreizin D, Sakai O, Champ K, Gandhi D, Aarabi B, Nam AJ, Morales RE, Eisenman DJ. CT of Skull Base Fractures: Classification Systems, Complications, and Management. Radiographics. 2021 May-Jun; 41(3):762-782. PMID: 33797996.
- Published on 1/12/2021
Farris CW, Baghdanian A, Takahashi C, Sung EK, Sakai O, Patel M, Burley H, Rai A, Brahmbhatt T, Adran D, Kim H, Ravilla A, Mian AZ. Implementation of Institutional Triaging Algorithms Decreases Head and Neck MDCT Use in Blunt Trauma. Radiology. 2021 03; 298(3):622-629. PMID: 33434109.
- Published on 1/6/2021
Buch K, Takumi K, Curtin HD, Sakai O. CT-based assessment of laryngeal fracture patterns and associated soft tissue abnormality. Eur Radiol. 2021 Jul; 31(7):5212-5221. PMID: 33409785.
- Published on 1/6/2021
Fujima N, Andreu-Arasa VC, Onoue K, Weber PC, Hubbell RD, Setty BN, Sakai O. Utility of deep learning for the diagnosis of otosclerosis on temporal bone CT. Eur Radiol. 2021 Jul; 31(7):5206-5211. PMID: 33409781.
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