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
- Active Staff Privileges, Radiology, Boston Medical Center
- Yamagata University, MD
- Jichi Medical University, PhD
- Published on 10/31/2018
Andreu-Arasa VC, Sung EK, Fujita A, Saito N, Sakai O. Otosclerosis and Dysplasias of the Temporal Bone. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2019 Feb; 29(1):29-47. PMID: 30466643.
- Published on 10/27/2018
Buch K, Kuno H, Qureshi MM, Li B, Sakai O. Quantitative variations in texture analysis features dependent on MRI scanning parameters: A phantom model. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Nov; 19(6):253-264. PMID: 30369010.
- Published on 9/24/2018
Tsai A, Buch K, Fujita A, Qureshi MM, Kuno H, Chapman MN, Li B, Oda M, Truong MT, Sakai O. Using CT texture analysis to differentiate between nasopharyngeal carcinoma and age-matched adenoid controls. Eur J Radiol. 2018 Nov; 108:208-214. PMID: 30396657.
- Published on 7/26/2018
Kuno H, Sakai O, Hayashi R. Reply. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Aug; 39(8):E98. PMID: 30049715.
- Published on 7/1/2018
Gohel A, Oda M, Katkar AS, Sakai O. Multidetector Row Computed Tomography in Maxillofacial Imaging. Dent Clin North Am. 2018 Jul; 62(3):453-465. PMID: 29903561.
- Published on 4/6/2018
Andreu-Arasa VC, Chapman MN, Kuno H, Fujita A, Sakai O. Craniofacial Manifestations of Systemic Disorders: CT and MR Imaging Findings and Imaging Approach. Radiographics. 2018 May-Jun; 38(3):890-911. PMID: 29624481.
- Published on 1/25/2018
Kuno H, Sakamaki K, Fujii S, Sekiya K, Otani K, Hayashi R, Yamanaka T, Sakai O, Kusumoto M. Comparison of MR Imaging and Dual-Energy CT for the Evaluation of Cartilage Invasion by Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Jan 25. PMID: 29371253.
- Published on 10/12/2017
Kuno H, Qureshi MM, Chapman MN, Li B, Andreu-Arasa VC, Onoue K, Truong MT, Sakai O. CT Texture Analysis Potentially Predicts Local Failure in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated with Chemoradiotherapy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Dec; 38(12):2334-2340. PMID: 29025727.
- Published on 10/6/2017
Mills AF, Sakai O, Anderson SW, Jara H. Principles of Quantitative MR Imaging with Illustrated Review of Applicable Modular Pulse Diagrams. Radiographics. 2017 Nov-Dec; 37(7):2083-2105. PMID: 28985137.
- Published on 9/1/2017
Buch K, Nadgir RN, Qureshi MM, Ozonoff A, Sakai O. Clinical Significance of Incidentally Detected Torus Tubarius Calcification. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2017 Sep/Oct; 41(5):828-832. PMID: 28448401.
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