Osamu Sakai, MD, PhD

Professor, Radiology

Osamu Sakai
617.414.3906
820 Harrison Ave

Biography

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 published multiple books and chapters in the U.S. and Japan, and extensively publishing in English and Japanese. His research interest is diverse including head and neck cancer, sickle cell disease, amyloidosis, aging, and trauma.

Other Positions

  • 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

Education

  • Yamagata University, MD
  • Jichi Medical University, PhD

Publications

  • Published on 7/26/2018

    Kuno H, Sakai O, Hayashi R. Reply. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Jul 26. PMID: 30049715.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Published on 8/24/2017

    Berlowitz DR, Foy CG, Kazis LE, Bolin LP, Conroy MB, Fitzpatrick P, Gure TR, Kimmel PL, Kirchner K, Morisky DE, Newman J, Olney C, Oparil S, Pajewski NM, Powell J, Ramsey T, Simmons DL, Snyder J, Supiano MA, Weiner DE, Whittle J. Effect of Intensive Blood-Pressure Treatment on Patient-Reported Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2017 08 24; 377(8):733-744. PMID: 28834483.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Jalisi S, Sakai O, Jamal BT, Mardirossian V. Features of Prevertebral Disease in Patients Presenting to a Head and Neck Surgery Clinic with Neck Pain. Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Jul-Dec; 7(2):228-231. PMID: 29264290.

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  • Published on 6/4/2017

    Kuno H, Sekiya K, Chapman MN, Sakai O. Miscellaneous and Emerging Applications of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Intracranial Pathology. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2017 Aug; 27(3):411-427. PMID: 28711202.

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