Akira Yamada, MD, PhD
Department of Radiology, Shinshu University Hospital, Asahi, Matsumoto, Japan
Dr. Yamada is an assistant professor of Radiology at Shinshu University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology in Matsumoto, Japan. He graduated Shinshu University School of Medicine and started a career as a Radiologist in 2000. From 2009 to 2010, he worked at Department of Radiology, University of Chicago as a visiting scholar. In 2011, he was awarded the Itai Award from the Japanese Society of Abdominal Radiology for his pioneering work in the development of quantitative MR imaging of the liver function. He received his PhD degree in Medicine from Shinshu University in 2011, and then received Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to develop his research project in functional imaging from 2011 to 2013. He is currently specializing and focusing his research in computer application for abdominal imaging and interventional radiology.