Takamichi Murakami / Kinki University / Japan

Professor Murakami graduated from Kobe University School of Medicine in 1986, and then completed postgraduate training at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1991. From 1991-2006, he then became Fellow, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor of Radiology at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. Professor Murakami was Visiting Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1994-1995). He is currently Professor and Chairman of Radiology at the Kinki University Faculty of Medicine; a position he has held since 2006.

Professor Murakami was a member of the Task Force on Computed Tomography for the 1999 International Commission on Radiological Protection, and he has also received a number of awards including The Certificate of Merit Award: Radiological Society of North America (1991[two], 1996[two], 2006[two], 2007[one], 2008 [three] ,2011 (one), 2013(one)), Cum Laude Award: Radiological Society of North America (2009, 2013), Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (1996), and Misono Award: Association of Japan Radiological Effect and Protection (2004).

Professor Murakami has published more than 510 articles, and is on the Review Board of 14 peer-review journals. He has given 250 presentations in the area of his expertise on numerous occasions to international audiences. He is a member of the reviewer board of American Journal of Roentgenology, Investigative Radiology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and European Radiology, etc. He is also a executive committee member of Japanese Radiological Society, Japanese Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology, and Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology, and Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology, a council member of Japanese Society of Hepatology and Japanese Society of Liver cancer Study Group, and a member of Radiological Society of North America and Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, etc.

Professor Murakami research interest is “Radiological diagnosis and Interventional Radiology of abdominal disease”. I am studying dynamic MDCT and MR study for detection and diagnosis of liver tumor, especially hepatocellular carcinoma. I am also interested in a study about evaluation of segmental liver function by using perfusion CT and liver tissue specific MR contrast medium. About a field of Interventionl Radiology, I am interested in a study to improve efficacy of focal treatment of HCC, for example, s image navigation system for radiofrequency ablation and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization.