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last modified:2020/01/22

Professor TAKEMURA Akihiro

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences

College and School Educational Field

Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Phamaceutical Science
Division of Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medical Science
Department of Radiological Technology,School of Health Sciences, College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences


Department of Quantum Medical Technology FAX:076-234-4366

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kanazawa University Master Health Sciences 200203 Completed
Kanazawa University Doctor 200503 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Osaka University 1999


The Hospital of Hyougo Callage of Medicine Department of . Radiology(1994/04/01-1997/03/31)
Kanazawa University Faculty of Health Sciences, Inst. of Medicine, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Assistant Professor(1999/04/01-2007/10/01)
Kanazawa University Faculty of Health Sciences, Inst. of Medicine, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Associate Professor(2007/10/01-)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society



Japanese radiologist society


○Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(2002/06/01)
○Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(2002/06/01)
○Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(2002/06/01)
○JSRT The technical encouragement prize (X-ray)(2007/04/14)
○JSRT Rookie of the year technical award (X-ray)(2008/04/05)
○JSRT Rookie of the year technical award (X-ray)(2008/04/05)
○JSRT Rookie of the year technical award (X-ray)(2008/04/05)


Technology for radiation therapy & Medical Physics 、Medical systems

Speciality Keywords

Image Guided Radiotherapy

Research Themes

Effects of setup errors obtained in image guided radiation therapy to dose disribution

We are analyzing change in a dose distribution affected by daily setup errors which are obtained by a image registration method in image guided radiotherapy(IGRT).

Research of midical image processing and image registration method

Researches of image processing technique using medical X-ray images, CT data, MRI data and so on, and also researches related to medical image registration which superimposes two medical images to make region recognition of a disease easily.

Research related to dose accumulation using deformable image registration in radiation therapy

Reaserch relatede to radiotherapy

Analysis of setup error on Image guided radiation therapy

Development of the Computer-Assisted Catheter Guide system.



  •  Uncertainty of Cross Calibration-applied Beam Quality Conversion Factor for the Japan Society of Medical Physics 12 Naoki Kinoshita, Akinobu Kita,Akihiro Takemura, Yasuhiro Nishimoto, and Toshiki Adachi Japanese Journal of Radiological Technology 70 9 2014/09
  •  Accuracy of Dose Delivery in Multiple Breath-Hold Segmented Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy: A Static Phantom Study Kimiya Noto, Shinichi Ueda, Hironori Kojima, Naoki Isomura, Akihiro Takemura, Shigeyuki Takamatsu, Tomoyasu Kumano, and Tsuyoshi Takanaka  Journal of Radiotherapy 2014 743150 2014
  •  Comparison of Image Distortion between Three Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems of Different Magnetic Field Strengths for Use in Stereotactic Irradiation of Brain. Takemura A,Sasamoto K,Nakamura K,Kuroda T,Shoji S,Matsuura Y,Matsushita T Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi 69 6 641-7 2013/07
  •  A method for evaluating the positional accuracy of a six-degrees-of-freedom radiotherapy couch using high definition digital cameras Takemura A, Ueda S, Noto K, Kurata Y, Shoji S 67 9 1174-1182 2011/09
  •  Effectiveness of temporal and dynamic subtraction images of the liver for detection of small HCC on abdominal CT images: comparison of 3D nonlinear image warping and 3D global-matching technique Okumura E, Sanada S, Suzuki M, Takemura A, Matsui O. Radiological Physics and Technology 4 2 109-120 2011

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  •  Radioanatomical study of the bronchovascular anomalies of the middle and lower lobes of the right lung using maltidetector computed tomography Yusuke Okumura, Masayuki Suzuki, Akihiro Takemura, Shiro Takahashi 33(4) 2009
  •  Effect of daily setup errors on the individual dose distribution in conventional radiotherapy - an initial study - Akihiro Takemura, Saori Shoji, Sinichi Ueda, Yuichi Kurata, Tomoyasu Kumano, Shigeyuki Takamatsu, Masayuki Suzuki 2009
  •  Primary malignant lymphoma of the breast: a case report Akihiro Takemura, Yuji Mizukami, Teruhiko Takayama, Takeo Taniya, Hirokazu Okumura 27 221-224 2009
  •  Analysis of respiration-related movement of upper abdominal arteries. - preliminary measurement for the development of a respiratory motion compensation technique of roadmap navigation - Akihiro Takemura, Masayuki Suzuki, Kiyoshi Sakamoto, Tsubasa Kitada, Hiroji Iida, Yusuke Okumura, Hajime Harauchi 1 2  178-182 2008
  •  An algorithm for tracking micro-catheters in fluoroscopy Akihiro Takemura, Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Masayuki Suzuki, Zhou Wang, Hussain S. Rangwala, et al. 21 1  99-108 2008
  •  Micro-catheter tip enhancement in fluoroscopy: A comparison of techniques Akihiro Takemura, Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Masayuki Suzuki, Zhou Wang, Hussain S. Rangwala, et al. 20 4 367-372 2007
  •  Automatic anatomical labeling method of cerebral arteries in MR-angiography data set Takemura A, Suzuki M, Harauchi H, Okumura Y 26 4  187-198 2007
  •  A rule-based scheme for detection of accessory cardiac bronchus in chest computed tomography images A. Takemura, M. Suzuki, H. Harauchi and Y. Okumura 1 suppl.1  362-365 2006
  •  Automatic segmentation method which divides a cerebral artery tree in time-of-flight MR-angiography into artery segments Akihiro Takemura, Masayuki Suzuki, Hajime Harauchi and Yusuke Okumura 6144, 61443G.1 - 61443G 9 2006
  •  Four cases of accessory cardiac bronchus incidentally detected on multi-detector CT Masayuki Suzuki, Osamu Matsui, Akihiro Takemura, Takeshi Kobayashi, Kenji Yoneda, Yoshihiro Shibata 57 2  47-50 2006
  •  Tracking technique of a micro guide wire in sequential fluorograms 61 12 1040-1048 2005/12
  •  Telemedicine of MR imagings by gigabit network: Toyama city Hospital-Kanazawa University 20 4 497-501 2004/04
  •  Development of a system which automatically acquires optimal discrete-valued attributes by dividing and grouping continuous-valued attributes to assist clinical decision making in radiotherapy. 23 3 163-172 2003/09
  •  An algorithm for mapping the catheter tip position on a fluorograph to the three-dimensional position in magnetic resonance angiography volume data. PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY 48 16 2697-2711 2003/08
  •  Development of a Virtual Private Database for a multi-institutional Internet-based Radiation Oncology Database overcoming differences in protocols. 22 2 125-133 2002/06
  •  Developmet of infrastructure for bidirectional data conversion and two dimensional data structure in the linkage of plural radiotherapy facilities with Integrated multi-institutional radiation oncology database. Proceedings of the 14th international Congress and Exhibition CARS2000 CARS2000 673-678 2000/07
  •  Comparison of the Motion Accuracy of a Six Degrees of Freedom Radiotherapy Couch with and without Weights Akihiro Takemura , Shinichi Ueda, Kimiya Noto, Hironori Kojima, Naoki Isomura International Journal of Medical Physics,Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology 2 3 69-75 2013
  •  An uncertainty metric to evaluate deformation vector fields for dose accumulation in radiotherapy Akihiro Takemura, Akira Nagano, Hironori Kojima, Tomohiro Ikeda, Noriomi Yokoyama, Kosuke Tsukamoto, Kimiya Noto, Naoki Isomura, Shinichi Ueda, Hiroki Kawashima Physics and Imaging in radiation oncology 6 77-82 2018
  •  A metric for evaluation of deformable image registration Akihiro Takemura, Hironori Kojima, Shinichi Ueda, Naoki Isomura, Kimiya Noto, Tomohiro Ikeda Proc. SPIE   9415 941520:1-6 2015
  •   Assessment of scatter radiation dose and absorbed doses in eye lens and thyroid gland during digital breast tomosynthesis Thunyarat Chusin Kosuke Matsubara Akihiro Takemura Rena Okubo Yoshinori Ogawa Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 20 1 340-347 2018
  •  Impact of pitch angle setup error and setup error correction on dose distribution in volumetric modulated arc therapy for prostate cancer Akihiro Takemura , Kumiko Togawa, Tomohiro Yokoi, Shinichi Ueda, Kimiya Noto, Hironori Kojima, Naoki Isomura, Tomoyasu Kumano Radiological Physics and Technology 9 2 178-186 2016
  •  The use of positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging in radiation therapy: A phantom study for setting internal target volume of biological target volume Wataru Kawakami, Akihiro Takemura, Kunihiko Yokoyama, Kenichi Nakajima, Syoichi Yokoyama and Kichiro Koshida Radiation Oncology 2015
  •  A disk-type dose imaging detector based on blue and orange RPL in Ag-activated phosphate glass for 2D and 3D dose imaging applications Kurobori, Toshio Takemura, Akihiro Miyamoto, Yuka Maki, Daisuke Koguchi, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, Takayoshi Chen, Yao Qiang Radiation Measurements 83 51-55 2015
  •  Development of optical computed tomography for evaluation of the absorbed dose of the dyed gel dosimeter Takuya Wada1, Kazuya Nakayama2, Akihiro Takemura2, Hiroaki Yamamoto3, Hironori Kojima4, Naoki Isomura4 and Kimiya Noto4 IFMBE proceedings 63 3 581-584 2018
  •  Evaluation of time delay and fluoroscopic dose in a new real-time tumor-tracking radiotherapy system Masayasu Kitagawa1,2), Ayaka Hirosawa1,2), Akihiro Takemura3) IFMBE proceedings 63 3 487-491 2018
  •  Evaluation of deformable image registration between high dose rate brachytherapy and Intensity modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer  N. Yokoyama1, A. Takemura2, H. Kojima3, K. Tsukamoto1, S. Ueda3, and K. Noto3 IFMBE proceedings 63 3 505-508 2018

Conference Presentations

  • Dosimetric analysis of multiple breath-hold segmented volumetric modulated arc radiation therapy plans with and without fiducial markers for pancreatic cancer (conference:ASTRO2018)(2018/10/21)
  • Improvement clinical quality of the dual energy volumetric modulated arc therapy planning for head and neck cancer (conference:IUPESM2018)(2018/06/03)
  • "Development of bone equivalent polymer gel dosimeter: R2 - dose response curve " (conference:IUPESM2018)(2018/06/03)
  • Dosimetric Evaluation of the Dual Energy Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Planning for Head and Neck Cancer (2018/04/12)
  • Impact of Needles and Contrast Medium in Pelvic CT Images for High Dose Rate Brachytherapy on Deformable Image Registration Accuracy (2018/04/12)

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  • Development of Optical CT for Dye Gel Dosimeter (2018/04/12)
  • The density increasing of bone equivalent polymer gel dosimeter (2018/04/12)
  • Reduction of the radiation dose to the crystalline lens in cone-beam computed tomography(2016/11/25)
  • Characterization of Deformable Image Registration for the Pelvic Region Based On Prostate Shifting, Image Noise and the Existence of Implanted Fiducial Markers(2016/07/31)
  • Characterization of deformable image registration for the pelvic region regarding changes in contrast, noise, and prostate shifting(2016/04/14)
  • Two- and three-dimensional X-ray image reconstruction from a disk-type Ag-activated phosphate glass plate(conference:the 26th International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids (ICNTS-26))(2014/09/15)
  • Changes in absorbed dose to water for high-energy electron beams by beam quality correction factor (2014/04/08)
  • Evaluation of MV and kV isocenter displacement for an IGRT linac with and without an add-on micro multileaf collimator.(conference:2013 AAPM Annual Meeting )(2013/08/03)
  • Comparison of Absorbed-Dose to Water in High-Energy Photon Beams Due to Differences in Beam Quality Conversion Factor. (conference:2013 AAPM Annual Meeting )(2013/08/03)
  • Verification of irradiation parameters on VMAT for head and neck cancer (2013/04/11)

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

○Evaluation method for Deformable Image Registration in radiotherapy

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「VE(Vartual Endoscopy)を血管造影検査での透視と連動させたIVR(Interventional Radiology)支援システムの開発」(2001-) 

Classes (Bachelors)

○Presentation and Debate (Freshman Seminar II)(2017)
○Presentation and Debate (Freshman Seminar II)(2017)
○Radiation Therapy Technology(2017)
○Radiation Oncology(2017)
○Clinical Training 2(2017)
○High Energy Radiological Medicine(2017)
○Freshman Seminar I(2017)
○Introduction to Region-studies(2017)
○Clinical Training 1(2017)
○Clinical Training 1(2016)
○Radiation Oncology(2016)
○Radiation Therapy Technology(2016)
○Clinical Training 2(2016)
○High Energy Radiological Medicine(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Radiation theraphy Technology:Lecture(2017)
○Clinical Quantitative Technology: Research(2017)
○Research Design in Medical Radiation Science: Lec.(2017)
○Clinical Quantitave Technology: Research(2017)
○Research Design in Health Science 2: Lecture(2017)
○Radiation therapy & Biological Safe Science: Lec.(2017)
○Clinical Quantitative Technology: Seminar(2017)
○Clinical Quantitative Technology: Lecture(2017)
○Clinical Practice Management Seminar(2017)
○Medical Physics:Lecture(2017)
○Radiation therapy & Biological Safe Science: Semi.(2017)
○Research Design in Health Science 2: Lecture(2016)
○Radiation theraphy Technology:Lecture(2016)
○Clinical Quantitative Technology: Research(2016)
○Clinical Practice Management Seminar(2016)
○Clinical Quantitative Technology: Lecture(2016)
○Medical Physics:Lecture(2016)
○Radiation therapy & Biological Safe Science: Lec.(2016)
○Radiation therapy & Biological Safe Science: Semi.(2016)
○Clinical Quantitave Technology: Research(2016)
○Research Design in Medical Radiation Science: Lec.(2016)
○Clinical Quantitative Technology: Seminar(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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