Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Division. He also serves as the Lead Radiologist for Body Intervention at Parkland Hospital. His clinical interests include imaging of liver cancer, as well as image-guided biopsies and drainages.
Dr. Yokoo holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He earned his doctorate in biomathematics and his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He then completed his residency in diagnostic radiology on a five-year research track at the University of California, San Diego Medical School before obtaining advanced training in abdominal imaging and intervention through a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
A passion for research
Dr. Yokoo focuses on researching quantitative imaging techniques in order to support radiologists in objective interpretation and standardized reporting of imaging studies. He has collaborated with MRI manufacturers to develop product sequences that are now available for routine clinical imaging use. Through his extensive research and work in technological imaging advancement, along with his research on topics such as diffuse liver disease and liver cancer, Dr. Yokoo has authored or co-authored more than 35 peer-reviewed publications, as well as more than 60 conference abstracts.
A career marked by service
In addition to serving on numerous committees for the UTSW Radiology Department, Dr. Yokoo is an active member of several national and international professional societies, including the American College of Radiology, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Board of Radiology, and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
He is an active reviewer for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; for the latter, he has been recognized as a distinguished reviewer five times. In addition, he has served as an ad hoc reviewer on a range of publications such as Abdominal Imaging, Journal of Hematology, and European Radiology. He also served as a guest editor for a special issue of BioMed Research International focused on "Advances in MR Imaging Techniques and Applications.”
- Medical School
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2005)
- North Shore-Long Island Jewish (2006), Internal Medicine
- University of California, San Diego (2011), Diagnostic Radiology
- Massachusetts General Hospital (2012), Abdominal Imaging
- Diffuse Liver Disease (liver fat, iron, fibrosis)
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- Image Analysis, Signal Processing
- Image Computation and Quantification
- Liver Imaging
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
- Linearity, Bias, and Precision of Hepatic Proton Density Fat Fraction Measurements by Using MR Imaging: A Meta-Analysis.
- Yokoo T, Serai SD, Pirasteh A, Bashir MR, Hamilton G, Hernando D, Hu HH, Hetterich H, Kühn JP, Kukuk GM, Loomba R, Middleton MS, Obuchowski NA, Song JS, Tang A, Wu X, Reeder SB, Sirlin CB Radiology 2017 Sep 170550
- Quantification of renal steatosis in type II diabetes mellitus using dixon-based MRI.
- Yokoo T, Clark HR, Pedrosa I, Yuan Q, Dimitrov I, Zhang Y, Lingvay I, Beg MS, Bobulescu IA J Magn Reson Imaging 2016 Mar
- Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers of NAFLD.
- Kinner S, Reeder SB, Yokoo T Dig. Dis. Sci. 2016 Feb
- Quantitative R2 * MRI of the liver with rician noise models for evaluation of hepatic iron overload: Simulation, phantom, and early clinical experience.
- Yokoo T, Yuan Q, Sénégas J, Wiethoff AJ, Pedrosa I J Magn Reson Imaging 2015 May
- Liver Iron Quantification with MR Imaging: A Primer for Radiologists.
- Labranche R, Gilbert G, Cerny M, Vu KN, Soulières D, Olivié D, Billiard JS, Yokoo T, Tang A Radiographics 2018 Mar-Apr 38 2 392-412
- Diagnostic Performance and Interreader Agreement of a Standardized MR Imaging Approach in the Prediction of Small Renal Mass Histology.
- Kay FU, Canvasser NE, Xi Y, Pinho DF, Costa DN, Diaz de Leon A, Khatri G, Leyendecker JR, Yokoo T, Lay AH, Kavoussi N, Koseoglu E, Cadeddu JA, Pedrosa I Radiology 2018 Feb 171557
- Liver Injury in Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelets Syndrome Measured by Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
- Nelson DB, Khan A, Bailey A, Yokoo T, Pedrosa I, McIntire DD, Cunningham FG Am J Perinatol 2017 Dec
- Locoregional therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma and the new LI-RADS treatment response algorithm.
- Kielar A, Fowler KJ, Lewis S, Yaghmai V, Miller FH, Yarmohammadi H, Kim C, Chernyak V, Yokoo T, Meyer J, Newton I, Do RK Abdom Radiol (NY) 2017 Aug
- Addressing metabolic heterogeneity in clear cell renal cell carcinoma with quantitative Dixon MRI.
- Zhang Y, Udayakumar D, Cai L, Hu Z, Kapur P, Kho EY, Pavía-Jiménez A, Fulkerson M, de Leon AD, Yuan Q, Dimitrov IE, Yokoo T, Ye J, Mitsche MA, Kim H, McDonald JG, Xi Y, Madhuranthakam AJ, Dwivedi DK, Lenkinski RE, Cadeddu JA, Margulis V, Brugarolas J, DeBerardinis RJ, Pedrosa I JCI Insight 2017 Aug 2 15
- Population rCharacteristics and Progressive Disability in Neuofibromatosis Type 2.
- Iwatate K, Yokoo T, Iwatate E, Ichikawa M, Sato T, Fujii M, Sakuma J, Saito K World Neurosurg 2017 Jul
Ch. 65: Fatty Liver. In Abdominal Imaging
Sirlin, CB, Mazhar S, Faria S, Yokoo T (2009). Maryland Heights, MO, Saunders Elsevier Publishing
Ch. 9: Imaging of NAFLD. In Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Practical Guide
Yokoo T, Tang A, and Sirlin, CB. (2012). Chichester, UK, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Honors & Awards
- RSNA Research Scholar Award
- RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award
- RSNA Trainee Research Award
- RSNA R&E Foundation Resident Research Grant
- Honors in Mathematics, Williams College