Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Division. He also serves as Medical Director of MRI for University Hospitals and Clinics, and chief of MRI for Parkland Memorial Hospital's Department of Radiology. His clinical interests include imaging of liver cancer and chronic liver disease.
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 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 50 peer-reviewed publications.
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
- UC San Diego (2011), Diagnostic Radiology
- Massachusetts General Hospital (2012), F
- Diffuse Liver Disease (liver fat, iron, fibrosis)
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- Image Analysis, Signal Processing
- Image Computation and Quantification
- Liver Imaging
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
- 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
- Diagnostic Accuracy of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Identify Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma in cT1a Renal Masses.
- Canvasser NE, Kay FU, Xi Y, Pinho DF, Costa D, de Leon AD, Khatri G, Leyendecker JR, Yokoo T, Lay A, Kavoussi N, Koseoglu E, Cadeddu JA, Pedrosa I J. Urol. 2017 Apr
- Editorial: ultrasound surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma in the 21st century - authors' reply.
- Simmons O, Fetzer DT, Yokoo T, Marrero JA, Yopp A, Parikh N, Browning T, Singal AG Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2017 Feb 45 4 562-563
- Extrahepatic metastasis risk of hepatocellular carcinoma based on a-fetoprotein and tumor staging parameters at cross-sectional imaging.
- Yokoo T, Patel AD, Lev-Cohain N, Singal AG, Yopp AC, Pedrosa I Cancer Manag Res 2017 9 503-511
- Predictors of adequate ultrasound quality for hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in patients with cirrhosis.
- Simmons O, Fetzer DT, Yokoo T, Marrero JA, Yopp A, Kono Y, Parikh ND, Browning T, Singal AG Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2016 Nov
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