Associate Professor

Date of Birth


Research Fields, Keywords

MRI, fMRI, Radiological Science

Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Duty ,  School of Health Sciences ,  Depertment of Medical Radiology Technology ,  Associate Professor

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Hokkaido University ,  Faculty of Biomedical Technology ,  Graduated ,  2000.03

  • University of Tsukuba ,  ,  Graduated ,  2017.03

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Hokkaido University ,  ,  Doctor's Course ,  Completed ,  2000.03

  • University of Tsukuba ,  ,  Doctor's Course ,  Completed ,  JAPAN ,  2017.03


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging of brain activity during hybrid assistive limb intervention in a chronic spinal cord injury patient with C4 quadriplegia.

    Kousaku Saotome, Akira Matsushita, Fumihiko Eto, Yukiyo Shimizu, Shigeki Kubota, Hideki Kadone, Akira Ikumi, Aiki Marushima, Tomohiko Masumoto, Masao Koda, Hiroshi Takahashi, Kosei Miura, Akira Matsumura, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Masashi Yamazaki

    Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia ,  99   17 - 21 ,  2022.05

    Multiple Authorship

    DOI PubMed

  • 特集 新春対談 『ラジエーションハウス』医療監修 五月女康作氏を迎えて

    五月女 康作, 上田 克彦, 富田 博信

    JART = 日本診療放射線技師会誌 ,  69 (1) 48 - 54 ,  2022.01

    Multiple Authorship ,  ISBN: 2187-2538


  • Comparison of traveling-subject and ComBat harmonization methods for assessing structural brain characteristics.

    Norihide Maikusa, Yinghan Zhu, Akiko Uematsu, Ayumu Yamashita, Kousaku Saotome, Naohiro Okada, Kiyoto Kasai, Kazuo Okanoya, Okito Yamashita, Saori C Tanaka, Shinsuke Koike

    Human brain mapping ,  42 (16) 5278 - 5287 ,  2021.11

    Multiple Authorship

    DOI PubMed

  • 任意のT1・T2値を作成可能な革新的MRIファントムの開発

    山城 晶弘, 五月女 康作, 小池 進介

    日本放射線技術学会総会学術大会予稿集 ,  77回   188 - 188 ,  2021.03

    Multiple Authorship ,  ISBN: 1884-7846


  • Effects of aerobic exercise training on the arterial stiffness and intramyocellular or extramyocellular lipid in overweight and obese men.

    Jiyeon Park, Youngju Choi, Kanae Myoenzono, Toru Yoshikawa, Kaname Tagawa, Tomonori Isobe, Kousaku Saotome, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Nobutake Shimojo, Seiji Maeda

    Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993) ,  42 (4) 302 - 308 ,  2020.05

    Multiple Authorship

    DOI PubMed

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Work 【 display / non-display

  • Movie "Radiation House"


  • TV drama "Radiation HouseⅡ ~Report in Department of Radiology~"


  • TV drama "Radiation House ~Report in Department of Radiology~"


  • Manga "Radiation House"


Joint Research activities 【 display / non-display

  • Development of the novel phantom for MR-only simulation in radiation therapy.

    Collaboration in Japan  

    Project Year:2018.04 - 2020.03 

    ,  Member: Saotome Kousaku

    In planning radiotherapy for prostate cancer, using Magnetic resonance (MR), which provides better contrast in soft tissue than computed tomography (CT) images will be able to concentrate to the dose of radiation to malignant tumors and reduce damage to surrounding normal tissue. However, in order to create a radiation therapy planning based on MR images alone, the dose distribution has not yet been verified. In this study, we propose to search for and validate the materials that can be used for the phantoms.

  • Neural dynamics in functional recovery training

    Collaboration in Japan  

    Project Year:2016.04 - 2020.03 

    ,  Member: Matsushita Akira

    For patients with hemiplegia and spasticity due to stroke, an exercise program with a HAL single joint was performed twice a week for 2 weeks after botulinum treatment. In addition to the effect of improving the spasticity of the biceps brachii by botulinum treatment, the tendency of improving the spasticity of the antagonistic muscle, triceps brachii, also was shown. The range of motion of the elbow joint, and flexion and extension torque (force) tended to increase. Thus, although this method was to perform a simple single joint exercise in a short period, it was possible to show the changes associated with ADL expansion.
    A large touch screen and mixed reality devices were used in the development of a device that facilitates upper limb flexion and extension movements and simultaneously measures the movements. In both cases, problems with accuracy and stability of the devices were found out.

  • Fixation Method and Image Acquisition for fMRI during stepping

    Collaboration in Japan  

    Project Year:2013.04 - 2015.03 

    ,  Member: SAOTOME Kousaku

    The trunk fixation method and data acquisition parameters for functional MRI during stepping were investigated. The measurements of head velocities during stepping by using motion capture system and fMRI acquisitions were performed to twelve healthy volunteers. The head velocity during stepping decreased statistically significant difference by using the trunk fixation method. Moreover, the motor areas of the legs were represented on fMRI activation map in every case and the deactivation areas, which caused by motion artifact, were smaller in some cases. However, the trunk fixation method could not reduce deactivation areas in other cases. We could theoretically moderate the image acquisition parameters to match the data acquisition time with the smaller head velocity time. Further investigations need in future work.

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • パルスシーケンスと画像コントラスト

    南関東診療放射線技師基礎技術講習MRI検査 , 


  • ちょっとだけfMRIの世界を覗いてみよう

    平成25年度茨城県診療放射線技師会 MR研究会 ,