Hidetaka Arimura received B.S. (1989) and M.S. (1991) degrees in in electronics and information engineering and a Ph.D. degree (1996) in engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan. He worked for Shimadzu Corporation as a Software Engineer or a Researcher from 1991 to 1996, Tokyo Women’s Medical University (Tokyo, Japan) from 1996 to 1998, Hiroshima International University (Kure, Japan) from 1998 to 2002, and The University of Chicago (Chicago, Ill, USA) from 2002 to 2004. He currently works as an Associate Professor in the Division of Quantum Radiation Science, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, since 2004. Arimura conducts two types of research fields, that is, medical image analysis and radiation therapy, for improving qualities of radiological diagnosis and radiation therapy based on medical image processing, pattern recognition, radiation physics, and machine learning techniques. For medical image analysis, he and his members have been researching computer-aided diagnosis methods for brain diseases such as intracranial aneurysms, Alzheimer's diseases, vascular dementia, and multiple sclerosis. For radiation therapy, his laboratory has been developing automated methods for assisting radiation oncologists and radiological technologists in the treatment of cancer such as lung cancer or prostate cancer (http://web.shs.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~arimura).
Biography Updated on 24 August 2014