Position: Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Information Science)
Laboratory: Medical Beam Physics
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We aim to create novel methods for clinical treatment and diagnosis by utilizing light-induced phenomena. We also focus on informatics approaches for rapid practical use of new optical medical devices. For example, we are investigating and developing a treatment planning technique in Photodynamic therapy, an in silico method for evaluating the safety of laser treatment devices, and optical properties of human tissues.
- Takahiro Nishimura, Yu Shimojo, Hisanao Hazama, and Kunio Awazu: “A Method of Computational Clinical Trial of a Nanosecond Pulsed Laser Skin Treatment Device by Numerical Simulation of Phototermal Damage,” Journal of Japan Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine 40(4):301-308 (2020) [in Japanese].
- Atsuki Izumoto, Takahiro Nishimura, Hisanao Hazama, Naokado Ikeda, Yoshinaga Kajimoto, and Kunio Awazu, Singlet oxygen model evaluation of interstitial photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid for malignant brain tumor, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 25(6), 063803 (2019).
- Takahiro Nishimura, Keisuke Hara, Norihiro Honda, Shigetoshi Okazaki, Hisanao Hazama, and Kunio Awazu: “Determination and analysis of singlet oxygen quantum yields of talaporfin sodium, protoporphyrin IX, and lipidated protoporphyrin IX using near-infrared luminescence spectroscopy,” Lasers in Medical Science (2019)