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Kousei Ishigami Last modified date:2024.04.10

Professor / Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Department of Clinical Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences

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Director of the Central Institute of Radioisotope Science and Safety Management

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Academic Degree
M.D., Ph.D.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Diagnostic Radiology, Abdominal Imaging
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Abdominal imaging
Pancreas and biliary imaging
Pancreatic tumors
Radiological anatomy
Renal tumors
Research Interests
  • Abdominal Imaging
    keyword : Pancreas, Hepatobiliary, GI, GU
  • Radiological diagnosis of the pancreatic diseases
    keyword : pancreas, CT, MRI, pancreatic masses
  • Cross sectional abdomino-pelvic imaging
    keyword : Pancreatic tumors, Liver tumors, Differential diagnosis, Clinical application of diagnostic imaging
Academic Activities
1. Kousei Ishigami, CT of the Abdomen (1) Axial  (2) Sagittal (3) Coronal
In Ed by Georges Y. El-Khoury, William J. Montgomery, Ronald A. Bergman
Sectional anatomy by MRI and CT
, Churchill Livingstone, Chapter 20, pp485-504., 2007.07.
2. Kousei Ishigami, CT of the Male Pelvis (1) Axial (2) Sagittal (3) Coronal
In Ed by Georges Y. El-Khoury, William J. Montgomery, Ronald A. Bergman
Sectional anatomy by MRI and CT
, Churchill Livingstone, Capter 22, pp543-548., 2007.07.
3. Kousei Ishigami, CT of the Female Pelvis (1) Axial (2) Sagittal (3) Coronal
In Ed by Georges Y. El-Khoury, William J. Montgomery, Ronald A. Bergman
Sectional anatomy by MRI and CT
, Churchill Livingstone, Capter 23, pp549-564., 2007.07.
4. Kousei Ishigami, Chapter 5. CT and MRI/MRCP
In Ed by Masao Tanaka Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas
, Springer, Chapter 5. CT and MRI/MRCP, pp 45-66. , 2014.01.
1. Ishigami K, Bolton-Smith JA, DeYoung BR, Barloon TJ., Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Xanthogranulomatous and Emphysematous Pyelonephritis
: Importance of the Inferior Lumbar Triangle Pathway.
, AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Dec; 183(6): 1708-1710., 2004.12.
2. Ishigami K, Stolpen AH, Sato Y, Dahmoush L, Winfield HN, Fajardo LL. , Adrenal Adenoma with Organizing Hematoma: Diagnostic Dilemma at MR Imaging., Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Oct; 22(8) 1157-1159., 2004.10.
3. Ishigami K, Hammett BK, Obuchi M, Katz DA, Rayhill SC, Fathala AL, Abu-Yousef MM., Imaging of an Accessory Spleen Presenting as a Slow-Growing Mass in the Transplanted Pancreas, AJR Am. J. Roentgenol. 2004 Aug;183(2):405 - 407., 2004.08.
4. Ishigami K, Peterson JJ, Stolpen AH, Dahmoush L, Fajardo LL., Diffuse Infiltrating Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Uterus: MRI appearance. , J of Women’s Imaging. 2004 Jun;6(2):85-88., 2004.06.
5. Ishigami K, Sun S, Berst MJ, Heery SD, Fajardo LL., Portal Vein Occlusion with Aberrant Left Gastric Vein Functioning as a Hepatopetal Collateral Pathway., J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 May;15(5):501-504., 2004.05.
6. Ishigami K, Olsen KM, Hammett BK, Katz DA, Wu YM., Intravascular Gas in the Transplanted Kidney: A Sign of Extensive Graft Necrosis., Emerg Radiol. 2004 Apr; 10(5):279-281., 2004.04.
7. Ishigami K, Khanna G, Samuel I, Dahmoush L, Sato Y., Gas-forming abdominal wall abscess: unusual manifestation of perforated retroperitoneal appendicitis extending through the superior lumbar triangle., Emerg Radiol. 2004 Feb;10(4):207-209., 2004.02.
8. Ishigami K, Decker GT, Bolton-Smith JA, Samuel I, Wilson SR, Brown BP., Ruptured Splenic Abscess: A Cause of Pneumoperitoneum in a Patient with AIDS., Emerg Radiol. 2003 Dec;10(3):163-165., 2003.12.
9. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Honda H, Kuroiwa T, Irie H, Aibe H, Tajima T, Hashizume M, Masuda K. , Coil embolization of arterioportal fistula that developed after partial gastrectomy., Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 1999 Jul-Aug;22(4):328-330., 1999.07.
10. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Honda H, Kaneko K, Kuroiwa T, Irie H, Tajima T, Makizumi K, Kamura T, Shigematsu T, Masuda K. , Uterne lipoleiomyoma: MRI appearances., Abdom Imaging. 1998 Mar-Apr;23(2):214-216., 1998.03.
1. Ishigami K, Jones AR, Dahmoush L, Leite LV, Pakalniskis MG, Barloon TJ, Imaging spectrum of renal oncocytomas: a pictorial review with pathologic correlation., Insights Imaging. 2015 Feb;6(1):53-64. , 6, 1, 53-64, 2015.02.
2. Ishigami K, Akihiro Nishie, Mochidome N, Asayama Y, Ushijima Y, Kakihara D, Okamoto D, Fujita N, Ohtsuka T, Miyasaka Y, Hida T, Yoshizumi T, Honda H, Mucinous nonneoplastic cyst of the pancreas: CT and MRI appearances., Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 May 31., 2017.05.
3. Ishigami K, Pakalniskis MG, Leite LV, Lee DK, Holanda DG, Rajput M, Characterization of renal cell carcinoma, oncocytoma, and lipid-poor angiomyolipoma by unenhanced, nephrographic, and delayed phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography., Clin Imaging. 2015 Jan-Feb;39(1):76-84., 39, 1, 76-84, 2015.01.
4. Ishigami K, Leite LV, Pakalniskis MG, Lee DK, Holanda DG, Kuehn DM, Tumor grade of clear cell renal cell carcinoma assessed by contrast-enhanced computed tomography., Springerplus. 2014 Nov 26;3:694. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-694., 3, 694, 2014.11.
5. Ishigami K, Averill SL, Pollard JH, McDonald JM, Sato Y, Radiologic manifestations of angioedema., Insights ingto imaging, 5, 3, 365-374, 2014.06.
6. Ishigami K, Akihiro Nishie, Asayama Yoshiki, Yasuhiro Ushijima, Yukihisa Takayama, Fujita Nobuhiro, Shunichi Takahata, Ohtsuka Takao, Tetsuhide Ito, Hisato Igarashi, Ikari S, Metz CM, Hiroshi Honda, Imaging pitfalls of pancreatic serous cystic neoplasm and its potential mimickers, World J Radiol 2014; 6(3): 36-47., 6, 3, 36-74, 2014.03.
7. Ishigami K, Abu-Yousef DM, Kao SCS, Abu-Yousef MM, Comparison of 2 oral ultrasonography contrast agents: simethicone-coated cellulose and simethicone-water rotation in improving pancreatic visualization., Ultrasound Q. 2014 Jun;30(2):135-8., 30, 2, 135-138, 2014.06.
8. Ishigami K, Tajima T, Nishie A, Asayama Y, Kakihara D, Nakayama T, Shirabe K, Taketomi A, Nakamura M, Takahata S, Ito T, Honda H, The prevalence of circumportal pancreas as shown by multidetector-row computed tomography
, Insights into Imaging, [in press], 2011.04.
9. Ishigami K, Tajima T, Fujita N, Nishie A, Asayama Y, Kakihara D, Nakayama T, Okamoto D, Taketomi A, Shirabe K, Honda H. , Hepatocellular carcinoma with marginal superparamagnetic iron oxide uptake on T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging: Histopathologic correlation.

, Eur J Radiol., [Epub ahead of print]
, 2011.01.
10. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Tajima T, Nishie A, Hirakawa M, Ushijima Y, Okamoto D, Ino A, Kiyosawa E, Sakai M, Hirata A, Honda H , Spectrum of Unusual Imaging Findings of Metastatic Lesions from Gastric Cancer, Current Medical Imaging Reviews, 6, 3, 171-177, 2010.08.
11. Ishigami K, Tajima T, Nishie A, Kakihara D, Fujita N, Asayama Y, Ushijima Y, Irie H, Nakamura M, Takahata S, Ito T, Honda H. , Differential diagnosis of groove pancreatic carcinomas vs. groove pancreatitis: Usefulness of the portal venous phase., Eur J Radiol. , 74, 3, e95-100, 2010.06.
12. Ishigami K, Tajima T, Nishie A, Ushijima Y, Fujita N, Asayama Y, Kakihara D, Irie H, Ito T, Igarashi H, Nakamura M, Honda H. , MRI findings of pancreatic lymphoma and autoimmune pancreatitis: A comparative study., Eur J Radiol. , 74, 3, e22-28, 2010.06.
13. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Tajima T, Asayama Y, Hirakawa M, Kakihara D, Shioyama Y, Nishihara Y, Yamaguchi K, Honda H. , Significance of Mesenteric Lymphadenopathy after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for
Periampullary Carcinomas: Evaluation with Serial MDCT Studies.
, Eur J Radiol. , 2007 Mar;61(3):491-498., 2007.03.
14. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Tajima T, Asayama Y, Hirakawa M, Kakihara D, Shioyama Y, Nishihara Y, Yamaguchi K, Honda H , Significance of Perivascular Softtissue around the Common Hepatic and Proximal Superior Mesenteric Arteries Arising after Pancreaticoduoodenectomy:Evaluation with Serial MDCT Studies., Abdom Imaging. , 2008.11.
15. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Shinozaki K, Nagata S, Yamaguchi K, Honda H., Imaging of Intraductal Tubular Tumors of the Pancreas., AJR Am J Roentgenol. , 2008.12.
16. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Tajima T, Asayama Y, Nishie A, Hirakawa M, Ushijima Y, Okamoto D, Honda H. , Lesions Arising in or Involving the Iliopsoas Groove., J Comput Assist Tomogr. , 2008.12.
17. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Tajima T, Asayama Y, Nishie A, Hirakawa M, Ushijima Y, Okamoto D, Nagata S, Nishihara Y, Yamaguchi K, Taketomi A, Honda H. , Diagnostic value of the delayed phase image for iso-attenuating pancreatic carcinomas in the
pancreatic parenchymal phase on multidetector computed tomography.
, Eur J Radiol. , 69(1):139-46. , 2009.01.
18. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Nishihara Y, Irie H, Asayama Y, Tajima T, Nishie A, Hirakawa M, Ushijima Y, Okamoto D, Taketomi A, Honda H., Hepatocellular Carcinoma with MRI Pseudocapsule: Correlation of Gadolinium Enhanced
MR Imaging and Histopathology
, Radiology , 250(2):435-43. , 2009.02.
19. Ishigami K, Abu-Yousef MM, Yousef EZ., Tubular Ectasia of the Epididymis: A Sign of Postvasectomy Status., J Clin Urtrasound. , 2005 Dec;33(9):447-451., 2005.12.
20. Ishigami K, Yoshimitsu K, Irie H, Tajima T, Asayama Y, Hirakawa M, Honda H., Accessory left gastric artery from left hepatic artery shown on MDCT
and conventional angiography: correlation with CT hepatic arteriography.
, AJR Am J Roentgenol. , 2006 Oct;187(4):1002-1009., 2006.10.
21. Ishigami K, Zhang Y, Rayhill SC, Katz DA, Stolpen AH., Does Variant Hepatic Artery Anatomy in a Liver Transplant Recipient Increase
the Risk of Hepatic Artery Complications After Transplantation?
, AJR Am J Roentgenol., 2004 Dec; 183(6): 1577-1584., 2004.12.
22. Ishigami K, Stolpen AH, Al-Kass FM, Zhang Y, Rayhill SC, Katz DA, Abu-Yousef M., Diagnostic value of gadolinium-enhanced 3D magnetic resonance angiography in patients with
Suspected hepatic arterial complications after liver transplantation.
, J Comput Assist Tomogr. , 2005 Jul-Aug;29(4):464-471., 2005.07.
23. Ishigami K, Yousef-Zahra DM, Abu-Yousef MM., Enlargement and Hypervascularity of Both the Epididymis and Testis Do Not Exclude Involvement with Lymphoma or Leukemia., J Clin Urtrasound. , 2004 Sep;32(7):365-369., 2004.09.
1. Kousei Ishigami, Imaging of Non-Neoplastic True Pancreatic Cysts: Diagnostic Key for the Distinction from Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms, RSNA2016(第102回北米放射線学会), 2016.11.
2. Kousei Ishigami, Diffusion imaging of pancreaticobiliary tumors, Korean Congress of Radiology 2014, 2014.10.
3. Differential Diagnosis of Pancreatic Epidermoid Cyst without a Solid Component (Residual Splenic Tissue) vs. Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm.
Membership in Academic Society
  • European Society of Radiology
  • RSNA