Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D.

Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Radiology - MRI
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Pancreatic Cancer Prevention


Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Division. He also serves as the Lead Radiologist for Body Intervention at Parkland Hospital. His clinical interests include imaging of liver cancer, as well as image-guided biopsies and drainages.

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 Medical School 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 35 peer-reviewed publications, as well as more than 60 conference abstracts.  

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 timesIn addition, he has served as an ad hoc reviewer on a range of publications such as Abdominal ImagingJournal 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.”

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1997-2005)
  • Internship - North Shore-Long Island Jewish (2005-2006), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital (2011-2012), F
  • Residency - UC San Diego (2006-2011), Diagnostic Radiology
Honors & Awards
  • RSNA Research Scholar Award 2016
  • RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award 2011
  • RSNA Trainee Research Award 2009
  • RSNA R&E Foundation Resident Research Grant 2007
  • Honors in Mathematics, Williams College 1996
Books & Publications
  • Diffuse Liver Disease (liver fat, iron, fibrosis)
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Image Analysis, Signal Processing
  • Image Computation and Quantification
  • Liver Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy

Clinical Focus

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

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