Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Prof. Naoya Kakimoto

【Research Keyword】
Oral and maxillofacial Radiology, Videofluoroscopic study, Videoendoscopic study, dysphagia, Screening, Osteoporosis, MRONJ(BRONJ), Radiation therapy and Interstitial brachytherapy for oral cancer

【Recent highlights】
We developed an osteoporosis screening system using dental panoramic radiography. The treatment of osteoporosis is performed using medication such as bisphosphonate, and rarely results osteomyelitis and osteonecrosis, called ARONJ; we are developing a screening system for detecting the patients that develop disease after medication. And we treat tongue cancer patients with interstitial brachytherapy.

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars

Oran and maxillofacial radiology is the study of the core principles of image production, including advanced imaging such as Computed tomography (CT), Cone-beam CT (CBCT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and Ultrasonography (US), basic science of radiation and radiotherapy; and as importantly how to interpret the medical imaging findings.


  1. Radiation effects on the bone.
  2. Imaging study for dysphagia.
  3. Early detection of osteoporosis using panoramic radiography.
  4. Diagnostic study of dento-maxillo-facial radiology.
  5. Physiological study of swallowing using magnetic encephalography.
  6. Radiation therapy for oral cancer patients

【Photo explanation】We are diagnosing not only dental x-ray images but also advanced imaging including CT, CBCT, MRI and US.