Faculty of Health Sciences/Graduate School of Health Sciences/Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Dept. of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering was established in 2008. The aim of this department is becoming a leading center for biomedical education and cutting-edge research in the scientific world. Our postgraduate courses have been designed to reflect current and emerging practices in industry and to expand your technological awareness so that you can play a pivotal role in your future profession. Our Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering is relevant to areas such as cancer diagnosis and therapy, in vitro tissue modeling and simulation, implantable MR devices, and computer-aided diagnostic systems.

Fields of Research

MR physics and physiology: what we see in proton signals from the human body
Computer analysis in medical data
Quantum beam simulation and radiological consequence analyses of bio-tissues
Diagnostic Imaging in Rheumatology
Advanced medical engineering and physics in radiation medicine
Quantitative analysis of magnetic resonance images
Radiosensitivity of tumor cells
Development of CAX (Computer-Assisted eXamination) software and new image processing techniques
Cerebral arteriolar vasomotor function mapping obtained by MRI



Chietsugu KATOH / Tamotsu KAMISHIMA / Masayori ISHIKAWA

Associate Professor

Hiroyuki SUGIMORI / Hiroyuki TAKASHIMA / Hisanori FUKUNAGA



Assistant Professor


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