Graduate Division of Health Sciences
The educational philosophy and objective of this graduate division's medical radiology major are cultivating specialists who possess high-level research skills regarding medical radiology, and also have suitable medical image processing skills and image inspection execution skills based on medical information, and skills related to radiological-equipment beam management, radiation management, and radiotherapy dosage management. This graduate division offers a master's program and a doctoral program, as well a course on medical imaging and a course on medical metrology. The course on medical imaging is divided into the field of medical imaging and information sciences, which aimed at boosting small lesion detection rates through image processing, and the field of medical imaging technology, which is aimed at the functional and effective execution of inspections based on the enhancement of medical knowledge and the ability to recognize abnormalities caused by diseases. The course on medical metrology is divided into the four fields of the field of radiation detection and measurement, the field of medical particle beam science, the field of radiation properties and chemistry, and the field of radiation material evaluation, and students can research and master measurement technologies, processing of obtained data, and interpretation methods as needed for radiation-related fields. In the master's program, the abovementioned education programs are aimed at the cultivation of human resources who can be active as radiologic-technologist leaders, and as image processing technicians at medical companies. In the doctoral program, the aim is the cultivation of independent researchers and educators who possess a problem consciousness in the field of radiation medicine, and leaders in research and education who are needed at medical workplaces and medical companies. Furthermore, the master's program started offering a "training course for cancer region remote imaging diagnostic support technicians" in April 2013, and a "training course for medical physicists" in April 2014.
The former is aimed at the cultivation of technicians who an independently resolve problems related to standardization in cancer region-linked remote diagnostic imaging, and execute risk management aimed at precision management and security measures regarding image data. The latter is aimed at the cultivation of technicians who are able to ensure the physical and technical foundations of high-precision radiation therapy, and carry out dose-distribution optimization and evaluations in radiation therapy, and also possess the ability to ensure a high level of safety. Furthermore, a "training course for molecular imaging analysis technicians," for the non-invasive provision of images of the body's metabolic processes, started being offered in April 2019.