The University of Chicago, Department of Urology, USA
Dr. Oto is the Vice Chair for Business Development, Chief of Abdominal Imaging and Body MRI at the University of Chicago, and has a wide range of experience and expertise in the imaging of diseases affecting abdomen and pelvis. His interest focus is development and clinical application of novel prostate MRI acquisition and interpretation so as to facilitate and improve the efficiency of prostate cancer and develop image guided prostate therapy options for the appropriate patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. His research has resulted in more than 150 publications and over 150 scientific exhibits at national and international meetings. The two overarching aims of his research are: 1) non-invasive and accurate diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer using MR imaging; and 2) eradication of localized prostate cancer with minimal complications using minimally invasive treatment methods. Our group has already has developed new MR sequences, pilot CAD software for prostate MRI, and tested MR guided therapy methods such as laser and focused ultrasound ablation in clinical and pre-clinical studies.