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Robert Nishikawa, PhD

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Medical / Graduate School University of Toronto, CanadaM.Sc. 1984Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto, CanadaPh.D. 1990Medical Biophysics
Residency
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship
Specialties
& Programs
Digital Imaging
Clinical Interest
Research Interest Evaluation of computer-aided diagnosis systems for breast imaging.
Development of quantitative imaging and radiomic methods for breast imaging.
Improving the efficacy of mammographic screening.
Selected Publications   1.Jiang Y, Metz CE, Nishikawa RM: An ROC partial area index for highly sensitive diagnostic tests. Radiology 201:745-750, 1996. PMID: 8939225
2.Nishikawa RM, Schmidt RA, Linver MN, Edwards AV, Papaioannou J, Stull MA. Clinically missed cancer: how effectively can radiologists use computer-aided detection? American Journal of Roentgenology 2012;198(3):708-716. PMID: 22358014
3.Nishikawa RM, Mawdsley GE, Fenster A, Yaffe MJ. Scanned-projection digital mammography. Medical Physics 1987;14(5):717-727. PMID: 3683300
4.Nishikawa RM, Yaffe MJ, Holmes RB. Effect of finite phosphor thickness on detective quantum efficiency. Medical Physics 1989;16(5):773-780. PMID: 2811759
5.Jiang Y, Nishikawa RM, Wolverton DE, Metz CE, Giger ML, Schmidt RA, Vyborny CJ, Doi K. Malignant and benign clustered microcalcifications: automated feature analysis and classification. Radiology. 1996;198(3):671-678. PMID: 8628853
6.Jiang Y, Nishikawa RM, Schmidt RA, Metz CE, Giger ML, Doi K. Improving breast cancer diagnosis with computer-aided diagnosis. Academic Radiology 1999;6(1):22-33. PMID: 9891149
7.Reiser I, Nishikawa RM, Giger ML, Boone JM, Lindfors KK, Yang K. Automated detection of mass lesions in dedicated breast CT: a preliminary study. Medical Physics 2012;39(2):866-873. PMCID: 3277607
8.Reiser I, Nishikawa RM. Task-based assessment of breast tomosynthesis: effect of acquisition parameters and quantum noise. Medical Physics 2010;37(4):1591-1600. PMCID: 2852443
9.Reiser I, Nishikawa RM, Edwards AV, Kopans DB, Schmidt RA, Papaioannou J, Moore RH. Automated detection of microcalcification clusters for digital breast tomosynthesis using projection data only: a preliminary study. Medical Physics 2008;35(4):1486-1493. PMCID: 2811555
10.Nishikawa RM: Assessment of the performance of computer-aided diagnosis and computer-aided diagnosis systems. Seminars in Breast Disease 2002;5(4):217-222, 2002.
11.Nishikawa RM, and Pesce LL: Computer-aided detection evaluation methods are not created equal. Radiology 2009:251:634-636. PMID: 19474371
12.Nishikawa RM, Pesce LL. Estimating sensitivity and specificity for technology assessment based on observer studies. Academic Radiology 2013;20(7):825-830. PMID 23660073
13.Nishikawa RM: Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of screening mammography are not necessarily valid for evaluating the effectiveness of computer-aided detection in screening mammography. Digital Mammography. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2012;7361:705-712
14.Gur D, Nishikawa RM, Sumkin JH. New screening technologies and practices: a different approach to estimating performance improvement using data from the transition period. Radiology 2014: 275(1), 9-12. PMIC in process.
15.Engstrm E, Reiser I, and Nishikawa RM: Comparison of power spectra for tomosynthesis projections and reconstructed images. Medical Physics 2009;36: 1753-1758. PMCID: 19544793
Honors and  
Awards
Fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2003
Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging, 2013
Distinguished Investigator, Academy of Radiology Research, 2014
Senior Member, SPIE - The International Society for Optics & Photonics, 2015
Fellow of the College of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2016
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.