Prof. Shinji Naganawa

Shinji Naganawa

Certified radiology specialist
Expert for inner ear imaging
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Professor Shinji Naganawa is a pioneer in internal ear imaging (MRI of the inner ear). As Director of the Department of Radiology at Nagoya University Hospital (Japan), he has been conducting research for many years, primarily in the field of head MRI, and there mainly on the optimisation of MR protocols for the detection of internal ear pathologies.

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Professor Shinji Nagawana is also the recipient of many internationally recognised and important awards, including the MRMS Distinguished Reviewer award in 2020.

He is a member of several major international radiology societies, such as the Radiological Society of North America and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
Last but not least, Professor Shinji Nagawana has published many scientific articles and books on MRI. He thus occupies a prominent place in the international research community.


Memberships: Radiological Society of North America, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2016 - 2022 Director of the Japan Radiological Society
2021 MRMS(Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences) 20th Anniversary Best Paper Award
2021 Excellent Paper Award of the Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2019 – 2021 Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Representative
2020 MRMS Distinguished Reviewer
2020 ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) Fellows of the Society (senior fellow)
2010 – 2022 Representative of the Japan Radiological Society


Visualization of Endolymphatic Hydrops in Patients With Meniere's Disease.
Nakashima, T., Naganawa, S., Sugiura, M., Teranishi, M., Sone, M., Hayashi, H., Nakata, S., Katayama, N. and Ishida, I.M. (2007),
The Laryngoscope, 117: 415-420.
Differentiation of noncancerous tissue and cancer lesions by apparent diffusion coefficient values in transition and peripheral zones of the prostate.
Sato, C., Naganawa, S., Nakamura, T., Kumada, H., Miura, S., Takizawa, O. and Ishigaki, T. (2005)
J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 21: 258-262.
Apparent diffusion coefficient in cervical cancer of the uterus: comparison with the normal uterine cervix.
Naganawa, S., Sato, C., Kumada, H. et al.
Eur Radiol 15, 71–78 (2005).