Ricky Taira, PhD

Professor
  • Department of Radiological Sciences

Office: 924 Westwood Blvd, Suite 420, Room C

Phone: (310) 794-3540

E-Mail: rtaira@mii.ucla.edu

Publications

2016
  1. Piedra EAR, Taira RK, El-Saden S, Ellingson BM, Bui AAT, Hsu W. GlioView: An application that visualizes variability in brain tumor segmentation to inform the clinical assessment of change. 2016 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, IL; 2016.
  2. Tong M, Hsu W, Taira RK. A visualization for clinical trial reports: A usability study. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. Chicago, IL; 2016.
  3. Garcia-Gathright JI, Matiasz NJ, Garon EB, Aberle D, Taira RK, Bui AAT. Toward patient-tailored summarization of lung cancer literature. 2016 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI). 2016. p. 449–452. DOI: 10.1109/BHI.2016.7455931.
  4. Piedra EAR, Taira RK, El-Saden S, Ellingson BM, Bui AAT, Hsu W. Assessing variability in brain tumor segmentation to improve volumetric accuracy and characterization of change. Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2016 IEEE-EMBS. Chicago, IL; 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BHI.2016.7455914.
  5. Hsu W, El-Saden S, Taira RK. Medical Imaging Informatics. In: Shen B, Tang H, Jiang X, editors. Translational Biomedical Informatics: A Precision Medicine Perspective. Singapore: Springer; 2016.
2013
  1. Tong M, Hsu W, Taira RK. A formal representation for numerical data presented in published clinical trial reports. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:856–60. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-856. PDF
  2. Hsu W, Tong M, Taira RK, Bui AAT. Visualizing evidence in biomedical literature: Integration and application of clinical, imaging, and genomic findings reported in research studies. RSNA Annual Meeting. 2013.
  3. Arnold CW, McNamara M, El-Saden S, Chen S, Taira RK, Bui AAT. Imaging informatics for consumer health: Towards a radiology patient portal. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013;20:1028–36. DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001457. PDF
  4. Taira RK, Arnold CW. Hierarchical semantic structures for medical NLP. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:1194. PDF
  5. Bui AAT, Hsu W, Arnold CW, El-Saden S, Aberle DR, Taira RK. Imaging-based observational databases for clinical problem solving: The role of informatics. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013;20:1053–8. DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001340. PDF
2012
  1. Speier W, Arnold CW, Lu J, Taira RK, Pouratian N. Using natural language processing methods to improve EEG classification in brain-computer interfaces. NLM Informatics Training Conference. 2012.
  2. Tong M, Hsu W, Taira RK. A representation for standardizing numerical data from clinical trial reports. RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; 2012.
  3. Speier W, Arnold CW, Lu J, Taira RK, Pouratian N. Natural language processing with dynamic classification improves P300 speller accuracy and bit rate. Journal of Neural Engineering. 2012;9:016004. DOI: 10.1088/1741-2560/9/1/016004. PDF
  4. Hsu W, Speier W, Taira RK. Automated extraction of reported statistical analyses: towards a logical representation of clinical trial literature. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012. p. 350–9. PDF
  5. Wu JA, Hsu W, Taira RK, Bui AAT. A population-based temporal visualization for predicting survival for non-small cell lung cancer. RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; 2012.
  6. Tong M, Taira RK. Improving the accuracy of therapy descriptions in clinical trials using a bottom-up approach. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012. p. 1393–402. PDF
  7. McNamara M, Arnold CW, Chen S, El-Saden S, Taira RK, Bui AAT. Patient portal for neuro-radiology with consumer oriented terminology. National Library of Medicine Informatics Fellowship Conference. 2012.
  8. Hsu W, Taira RK, El-Saden S, Kangarloo H, Bui AAT. Context-based electronic health record: toward patient specific healthcare. Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on. 2012;16:228\textendash234. DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2012.2186149. PDF
2011
  1. Hsu W, Taira RK, Vinuela F, Bui AAT. A case-based retrieval system using natural language processing and population-based visualization. Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology (HISB), 2011 First IEEE International Conference. San Jose, CA; 2011. DOI: 10.1109/HISB.2011.3. PDF
  2. Arnold CW, Bui AAT, El-Saden S, Aberle DR, Taira RK. Image and report indexing through automated topic discovery. RSNA Annual Meeting. 2011.
  3. Hsu W, Sayre JW, Bui AAT, Taira RK. Modeling medical imaging and molecular biology correlates from literature. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. Washington DC; 2011. PDF
  4. Arnold CW, Chen X, McNamara M, El-Saden S, Taira RK. A web-based patient radiology portal for result presentation and education. RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; 2011.
2010
  1. Hsu W, Arnold CW, Taira RK. A Neuro-oncology Workstation for Structuring, Modeling, and Visualizing Patient Records. Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium. New York, NY, USA: ACM; 2010. DOI: 10.1145/1882992.1883120.
  2. Arnold CW, El-Saden S, Bui AAT, Taira RK. Clinical case-based retrieval using latent topic analysis. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010;2010:26–30.
  3. Hsu W, Taira RK. Tools for improving the characterization and visualization of changes in neuro-oncology patients. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010;2010:316–20.
  4. Tong M, Wu JA, Chae S, Chern A, Speier W, Hsu W, Taira RK. Computer-assisted systematic review and interactive visualization of published literature. RSNA Annual Meeting. 2010.
  5. Bui AAT, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Introduction. Medical Imaging Informatics. Springer; 2010. p. 3\textendash13.
  6. Bui AAT, Taira RK. Organizing Observations: Data Models. Medical Imaging Informatics. Springer; 2010. p. 299\textendash331.
  7. Taira RK, Iglesias JE, Jahanshad N. Characterizing Imaging Data. Medical Imaging Informatics. Springer; 2010. p. 197\textendash255.
  8. Taira RK. Natural Language Processing of Medical Reports. Medical Imaging Informatics. Springer; 2010. p. 257\textendash298.
2009
  1. Bashyam V, Hsu W, Watt E, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H, Taira RK. Problem-centric organization and visualization of patient imaging and clinical data. Radiographics. 2009;29:331–43. DOI: 10.1148/rg.292085098.
  2. Hsu W, Bui AAT, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Integrating imaging and clinical data for decision support. Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications. 2009. p. 18\textendash33. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-314-2.ch002.
  3. Bashyam V, Taira RK. Incorporating Syntactic Dependency Information Towards Improved Coding of Lengthy Medical Concepts in Clinical Reports. Proceedings of the Workshop on Current Trends in Biomedical Natural Language Processing. Stroudsburg, PA, USA: Association for Computational Linguistics; 2009.
2008
  1. Taira RK, Bui AAT, Hsu W, Bashyam V, Dube S, Watt E, Andrada LP, El-Saden S, Cloughesy TF, Kangarloo H. A tool for improving the longitudinal imaging characterization for neuro-oncology cases. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008. p. 712–6.
  2. Son RY, Taira RK, Kangarloo H, Cardenas AF. Context-sensitive correlation of implicitly related data: An episode creation methodology. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2008;12:549–60. DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2008.917901.
2007
  1. Bashyam V, Morioka CA, El-Saden S, Bui AAT, Taira RK. Identifying relevant medical reports from an assorted report collection using the naı̈ve Bayes classifier and the UMLS. Indian Journal of Medical Informatics. 2007;2.
  2. Tameem HZ, Morioka CA, Bennett D, El-Saden S, Sinha U, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H. Development of an indexed integrated neuroradiology reports for teaching file creation. Proceedings of SPIE. San Diego, CA: SPIE Medical Imaging; 2007.
  3. Bui AAT, Morioka CA, Dionisio J, Johnson D, Sinha U, Ardekani S, Taira RK, Aberle DR, El-Saden S, Kangarloo H. OpenSourcePACS: An extensible infrastructure for medical image management. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2007;11:94–109.
  4. Taira RK, Bashyam V, Kangarloo H. A field theoretical approach to medical natural language processing. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2007;11:364–75. DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2006.884368. PDF
  5. Bashyam V, Taira RK. Identifying Anatomical Phrases in Clinical Reports by Shallow Semantic Parsing Methods. Computational Intelligence and Data Mining, 2007 CIDM 2007 IEEE Symposium on. IEEE; 2007.
  6. Bashyam V, Divita G, Bennett D, Browne A, Taira RK. A normalized lexical lookup approach to identifying UMLS concepts in free text. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;129:545–9.
Older
  1. Meng F, D\textquoterightAvolio L, Chen AA, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Generating models of surgical procedures using UMLS concepts and multiple sequence alignment. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005. p. 520–4.
  2. Cho PS, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Syntactic parsing of medical reports using evolutionary optimization. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005. p. 920.
  3. Bashyam V, Taira RK. A study of lexical behaviour of sentences in chest radiology reports. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005. p. 891.
  4. Bashyam V, Taira RK. Indexing anatomical phrases in neuro-radiology reports to the UMLS 2005AA. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005. p. 26–30.
  5. Meng F, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H, Churchill BM. Automatic generation of repeated patient information for tailoring clinical notes. Int J Med Inform. 2005;74:663–73. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2005.03.008.
  6. Cho PS, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H. Construction of Knowledge Frames for Medical Reports. Proc Intl Medical Informatics Assoc (MedInfo). San Francisco; 2004.
  7. Meng F, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H, Churchill BM. Automatic generation of repeated patient information for tailoring clinical notes. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107:653–7.
  8. Bui AAT, Taira RK, Goldman D, Dionisio J, Aberle DR, El-Saden S, Sayre JW, Rice T, Kangarloo H. Effect of an imaging-based streamlined electronic healthcare process on quality and costs. Acad Radiol. 2004;11:13–20.
  9. Morioka CA, Sarnoski J, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H. Mapping GI/GU anatomical locations and conditions to UMLS and to an image model based on the Visual Human male dataset. Radiological Society of North America. 2004.
  10. Son RY, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Inter-document coreference resolution of abnormal findings in radiology documents. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107:1388–92.
  11. Bui AAT, Taira RK, El-Saden S, Dordoni A, Aberle DR. Automated medical problem list generation: Towards a patient timeline. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107:587–91. PDF
  12. Son RY, Meng F, Chen AA, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Towards Semantics-Based Intra-Document Coreference Resolution. METMBS. 2004.
  13. Meng F, Chen AA, Son RY, Taira RK, Churchill BM, Kangarloo H. Information Extraction Using Semantic Patterns for Populating Clinical Data Models. METMBS. 2004.
  14. Chen AA, Meng F, Son RY, Taira RK, Churchill BM, Kangarloo H. Framework for the automated validation of nomograms for the prediction of cancer outcomes. Proc IEEE METMBS Conference. Las Vegas; 2004.
  15. Taira RK, Cho PS, Kangarloo H. Natural language processing of GU radiology reports. Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, IL: RSNA; 2003.
  16. Bui AAT, Taira RK, Dionisio J, Aberle DR, Kangarloo H. Problem-centric visualization of an imaging-based electronic medical record. Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, IL: RSNA; 2003.
  17. Cho PS, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Automatic section segmentation of medical reports. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003. p. 155–9.
  18. Son RY, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Cardenas AF, Kangarloo H. Imaging-based episode creation. Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, IL: RSNA; 2003.
  19. Morioka CA, Sinha U, Taira RK, El-Saden S, Duckwiler G, Kangarloo H. Structured reporting in neuroradiology. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002;980:259–66.
  20. Sinha U, Bui AAT, Taira RK, Dionisio J, Morioka CA, Johnson D, Kangarloo H. A review of medical imaging informatics. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002;980:168–97.
  21. Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H. Identification of patient name references within medical documents using semantic selectional restrictions. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002;2002:757–61.
  22. Son RY, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H, Cardenas AF. A context-sensitive methodology for automatic episode creation. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002;2002:707–11.
  23. Bui AAT, Dionisio J, Morioka CA, Sinha U, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. DataServer: An infrastructure to support evidence-based radiology. Acad Radiol. 2002;9:670–8.
  24. Bui AAT, Taira RK, Dionisio J, Aberle DR, El-Saden S, Kangarloo H. Evidence-based radiology: Requirements for electronic access. Acad Radiol. 2002;9:662–9.
  25. Bui AAT, Taira RK, Churchill BM, Kangarloo H. Integrated visualization of problemcentric urologic patient records. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002;980:267–77.
  26. Bui AAT, Taira RK, Morioka CA, Hall T, Boechat IM, Sayre JW, Leazer GH, Kangarloo H. A multimedia record for pediatric patients. Proc Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and the Biological Sciences (METMBS). Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and the Biological Sciences (METMBS); 2002.
  27. Son RY, Taira RK, Bui AAT, Kangarloo H, Cardenas AF. A Probabilistic Model for Constructing Healthcare Episodes. Proc METMBS 2002. 2002;:3\textendash10.
  28. Sinha U, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Structure localization in brain images: Application to relevant image selection. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001;:622–6.
  29. Taira RK, Soderland SG, Jakobovits R. Automatic structuring of radiology free-text reports. Radiographics. 2001;21:237–45. DOI: 10.1148/radiographics.21.1.g01ja18237.
  30. Sinha U, Ton A, Yaghmai A, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Image content extraction: Application to MR images of the brain. Radiographics. 2001;21:535–47. DOI: 10.1148/radiographics.21.2.g01mr18535.
  31. Soderland SG, Taira RK, Jakobovits R, Warner A. Analysis of serial CT reports for pediatric patients with metastatic lung disease. Radiological Society of North America. 2000. p. 704.
  32. Thompson LL, Sinha U, Madu E, Ratib OM, Dionisio J, Dai BY, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Structured data entry for cardiology and cardiac imaging: user profile based templates. Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences (METMBS). 2000. p. 521–6.
  33. Jakobovits R, Soderland SG, Taira RK, Brinkley JF. Requirements of a Web-based experiment management system. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000;:374–8.
  34. Dionisio J, Taira RK, Sinha U, Johnson D, Dai BY, Tashima G, Blythe S, Johnson R, Kangarloo H. Teleradiology as a foundation for an enterprise-wide health care delivery system. Radiographics. 2000;20:1137–50. DOI: 10.1148/radiographics.20.4.g00jl321137.
  35. Kangarloo H, Valdez JA, Yao L, Chen S, Curran J, Goldman D, Sinha U, Dionisio J, Taira RK, Sayre JW, Seeger L, Johnson R, Barbaric Z, Steckel RJ. Improving the quality of care through routine teleradiology consultation. Acad Radiol. 2000;7:149–55.
  36. Sinha U, Dai BY, Johnson D, Taira RK, Dionisio J, Tashima G, Golamco M, Kangarloo H. Interactive software for generation and visualization of structured findings in radiology reports. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2000;175:609–12. DOI: 10.2214/ajr.175.3.1750609.
  37. Dai BY, Sinha U, Taira RK, Thompson LL, Dionisio J, Kangarloo H. Free-text radiology reports to standardized structured representations: The next step. Decisions in Imaging Informatics. 2000;13:14–20.
  38. Sinha U, Ton A, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Structuring MR image datasets: Image content modeling. RSNA. 2000.
  39. Sinha U, Yaghmai A, Thompson LL, Dai BY, Taira RK, Dionisio J, Kangarloo H. Evaluation of SNOMED3.5 in representing concepts in chest radiology reports: integration of a SNOMED mapper with a radiology reporting workstation. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000;:799–803.
  40. Dai BY, Sinha U, Dionisio J, Tashima G, Johnson R, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Individually Tailored Time Management: Patient-Centric Scheduling. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999.
  41. Kangarloo H, Dionisio J, Sinha U, Johnson D, Taira RK. Process models for telehealth: an industrial approach to quality management of distant medical practice. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999;1999:545–9.
  42. Son RY, Valdez JA, Sinha U, Cardenas AF, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. A health services research workstation and imaging based episode creator to facilitate evidence-based medical research. Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Radiological Society of North America; 1999.
  43. Sinha U, Taira RK, Johnson D, JD D, Kangarloo H. Image content modeling for evidence based medical practice. Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Radiological Society of North America; 1999.
  44. Sinha U, Taira RK, Dai BY, Soderland SG, Johnson D, Kangarloo H. Informatics for cancer clinical trials: Standardized, structured data entry. American Medical Informatics Association. Washington, DC: American Medical Informatics Association; 1999.
  45. Sinha U, Dai BY, Thompson LL, Taira RK, Dionisio J, Kangarloo H. Dictated radiology report to standardized representation. Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Radiological Society of North America; 1999.
  46. Johnson D, Dionisio J, Taira RK, Caruana R, Chu W, Kangarloo H. Tailoring medical literature searches to support evidence-based medical practice. Radiological Society of North America. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Radiological Society of North America; 1999.
  47. Dionisio J, Sinha U, Dai BY, Johnson D, Taira RK. Initial experiences with building a health care infrastructure based on Java and object-oriented database technology. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999;:515–9.
  48. Johnson D, Chu W, Dionisio J, Taira RK, Kangarloo H. Creating and indexing teaching files from free-text patient reports. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999;:814–8.
  49. Taira RK, Soderland SG. A statistical natural language processor for medical reports. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999;:970–4.
  50. Dionisio J, Johnson D, Bui AAT, Taira RK, Aberle DR, Kangarloo H. A systematic method for new technology integration into a distributed electronic infrastructure to improve quality of care. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Chicago, IL, USA: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); 1999.
  51. Chu W, Hsu C-C, Cardenas AF, Taira RK. Knowledge-based image retrieval with spatial and temporal constructs. Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on. 1998;10:872\textendash888. DOI: 10.1109/69.738355.
  52. Sinha U, Dai BY, Kangarloo H, Taira RK, Johnson D, Golamco M. Using speech recognition and natural language processing for semi-automatic structured radiology reporting. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Chicago, IL, USA: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); 1998.
  53. Johnson D, Taira RK, Zhou W, Goldin J, Aberle DR. Hyperad: augmenting and visualizing free text radiology reports. Radiographics. 1998;18:507–15. DOI: 10.1148/radiographics.18.2.9536493.
  54. Johnson D, Taira RK, Cardenas AF, Aberle DR. Extracting information from free text radiology reports. International Journal on Digital Libraries. 1997;1:297\textendash308. DOI: 10.1007/s007990050024.
  55. Kangarloo H, Taira RK. Tailoring managed care to needs of individuals. Diagn Imaging (San Franc). 1996;18:39–41, 43.
  56. Taira RK, Johnson D, Bhushan V, Rivera M, Wong C, Huang L, Aberle DR, Greaves M, Goldin J. A concept-based retrieval system for thoracic radiology. J Digit Imaging. 1996;9:25–36.
  57. Aberle DR, Dionisio J, McNitt-Gray MF, Taira RK, Cardenas AF, Goldin J, Brown K, Figlin RA, Chu W. Integrated multimedia timeline of medical images and data for thoracic oncology patients. Radiographics. 1996;16:669–81. DOI: 10.1148/radiographics.16.3.8897631.
  58. Dionisio J, Cardenas AF, Taira RK, Aberle DR, Chu W, McNitt-Gray MF, Goldin J, Lufkin RB. A unified timeline model and user interface for multimedia medical databases. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 1996;20:333–46.
  59. Ho BK, Taira RK, Steckel RJ, Kangarloo H. Technical considerations in planning a distributed teleradiology system. Telemed J. 1995;1:53–65.
  60. Chu W, Cardenas AF, Taira RK. KMeD: a knowledge-based multimedia medical distributed database system. Information Systems. 1995;20:75\textendash96. DOI: 10.1016/0306-4379(95)98556-S.
  61. Chu W, Ieong IT, Taira RK. A Semantic Modeling Approach for Image Retrieval by Content. The VLDB Journal. 1994;3:445\textendash477.
  62. Huang HK, Taira RK, Lou S-L, Wong AWK, Breant C, Ho BK, Chuang KS, Stewart BK, Andriole K, Tecotzky R. Implementation of a large-scale picture archiving and communication system. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 1993;17:1–11.
  63. Huang HK, Kangarloo H, Cho PS, Taira RK, Ho BK, Chan KK. Planning a totally digital radiology department. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1990;154:635–9. DOI: 10.2214/ajr.154.3.2106235.
  64. Dietrich RB, Bradley WG, Zaragoza EJ, Otto RJ, Taira RK, Wilson GH, Kangarloo H. MR evaluation of early myelination patterns in normal and developmentally delayed infants. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1988;150:889–96. DOI: 10.2214/ajr.150.4.889.