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Robert Miyaoka, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Director of Small Animal PET Imaging
Director of SPECT/CT Physics
Research, Nuclear Medicine
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Dr. Robert Miyaoka is a Research Associate Professor in the University of Washington
Department of Radiology. Much of his research has focus on the design, development and optimization of nuclear medicine instrumentation systems. His current research efforts are focused on the development of ultra-high resolution PET detector designs and incorporating them into preclinical imaging systems. Detectors developed in his laboratory include the micro-crystal element (MiCE) detector, the continuous miniature crystal element detector (cMiCE), and detectors that can provide depth of interaction information. In addition, he is developing PET detectors and electronics that can operate in high magnetic fields for a combined PET/MR imaging system.

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Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Evolution of PET Detectors and Event Positioning Algorithms Using Monolithic Scintillation Crystals
A. Gonzalez-Montoro, Antonio J. González, S. Pourashraf, et al. - Published 2021 - IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RADIATION AND PLASMA MEDICAL SCIENCES

Prognostic value and peripheral immunologic correlates of early FDG PET response imaging in a phase II trial of risk-adaptive chemoradiation for unresectable non-small cell lung cancer
S. Bowen, D. Hippe, H. Thomas, et al. - Published 2021 - MEDRXIV

Reliability of Quantitative 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging Biomarkers for Classifying Early Response to Chemoradiotherapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
K. Horn, H. Thomas, H. Vesselle, et al. - Published 2021 - CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Performance Characteristics of a Dual-Sided Position-Sensitive Sparse-Sensor Detector for Gamma-ray Imaging
W. Hunter, Donald D. Witt, R. Miyaoka - Published 2021

Glypican-3 targeted delivery of 89Zr and 90Y as a theranostic radionuclide platform for hepatocellular carcinoma
K. Labadie, A. Ludwig, A. Lehnert, et al. - Published 2021 - SCIENTIFIC REPORTS

Concordance of quantitative FDG PET/CT imaging biomarkers for classifying early response to chemoradiotherapy in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
K. Horn, Hannah Tomas, H. Vesselle, et al. - Published 2020

Small animal PET: a review of what we have done and where we are going.
R. Miyaoka, A. Lehnert - Published 2020 - PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY

Standardization of Preclinical PET/CT Imaging to Improve Quantitative Accuracy, Precision, and Reproducibility: A Multicenter Study
W. McDougald, C. Vanhove, A. Lehnert, et al. - Published 2020 - THE JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Sensitivity analysis of FDG PET tumor voxel cluster radiomics and dosimetry for predicting mid-chemoradiation regional response of locally advanced lung cancer.
Chunyan Duan, W. Chaovalitwongse, F. Bai, et al. - Published 2020 - PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY

Validation of photon collimation techniques for monolithic PET detector calibration
A. Gonzalez-Montoro, L. Pierce, W. Hunter, et al. - Published 2020