Radiology Personnel

Robert Miyaoka, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Director of Small Animal PET Imaging
Director of SPECT/CT Physics
Nuclear Medicine


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.

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

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Characterization of highly multiplexed monolithic PET / gamma camera detector modules
Pierce L., Pedemonte S., Dewitt D., Macdonald L., Hunter W., Van Leemput K., Miyaoka R.
Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2018 Mar

A CMOS front-end interface ASIC for SiPM-based positron emission tomography imaging systems
Dey S., Rudell J., Lewellen T., Miyaoka R.
2017 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2017 - Proceedings. 2018 Mar:1-4

The PET/X dedicated breast-PET scanner for optimizing cancer therapy
MacDonald L., Hunter W., Zeng C., Pierce L., Dolinski S., Dewitt D., Miyaoka R., Kinahan P.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 2018 Jan

Analysis of SPECT/CT quantitation in soft tissue and lung density phantoms
Hunter W., Lehnert A., Lewellen T., Harrison R., McDougald W., Miyaoka R.
2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD 2016. 2017 Oct

Functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT: Multimodality plan dosimetry of a precision radiation oncology strategy: Multimodality
Lee E., Zeng J., Miyaoka R., Saini J., Kinahan P., Sandison G., Wong T., Vesselle H., Rengan R., Bowen S.
Medical Physics. 2017 Jul:3418-3429

Framework for radiation pneumonitis risk stratification based on anatomic and perfused lung dosimetry
Dhami G., Zeng J., Vesselle H., Kinahan P., Miyaoka R., Patel S., Rengan R., Bowen S.
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie. 2017 May:410-418

Review of Extraskeletal Activity on Tc-99m Methylene Diphosphonate Bone Scintigraphy and Value of Cross-Sectional and SPECT-CT Imaging Correlation
Bermo M., Behnia S., Fair J., Miyaoka R., Elojeimy S.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 Jan

Assessment of functional liver reserve: Old and new in 99mTc-sulfur colloid scintigraphy
Matesan M., Bowen S., Chapman T., Miyaoka R., Velez J., Wanner M., Nyflot M., Apisarnthanarax S., Vesselle H.
Nuclear Medicine Communications. 2017 Jan:577-586

A study of SPECT/CT camera stability for quantitative imaging
McDougald W., Miyaoka R., Alessio A., Harrison R., Lewellen T.
EJNMMI Physics. 2016 Dec

Measuring total liver function on sulfur colloid SPECT/CT for improved risk stratification and outcome prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma patients
Bowen S., Chapman T., Borgman J., Miyaoka R., Kinahan P., Liou I., Sandison G., Vesselle H., Nyflot M., Apisarnthanarax S.
EJNMMI Research. 2016 Dec