Radiology Personnel

Robert Miyaoka, Ph.D.

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


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.