Radiology Personnel

Robert Miyaoka, PhD

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

Nuclear Medicine, Research


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 (via Semantic Scholar)

Innovations in Small-Animal PET Instrumentation.
A. Lehnert, R. Miyaoka - Published 2023 - PET CLINICS

Timing, Energy, and Spatial Characterization of Highly Sampled Monolithic PET Detectors With Different Thicknesses
C. Valladares, J. Barrio, M. Freire, et al. - Published 2023 - IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RADIATION AND PLASMA MEDICAL SCIENCES

Glypican-3 targeted positron emission tomography detects sub-centimeter tumors in a xenograft model of hepatocellular carcinoma
K. Labadie, A. Lehnert, Aimee L. Kenoyer, et al. - Published 2023 - EJNMMI RESEARCH

An Online Repository for Pre-Clinical Imaging Protocols (PIPs)
S. Gammon, Allison S. Cohen, A. Lehnert, et al. - Published 2023 - TOMOGRAPHY

Radiation and immune checkpoint inhibitor-mediated pneumonitis risk stratification in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: role of functional lung radiomics?
H. Thomas, D. Hippe, Parisa Forouzannezhad, et al. - Published 2022 - DISCOVER ONCOLOGY

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

Optimization of a Hybrid PET (HyPET) Detector for Prostate Cancer Imaging
R. Miyaoka, William Hunter, L. Pierce, et al. - Published 2021 - NUCLEAR SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM AND MEDICAL IMAGING CONFERENCE

Prognostic Value and Peripheral Immunologic Correlates of Early FDG PET Response Imaging in a Phase II Trial of Risk-Adaptive Chemoradiation for Unresectable NSCLC.

Prognostic value of early FDG PET response imaging and peripheral immunologic biomarkers: sub-study of 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 - ADVANCES IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY

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