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Original papers

    OpenPET

  1. Eiji Yoshida, Shoko Kinouchi, Hideaki Tashima, Fumihiko Nishikido, Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, Taiga Yamaya, "System design of a small OpenPET prototype using 4-layer DOI detectors," Radiological Physics and Technology, 5, pp. 92-97, 2012.

  2. Hideaki Tashima, Eiji Yoshida, Shoko Kinouchi, Fumihiko Nishikido, Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, Mikio Suga, Hideaki Haneishi, and Taiga Yamaya, "Real-time Imaging System for the OpenPET," IEEE Trans.Nucl. Sci., vol.59, No. 1, pp. 40-46, Feb., 2012.

  3. Hideaki Tashima, Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Shoko Kinouchi, Mitsuo Watanabe, Eiichi Tanaka, "A single-ring OpenPET enabling PET imaging during radiotherapy," Phys. Med. Biol., 57, pp. 4705-4718, 2012.

  4. Shoko Kinouchi, Taiga Yamaya, Yuji Miyoshi, Eiji Yoshida, Fumihiko Nishikido, Hideaki Tashima, Mikio Suga, "New component-based normalization method to correct PET system models ," Medical Imaging Technology, Vol.29, No.5, pp. 239-249, Nov., 2011.

  5. Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Taku Inaniwa, Shinji Sato, Yasunori Nakajima, Hidekatsu Wakizaka, Daisuke Kokuryo, Atsushi Tsuji, Takayuki Mitsuhashi, Hideyuki Kawai, Hideaki Tashima, Fumihiko Nishikido, Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, Hideaki Haneishi, Mikio Suga, Shoko Kinouchi, "Development of a small prototype for a proof-of-concept of OpenPET imaging," Phys. Med. Biol., 56, pp. 1123-1137, 2011.

  6. Eiji Yoshida, Taiga Yamaya, Fumihiko Nishikido, Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, "Basic study of entire whole-body PET scanners based on the OpenPET geometry," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 621, p. 576-580, 2010.

  7. Eiji Yoshida, Taiga Yamaya, Kengo Shibuya, Fumihiko Nishikido, Naoko Inadama, and Hideo Murayama, "Simulation study on sensitivity and count rate characteristics of "OpenPET" geometries," IEEE Trans.Nucl. Sci., Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 111-116, 2010.

  8. Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Naoko Inadama, Fumihiko Nishikido, Kengo Shibuya, Makoto Higuchi and Hideo Murayama, "A multiplex "OpenPET" geometry to extend axial FOV without increasing the number of detectors," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 2644-2650, Oct. 2009.

  9. Taiga Yamaya, Taku Inaniwa, Eiji Yoshida, Fumihiko Nishikido, Kengo Shibuya, Naoko Inadama and Hideo Murayama, "Simulation studies of a new 'OpenPET' geometry based on a quad unit of detector rings," Phy. Med. Biol., vol. 54, pp. 1223-1233, 2009.

  10. Taiga Yamaya, Taku Inaniwa, Shinichiro Mori, Takuji Furukawa, Shinichi Minohara, Eiji Yoshida, Fumihiko Nishikido, Kengo Shibuya, Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, "Imaging simulations of an "OpenPET" geometry with shifting detector rings," Radiol. Phys. Technol., Vol. 2, pp. 62-69, Jan. 2009.

  11. Taiga Yamaya, Taku Inaniwa, Shinichi Minohara, Eiji Yoshida, Naoko Inadama, Fumihiko Nishikido, Kengo Shibuya, Chih Fung Lam and Hideo Murayama, "A proposal of an open PET geometry," Phy. Med. Biol., 53, pp. 757-773, 2008.

  12. X'tal Cube

  13. Yujiro Yazaki, Naoko Inadama, Fumihiko Nishikido, Takayuki Mitsuhashi, Mikio Suga, Kengo Shibuya, Mitsuo Watanabe, Takaji Yamashita, Eiji Yoshida, Hideo Murayama, and Taiga Yamaya, "Development of the X'tal cube: a 3D position-sensitive radiation detector with all-surface MPPC readout," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 59, pp. 462-468, 2012.

  14. Taiga Yamaya, Takayuki Mitsuhashi, Takahiro Matsumoto, Naoko Inadama, Fumihiko Nishikido, Eiji Yoshida, Hideo Murayama, Hideyuki Kawai, Mikio Suga and MitsuoWatanabe, "A SiPM-based isotropic-3D PET detector X'tal cube with a three-dimensional array of 1 mm3 crystals," Phys. Med. Biol., Vol. 56, pp. 6793-6807, 2011. FEATURED ARTICLE

  15. Image reconstruction, correction and evaluation for jPET-D4

  16. Chih Fung Lam, Taiga Yamaya, Takashi Obi, Eiji Yoshida, Naoko Inadama, Kengo Shibuya, Fumihiko Nishikido and Hideo Murayama, "Parallel implementation of 3-D iterative reconstruction with intra-thread update for the jPET-D4," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 129-135, 2009.

  17. Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Chie Toramatsu, Mayumi Nishimura, Yoshiya Shimada, Naoko Inadama, Kengo Shibuya, Fumihiko Nishikido and Hideo Murayama, "Preliminary study on potential of the jPET-D4 human brain scanner for small animal imaging," Annals of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 23, pp. 183-190, 2009.

  18. Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Takashi Obi, Hiroshi Ito, Kyosan Yoshikawa and Hideo Murayama, "First human brain imaging by the jPET-D4 prototype with a pre-computed system matrix," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 2482-2492, Oct. 2008.

  19. Keishi Kitamura, Akihiro Ishikawa, Tetsuro Mizuta, Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida and Hideo Murayama, "Detector normalization and scatter correction for the jPET-D4: A 4-layer depth-of-interaction PET scanner," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 571, pp. 231-234, 2007.

  20. Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Eiji Yoshida, Ayako Kobayashi, Kengo Shibuya, Fumihiko Nishikido, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Mikio Suga, Taiga Yamaya, Keishi Kitamura, Koichi Maruyama and Hideo Murayama, "Evaluation of static physics performance of the jPET-D4 by Monte Carlo simulations," Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vo. 52, pp. 213-230, 2007.

  21. Taiga Yamaya, Naoki Hagiwara, Takashi Obi, Tomoaki Tsuda, Keishi Kitamura, Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Hideaki Haneishi, Naoko Inadama, Eiji Yoshida, and Hideo Murayama, "Preliminary Resolution Performance of the Prototype System for a 4-Layer DOI-PET Scanner: jPET-D4," IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 53. No. 3, pp. 1123-1128, 2006.

  22. DOI detectors

  23. Fumihiko Nishikido, Naoko Inadama, Ichiro Oda, Kengo Shibuya, Eiji Yoshida, Taiga Yamaya, Keishi Kitamura, Hideo Murayama, "Four-layer depth-of-interaction PET detector for high resolution PET using a multi-pixel S8550 avalanche photodiode," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 621, pp. 570-575, 2010.

  24. Fumihiko Nishikido, Tomoaki Tsuda, Eiji Yoshida, Naoko Inadama, Kengo Shibuya, Taiga Yamaya, Keishi Kitamura, Kei Takahashi, Atsushi Ohmura and Hideo Murayama, "Spatial resolution evaluation with a pair of two four-layer DOI detectors for small animal PET scanner: jPET-RD," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 584, pp. 212-218, 2008.

  25. Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, Yusuke Ono, Tomoaki Tsuda, Manabu Hamamoto, Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Kengo Shibuya, Fumihiko Nishikido, Kei Takahashi and Hideyuki Kawai, "Performance evaluation for 120 four-layer DOI block detectors of the jPET-D4," Radiol. Phys. Technol., vol 1, pp. 75-82, 2008.

  26. Naoko Inadama, Hideo Murayama, Manabu Hamamoto, Tomoaki Tsuda, Yusuke Ono, Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Kengo Shibuya, and Fumihiko Nishikido, "8-Layer DOI Encoding of 3-Dimensional Crystal Array," IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 2523-2528, October 2006.

  27. DOI-dependent correction techniques

  28. Eiji Yoshida, Keishi Kitamura, Fumihiko Nishikido, Kengo Shibuya, Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Taiga Yamaya, Naoko Inadama and Hideo Murayama, "Feasibility study of a highly sensitive LaBr3 PET scanner based on the DOI-dependent extended-energy window", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 604, pp. 363-365, 2009.

  29. Eiji Yoshida, Keishi Kitamura, Kengo Shibuya, Fumihiko Nishikido, Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Taiga Yamaya, Chihfung Lam, Naoko Inadama and Hideo Murayama, "A DOI-dependent extended energy window method to control balance of scatter and true events," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 2475-2481, Oct. 2008.

  30. Kengo Shibuya, Fumihiko Nishikido, Tomoaki Tsuda, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Chihfung Lam, Taiga Yamaya, Eiji Yoshida, Naoko Inadama and Hideo Murayama, "Timing resolution improvement using DOI information in a four-layer scintillation detector for TOF-PET," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, vol. 593, pp. 572- 577, 2008.

  31. Eiji Yoshida, Keishi Kitamura, Yuichi Kimura, Fumihiko Nishikido, Kengo Shibuya, Taiga Yamaya, Hideo Murayama, "Inter-crystal scatter identification for a depth-sensitive detector using support vector machine for small animal PET," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 571, pp. 243-246, 2007

  32. Optical / PET

  33. Hideaki Tashima, Takashi Obi, Taiga Yamaya, Hideo Murayama, Keishi Kitamura, Ichiro Oda, Masahiro Yamaguchi, Nagaaki Ohyama, "Feasibility study of near-infrared fluorescence tomography using a positron emission tomograph equipped with depth-of-interaction PET detectors," Radiol. Phys. Technol., Vol. 2, pp. 189-197, 2009.

  34. Calibration techniques

  35. Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Keiichi Oda, Yasuhiro Wada, Yasushi Sato, Takahiro Yamada, Eiji Yoshida, Hideo Murayama, Kyoko Saito, Tohoru Takeda and Kei Kikuchi, "A practical method of determining cross-calibration factors of PET scanners by moving a point-like 22Na radioactive source", Ann. Nucl. Med., Vol. 24, 655-661, 2010.

  36. Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Eiji Yoshida, Yasushi Sato, Keiichi Oda, Yasuhiro Wada, Takahiro Yamada, Taiga Yamaya, Hideo Murayama, Kyoko Saito, "Point-like radioactive source with multiple absorber capsules for evaluating PET scanners," Ann. Nucl. Med., vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 427-432, 2010.

  37. Annihilation photon acollinearity

  38. Kengo Shibuya, Eiji Yoshida, Fumihiko Nishikido, Toshikazu Suzuki, Tomoaki Tsuda, Naoko Inadama, Taiga Yamaya and Hideo Murayama, "Annihilation photon acollinearity in PET: volunteer and phantom FDG studies," Phys. Med. Biol., 52, pp. 5249-5261, 2007.

  39. Monolithic detectors

  40. Eiji Yoshida, Naoko Inadama, Hiroto Osada, Hideyuki Kawai, Fumihiko Nishikido, Hideo Murayama, Tomoaki Tsuda, Taiga Yamaya, "Basic performance of a large area PET detector with a monolithic scintillator," Radiol. Phys. Technol., vol. 4, pp. 134-139, 2011.

Patents

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Awards

  1. Taiga Yamaya, The 1st Prize for the Gottfried Wagener Prize 2012, Jun. 19, 2012

  2. Takahiro Matsumoto, Poster Award for the 6th Japan-Korea Joint Meeting on Medical Physics (JKMP) / the 11th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (AOCMP), Oct. 1, 2011

  3. Hideaki Tashima, the First Place Poster Award for Society of Nuculear Medicine (SNM) 2011, Jun. 6, 2011

  4. Yuji Miyoshi, Best Poster Award for International Forum on Medical Imaging in Asia (IFMIA) 2011, Nov. 19, 2011

  5. Taiga Yamaya, Gold Prize, 2010 Award for the Best Paper (Hisada Prize) Selected from the Annals of Nuclear Medicine or Kaku Igaku, Nov. 11, 2010 [in Japanese]

  6. Taiga Yamaya, Best Paper Award for Young Researcher from the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine, Nov. 11, 2010 [in Japanese]

  7. Taiga Yamaya, Doi award from the journal of Radiol. Phys. Technol., Apr. 11, 2010. [in Japanese]

  8. Taiga Yamaya, Konica Minolta Science and Technology Foundation, Feb. 4, 2009 [in Japanese]

  9. Taiga Yamaya, The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Apr. 17, 2007. [in Japanese]


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