Dr. Nobuhiko Miyazawa

PET Center, Kofu Neurosurgical Hospital




2004-present  Director, PET center, Kofu Neurosurgical Hospital, Japan

1998  Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Yamanashi University, Japan

1989  Research Fellow, Division of Neuro-isotope, Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada

Publications (selected)

  1. Miyazawa N, Arbab AS, Umeda T, et al. Perfusion CT investigation of chronic internal carotid artery occlusion: comparison with SPECT. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2005; 108: 11-17.
  2. Miyazawa N, Akiyama I, Yamagata Z. Risk factors for growth of unruptured intracranial aneurysms: follow-up study by serial 0.5-T magnetic resonance angiography. Neurosurgery. 2006; 58: 1047-1053.
  3. Miyazawa N, Akiyama I. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis associated with risk factors for stroke: a case-control study. Spine. 2006; 31: 225-229.
  4. Miyazawa N, Akiyama I, Yamagata Z. Risk factors for the association of intracranial and aortic aneurysms. Acta Neurochir(Wien). 2007; 149: 221-229.
  5. Miyazawa N, Akiyama I., Ossification of the ligamentum flavum of the cervical spine. J Neurosurg Sci. 2007; 51: 139-144.
  6. Miyazawa N, Akiyama I, Yamagata Z., Analysis of incidence and risk factors for progression in patients with intracranial steno-occlusive lesions by serial magnetic resonance angiography. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007; 109: 680-685.
  7. Miyazawa N, Ishigame K, Kato S, et al., Thoracic chordoma: review and role of FDG-PET. J Neurosurg Sci. 2008; 52: 117-122.
  8. Miyazawa N, Shinohara T, Nagasaka T, et al., Hypermetabolism in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies. Clin Nucl Med. 2010; 35: 490-493.
  9. Miyazawa N, Shinohara T, Yamagata Z., Association of incompleteness of the anterior part of the circle of Willis with the occurrence of lacunes in the basal ganglia. Eur J Neurol. 2011; 18: 1358-1360.
  10. Miyazawa N, Shinohara T. [18F] fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. In:Hsieh CH, Ed. Positron Emission Tomography: Current Clinical and Research Aspects, Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, 2012: pp 225-254. (Book chapter).
  11. Miyazawa N. Correlation between changes of FDG-PET findings and those of Mini-Mental Status Examination scores in patients with moderate Alzheimer’s disease: usefulness of stereotactic extraction estimation. Curr Mol Imag. 2014; 3: 10-14.
  12. Miyazawa N, Nagasaka T, Koh K, et al. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease similar pattern of Alzheimer’s and dementia with Lewy bodies disease – Findings of FDG-PET with 3D-SSP. Clin Nucl Med (in press).