Group Leader, Imaging Physics Group at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS-QST), Japan
Taiga Yamaya is a Group Leader for the Imaging Physics Group at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS-QST) in Japan. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising approach to promote molecular imaging research, as well as a valuable tool in cancer diagnosis. However, there are still significant demands for higher resolution and higher sensitivity imaging at a lower cost. Therefore, his research interests focuses on detectors, systems, image reconstruction algorithms, and data corrections, with the aim to improve image quality and quantity, and to realize the next generation imaging systems in nuclear medicine.
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS-MIC) is the world’s largest conference in nuclear medicine physics, and Dr. Yamaya, with the support of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) MICE ambassador program, has succeeded in bringing the IEEE NSS-MIC2021 to Yokohama.