Division of Nuclear Medicine



The Division of Nuclear Medicine was established in 1987 as a division of the Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (CYRIC) at Tohoku University. Its primary aim is to promote medical research using positron emission tomography (PET). It is associated with Graduate School of Medicine at Tohoku University and accepts both domestic and foreign students/researchers. Currently, both master and doctoral courses are given, and a position for a post-doctoral fellow is also available. There are various research projects currently running in collaboration with several departments of Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine as well as with departments of other faculties. In 2006, Tohoku University started the Molecular Imaging Project, including Training/Eduational Course, and RARIS plays a fundamental role for the development of instrumentations and methodologies in it.


nuclear medicine, PET, molecular imaging, clinical study


Professor Manabu Tashiro

  • nuclear medicine, clinical pharmacology
  • TEL/FAX:022-795-7797

Assistant professor Kotaro Hiraoka

  • dementia, higher brain dysfunction, clinical study, neurology, nuclear medicine, PET
  • TEL:022-795-7802

Resarch Associate Asuka Kikuchi

  • nuclear medicine, PET
  • TEL:022-795-7802