Shizuoka Cancer Center
Koichi Mitsuya, M.D., Ph.D., is staff of division of neurosurgery at Shizuoka Cancer Center from 2002. He graduated Shiga University of Medical Science in 1994.
He pioneered the surgery of brain metastasis with intraoperative cytological examination: a technique for diagnosis and prevention of dissemination during resection. A major focus of his team's clinical research has been multidisciplinary treatment of leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) in patients with lung adenocarcinoma, and the development of brake through therapy with CSF shunting and EGFR-TKI. For more early diagnosis of LM, he suggested new MR imaging finding, FLAIR hyper-intensity along brainstem surface.
He is actively involved in assess the differential diagnosis tumor recurrence from radiation necrosis after SRS with perfusion study on MR imaging or 320-row area detector CT. And he is also contributed accurate and early diagnosis of metastatic skull tumors: MRI features and a new conventional classification.