Hokuto Hospital MEG Lab (Hokkaido, Japan)

Hokuto Hospital MEG lab

Research topics

We believe that research is an essential part of our job to provide the best healthcare to the public. We installed our MEG system in 2004 and have been using this for both clinical medicine and basic research. Our current research topics are as follows.

Clinical medicine:

  • Precision Medicine
  • Brain mapping
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture

Basic Research:

  • Vision
  • Automatic analysis

We are happy to collaborate with anyone who wants to apply their academic achievement to the bedside.
Let’s Make Everyone Good using your skills.

Research facilities and equipment

We are allowed to use any kind of clinical facilities in our hospital.

MEG scanner: a 160 channel Yokogawa-KIT axial gradiometer system (PQ1160C).
PET scanner: Discovery MR750w, General Electric.
MRI scanner: Discovery MI, General Electric.
Electrocorticography is also available.

Hokuto Hospital MEG team


Hokuto Hospital is one of the main hospitals of Hokuto Social Medical Corporation. It is located in Hokkaido, which is the northernmost island of Japan. The functional imaging laboratory is in the main hospital area. More information about us is available at the following link: https://www.hokuto7.or.jp/lang/en/.



Yoshihito Shigihara


Hideyuki Hoshi
Research Fellow

Technical Staff

Toyoji Okada
Clinical Technologist

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