Chieko Tsuchida

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The authors investigated the feasibility of using T2-weighted, half-Fourier rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement, or RARE, dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to depict crossed cerebellar diaschisis. In 10 patients after unilateral supratentorial stroke, crossed cerebellar diaschisis was demonstrated in the relative(More)
We report on MR studies of a 15-year-old girl with moyamoya disease in whom diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement ("ivy sign") was revealed by fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) and contrast-enhanced imaging. We speculate that the mechanism behind this enhancement is caused by a retrograde slow flow of engorged pial vasculature via leptomeningeal(More)
UNLABELLED Carotid occlusive diseases may cause ischemic changes in both the gray matter and the white matter as a result of hemodynamic compromise. To validate the use of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in evaluating the carotid occlusive diseases, we compared changes in peaks of choline, in the sum of creatine and phosphocreatine, and in(More)
The change in lumbar vertebral bone mineral density (BMD) during a 2-year study period was examined in 167 healthy middle-aged and elderly Japanese women with reference to age, menopausal status and bone turnover markers at baseline. The perimenopausal and postmenopausal groups of the subjects showed a significant loss of BMD during the study period but the(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify cerebral microvascular hemodynamics with T2-weighted dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DSC-MRI) using a half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) sequence. We performed T2-weighted DSC-MRI with HASTE sequence in 19 normal subjects. After bolus injection of(More)
The relative contributions of age and menopause to vertebral bone mineral density were evaluated based on the estimated weights for age- and menopause-related bone loss components using a mathematical model in 177 healthy female volunteers ages 35-81 years, living in a community in Fukui, Japan. Bone mineral density was determined by dual X-ray(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate cerebral perfusion with T2*-weighted dynamic MRI in the area around the infarcted core. We examined seven patients with subacute cerebral infarction. After bolus injection a gadopentetate dimeglumine, a series of gradient-echo images were recorded in a selected slice. From these images, concentration-time curves(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has gradually come to be recommended as the optimal treatment for early gastric cancer; however, one of the primary issues is postoperative bleeding. Although second-look endoscopy is conventionally performed to reduce the risk of postoperative bleeding, its benefit has not yet been clearly(More)