Hideaki Kakizawa

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The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy combined with cementoplasty under computed tomography and fluoroscopic guidance for painful bone metastases. Seventeen adult patients with 23 painful bone metastases underwent RF ablation therapy combined with cementoplasty during a 2-year(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The therapeutic response to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often is evaluated by comparing pre- and post-RFA computed tomography (CT). However, judgment about whether an ablative margin, ie, 5-10 mm of normal hepatic tissue, is ensured sometimes is difficult. The aim of this study is to assess the(More)
The purpose of this study is, using a 16-section multidetector-row helical computed tomography (MDCT) scanner with retrospective reconstruction, to compare variability in repeated coronary calcium scoring and qualitative scores of the motion artifacts. One hundred forty-four patients underwent two subsequent scans using MDCT. According to Agatston and(More)
To investigate the diagnostic capability of multidetector computed tomography for detecting non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI). We studied 11 NOMI patients and 44 controls. Radiologists evaluated the CT images for the presence of bowel ischemia and measured the diameters of the superior mesenteric artery and the superior mesenteric vein (D SMA and D(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether portal vein embolization (PVE) using a mixture of gelatin sponge (GS) pieces and iodized oil is safe and effective in inducing hypertrophy of the future liver remnants (FLR). MATERIAL AND METHODS PVE was performed in 14 patients (eight male and six female, mean age 65 years, range 35-81 years) diagnosed with malignant liver(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To compare the tumor control and safety of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for small, solitary, and hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with TACE alone. METHODS Three hundred and sixty-five HCC patients who had solitary, ≤ 3 cm, and hypervascular nodule(More)
BACKGROUND Most of the presently used percutaneous arterial closure devices (PACD) for hemostasis after interventional vascular procedures are effective, but carry risk of complications by deposition of a foreign body. A new promising externally applied PACD - chitosan-based HemCon Bandage (HCB) was explored in sheep. The HCB hemostatic efficacy and(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of endovascular therapy in oral hemorrhage from malignant head and neck tumors. Ten patients (mean age 56 years) with oral hemorrhage caused by malignant head and neck tumors underwent a total of 13 emergency embolization procedures using gelatin sponge particles, steel and/or platinum coils, or a combination of these(More)
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyze the frequency and anatomical pattern of the anterior branch of the left inferior phrenic artery (LIPA) arising from the right inferior phrenic artery (RIPA). Angiography of the RIPA for patients (n = 140) with hepatic malignancy was retrospectively reviewed. The frequency at which the anterior branch(More)
AIM   To analyze the clinical outcome of esophageal varices (EV) after hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and major portal vein tumor thrombus (Vp3/4). METHODS   The study subjects were 45 consecutive patients who received HAIC for HCC with Vp3/4 between January 2005 and December 2009.(More)