Hiroki Miyatake

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OBJECTIVE To improve the reliability and convenience of the calibration procedure of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, we have been developing a novel calibration path based on traceable point-like sources. When using (22)Na sources, special care should be taken to avoid the effects of 1.275-MeV γ rays accompanying β (+) decays. The purpose of(More)
PURPOSE Renal depths predicted using predefined formulas are commonly used for camera-based evaluation of renal function. We investigated the feasibility and utility of renal depth measurement using ultralow-dose CT images acquired in conjunction with dynamic renal scintigraphy. METHODS Dynamic renal scintigraphy with Tc-MAG3 was performed in 117 patients(More)
The specific binding ratio (SBR) was first reported by Tossici-Bolt et al. for quantitative indicators for dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging. It is defined as the ratio of the specific binding concentration of the striatum to the non-specific binding concentration of the whole brain other than the striatum. The non-specific binding concentration is(More)
UNLABELLED We evaluated the effective dose (ED) of the CT component of whole-body PET/CT using software dedicated to CT dose estimation and from dose-length product (DLP) values to establish practical methods of ED estimation. METHODS Eighty adult patients who underwent (18)F-FDG whole-body PET/CT were divided into groups A and B, each consisting of 20(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the feasibility of T1-weighted 2-dimensional spoiled gradient-recalled (2D SPGR) acquisition in steady-state imaging of the liver with various respiratory navigator gating techniques. METHODS A total of 12 healthy volunteers underwent in-phase and out-of-phase 2D SPGR imaging of the liver during breath-holding and free-breathing.(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated a practical method to measure peak filling rate (PFR) as an indicator of diastolic function of the left ventricle. Ten adult volunteers underwent cine MR imaging using steady-state free precession (SSFP) and phase contrast (PC) sequences to measure PFR. Two PC image sets were acquired at the mitral valve orifice, and PFR was(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the clinical usefulness of respiratory navigator-gating technique for the assessment of liver tumors in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. METHODS Eighty patients who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR imaging to evaluate known or suspected liver tumors were enrolled. Three-dimensional spoiled gradient-recalled(More)
PURPOSE We quantitatively investigated hepatic enhancement in gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 1.5T and 3.0T. METHODS A total of 40 patients who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR imaging were included in the study. Precontrast and hepatobiliary-phase images acquired at a(More)
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