Hiroto Hatabu

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to compare the recently published revised Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) guidelines (version 1.1) to the original guidelines (RECIST 1.0) for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after erlotinib therapy and to evaluate the impact of the new CT tumor measurement guideline on response(More)
Recently, more investigators have been applying higher magnetic field strengths (3-4 Tesla) in research and clinical settings. Higher magnetic field strength is expected to afford higher spatial resolution and/or a decrease in the length of total scan time due to its higher signal intensity. Besides MR signal intensity, however, there are several factors(More)
The computed tomographic (CT) densities of imaged structures are a function of the CT scanning protocol, the structure size, and the structure density. For objects that are of a dimension similar to the scanner point spread function, CT will underestimate true structure density. Prior investigation suggests that this process, termed contrast reduction,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to compare the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of mucinous carcinoma of the breast with that of other breast tumors and to analyze correlations between signal intensity on diffusion-weighted images and the histologic features of mucinous carcinoma. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two hundred seventy-six patients with(More)
PURPOSE To compare the capability of diffusion-weighted (DW) and contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to provide diagnostic information on residual breast cancers following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and to assess apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of the carcinoma prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy to determine if the method could(More)
The effect of the oxygen inhalation on relaxation times was evaluated in various tissues, including the myocardium, liver, spleen, skeletal muscle, subcutaneous fat, bone marrow, and arterial blood, with a [1H]MR system. Statistically significant decrease of T1 relaxation times was observed in the myocardium, spleen, and arterial blood after inhalation of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether quantitative pulmonary perfusion parameters obtained from 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion data can be used to assess the severity of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) as indicated by pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP). CONCLUSION(More)
RATIONALE Vascular alteration of small pulmonary vessels is one of the characteristic features of pulmonary hypertension in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The in vivo relationship between pulmonary hypertension and morphological alteration of the small pulmonary vessels has not been assessed in patients with severe emphysema. OBJECTIVES We(More)
The imaging of regional ventilation in the lungs is essential for the evaluation of a variety of pathological conditions, such as emphysema, pneumonia and pulmonary embolism. We propose a novel approach for ventilation scanning, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and inhaled molecular oxygen as a contrast agent, that directly depicts transfer of oxygen(More)
Although all the imaging studies in this pictorial essay were done for maternal rather than fetal indications, fetal anatomy was well visualized. However, when scans are undertaken for fetal indications, fetal motion in between scout views and imaging sequences may make specific image planes difficult to obtain. Of the different techniques described in this(More)