Hiroyuki Uetani

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OBJECTIVE It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The aim of this study was to investigate whether the addition of (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D: -glucose positron emission tomography ([(18)F]FDG-PET) and apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) to conventional MRI improves(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although 3D FLAIR imaging visualizes detailed structures of the brain stem, it has not been used to evaluate its normal anatomy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether 3D FLAIR images can provide more detailed anatomic information of the brain stem than 2D FLAIR and 2D T2WI. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE QUASAR is a particular application of the ASL method and facilitates the user-independent quantification of brain perfusion. The purpose of this study was to assess the intermodality agreement of TBF measurements obtained with ASL and DSC MR imaging and the inter- and intraobserver reproducibility of glioma TBF measurements acquired(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Systematic assessment of brain and head and neck tumors with 4D-CE-MRA at 3T has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that 4D-CE-MRA at 3T can replace DSA in the identification of feeding arteries and tumor stain to plan interventional procedures in hypervascular brain and head and neck tumors.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Systematic investigations of the distinguishing imaging features between spinal hyperplastic hematopoietic bone marrow and bone metastasis have not been reported, to our knowledge. The purpose of this study was to determine the distinguishing imaging features of the 2 entities. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE For the localization of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas, it is not determined whether dynamic contrast-enhanced MRA is more reliable than multidetector CTA. The aim of this study was to compare the agreement between intra-arterial DSA, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRA at 3T, and 64-row multidetector CTA for the localization of spinal(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prevalence and topography of small hypointense foci suggesting microbleeds on 3T SWI in various types of dementia have not been systematically investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and topography of SHF on 3T SWI in patients with different dementia subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 347(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE For identifying the arterial feeders of meningiomas, the usefulness of 3D TOF MRA at 3T has not been systematically investigated. This study was intended to assess whether unenhanced 3D TOF MRA at 3T can replace DSA for the identification of arteries feeding intracranial meningiomas and whether it is useful for assessing their dural(More)
To evaluate progression pattern and progression-free interval for patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), on the basis of the extent of resection. Between January 2000 and September 2009, 138 patients with GBM underwent postoperative radiation therapy and longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging studies. The operations were classified as biopsy, partial(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES For the evaluation of patients scheduled for the treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), accurate anatomical information is essential. The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of three-dimensional (3D) digital subtraction angiography (DSA)-magnetic resonance (MR) fusion imaging for the pretreatment(More)