Junta Harada

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Fourteen patients with aortic dissection without intimal rupture were examined by means of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, computed tomography (CT), or both. MR imaging showed a marginal high-intensity area along the aortic wall, while CT showed a nonopacified crescentic area along the aortic wall. These areas decreased in size within a short period and(More)
BACKGROUND Cryoablation is a treatment option for some patients with small exophytic lesions of the kidney. The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility, safety, and intermediate-term treatment outcome of percutaneous cryoablation of renal cell carcinoma guided by horizontal open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS We prospectively used(More)
By sequential CT scanning, the dynamics of intravenously injected contrast medium were observed in 21 patients with abdominal malignancies. Within 30 sec, and one breath, four sequential cuts of the same section were obtained. The corticomedullary junction of the kidney was clearly delineated in the early phase, and tumor vascularity was well appreciated(More)
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has recently been adopted for complicated anatomical lung resections. During these thoracoscopic procedures, surgeons view the operative field on a two-dimensional (2-D) video monitor and cannot palpate the organ directly, thus frequently encountering anatomical difficulties. This study aimed to estimate the usefulness(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to obtain preliminary results of cryoablation of renal tumors by using a percutaneous approach guided by a horizontal open MRI system, and to assess the safety and efficacy of this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four patients with renal tumors underwent percutaneous cryosurgery with local anesthesia using a horizontal(More)
Although local area networks (LANs) are commonplace in hospital-based radiology departments today, wireless LANs are still relatively unknown and untried. A linked wireless reporting system was developed to improve work throughput and efficiency. It allows radiologists, physicians, and technologists to review current radiology reports and images and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and the clinical course of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of acute-onset infections in patients with atopic dermatitis after a scleral buckling procedures. DESIGN A retrospective chart review. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred eighty-seven patients (293 eyes) who underwent scleral buckling procedures(More)
The effects of halothane and sevoflurane on cat brain energy metabolism and regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) were evaluated during normo- and hypocapnia. Brain energy status was evaluated with phosphorous nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) and rCBF was measured by the hydrogen clearance method. A high concentration of halothane (3 MAC)(More)
Cryotherapy may provide a method for the focal destruction of cancerous tissue while preserving most of the surrounding normal tissue. The mechanisms of tissue injury in cryotherapy are 1) intracellular ice formation, 2) dehydration of cells, and 3) stagnation of microcirculation. MR images were superior to CT and ultrasound in monitoring interstitial(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the feasibility of MR-guided transvaginal cryotherapy for treating intramural, submucosal, and sub-serosal uterine fibroids with a horizontal open MRI system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using an MR-compatible cryotherapy system and a horizontal magnetic open-configuration MR scanner, we performed transvaginal cryotherapies using a Cusco(More)