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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine abnormalities of the central nervous system in patients with chronic pain who were diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Brain activity was assessed using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. The data collected from 18 patients were compared with data(More)
We report an 8-year-old girl with seizures induced by micturition. Her seizures were characterized by extension of upper extremities with preserved consciousness. Magnetic resonance imaging and interictal electroencephalograms were normal. Ictal electroencephalogram showed low voltage fast waves without clear focal features followed by frontal dominant(More)
We report a 13-year-old female with refractory frontal lobe epilepsy in whom diffusion tensor imaging was useful for exploring subtle cortical malformation. She had frequent simple partial seizures characterized by clonic movement of the right upper extremity. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging was not conclusive. A diffusion tensor imaging revealed an(More)
The torques of the quadriceps muscle in patients with cruciate ligament injuries were evaluated under isokinetic contraction. There were 30 patients with anterior cruciate ligament injuries, 19 with posterior cruciate ligament injuries, and 30 controls. The torques of concentric and eccentric contractions in anterior cruciate ligament-injured knees showed a(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether the technitium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) washout rate (WR) would predict mitochondrial damage and myocardial dysfunction in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). BACKGROUND Myocardial mitochondrial damage reduces adenosine triphosphate production, resulting in myocardial dysfunction. Increased myocardial(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the (11)C-methionine (MET) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) findings of central nervous system (CNS) germinoma and the diagnostic utility of these findings. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the cases of 10 patients who were diagnosed with CNS germinoma according to(More)
To confirm that the dimming luminance change in the CRT monitor will have a detrimental effect on diagnostic performance, we performed the four-alternative forced choice experiments on the CRT monitor with the 11 luminance conditions simulating CRT degraded by long-term usage. Six radiologists and one pulmonary physician performed a detection task for(More)
BACKGROUND The ratio of the maximum diameter of consolidation to the maximum tumor diameter (C/T ratio) on thin-section computed tomography (TSCT) and the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) are often used as preoperative independent variables to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a pilot study to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of PET/CT with (11)C-choline (choline PET/CT) for primary diagnosis and staging of urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UUT-UC). METHODS Enrolled in this study were 16 patients (9 men, 7 women; age range 51 - 83 years, mean ± SD 69 ± 10.8 years) with suspected UUT-UC.(More)
The automated contrast–detail (C–D) analysis methods developed so-far cannot be expected to work well on images processed with nonlinear methods, such as noise reduction methods. Therefore, we have devised a new automated C–D analysis method by applying support vector machine (SVM), and tested for its robustness to nonlinear image processing. We acquired(More)