Keiichiro Yamaguchi

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Recent neuroimaging studies have shown the importance of the prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices in deception. However, little is known about the role of each of these regions during deception. Using positron emission tomography (PET), we measured brain activation while participants told truths or lies about two types of real-world events:(More)
There has been little evidence for the difference in the retrieval processes of when and where something happened, one of the important factors in understanding episodic memory. We used positron emission tomography (PET) to identify the neural networks associated with temporal and spatial context memory of events experienced under experimental conditions(More)
Delayed imaging that coincides with the highest uptake of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) by tumour may be advantageous in oncological positron emission tomography (PET), where delineation of metastasis from normal tissue background is important. In order to identify the better imaging protocol for tumour detection, whole-body FDG-PET images acquired(More)
Driving is a complex behavior involving multiple cognitive domains. To identify neural correlates of driving performance, [15O]H2O positron emission tomography was performed using a simulated driving task. Compared with the resting condition, simulated driving increased regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the cerebellum, occipital, and parietal cortices.(More)
In advanced head and neck cancer, an organ-sparing approach comprising radiation therapy combined with intra-arterial chemotherapy has become an important technique. However, the high incidence of residual masses after therapy remains a problem. In this study, we prospectively evaluated the use of 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluation the effect of tumor volume and radiotherapy on the uptake of 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18FDG). The tumor models used were mouse mammary carcinoma MM48, FM3A, and rat hepatoma AH109A. Results were expressed as an 18FDG uptake ratio. This was the ratio of irradiated tumor uptake of 18FDG to unirradiated tumor(More)
OBJECT The "wearing-off" phenomenon often hampers the treatment of Parkinson disease (PD). Although deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is known to ameliorate the wearing-off phenomenon, the mechanism by which it does this remains unclear. As part of an inquiry into the mechanism of STN DBS, the authors measured synaptic dopamine(More)
We analyzed muscular activity of the lower extremities during level walking using positron emission tomography (PET) with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). We examined 17 healthy male subjects; 11 were assigned to a walking group and 6 to a resting group. After (18)F-FDG injection, the walking group subjects walked at a free speed for 15 min. A(More)
BACKGROUND Although ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been reported to protect the liver from injury when subjected to continuous hepatic ischemia, whether IPC protects rat livers against ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury after intermittent ischemia has not been elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five groups of Wistar rats were subjected to intermittent(More)
AIMS This study aims at identifying the brain activation during actual car-driving on the road, and at comparing the results to those of previous studies on simulated car-driving. METHODS Thirty normal volunteers, aged 20 to 56 years, were divided into three subgroups, active driving, passive driving and control groups, for examination by positron(More)