Kenichi Kawakami

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OBJECTIVES To compare the accuracy of pulmonary lobar volumetry using the conventional number of segments method and novel volumetric computer-aided diagnosis using 3D computed tomography images. METHODS We acquired 50 consecutive preoperative 3D computed tomography examinations for lung tumours reconstructed at 1-mm slice thicknesses. We calculated the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to compare observer performance in the detection of cerebral infarction on a brain CT using medical-grade liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors calibrated with the gray-scale standard display function and with γ 2.2 and using an iPad with a simulated screen setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS We amassed 97 sample sets,(More)
PURPOSE To compare pathological prognostic factors of small lung adenocarcinomas with findings of contrast-enhanced dynamic computed tomography (CT) scans. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 108 patients with lung adenocarcinomas ≤ 30 mm in diameter who underwent dynamic CT scans (80-96 ml of contrast material, 2.5-3 ml/s injection) and tumor resections.(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate doubling time (DT) differences among solid, part-solid (PS) and non-solid (NS) types of lung cancers. We also compared inter-observer differences in size measurements between diameter and three-dimensional (3D) volume measurements of lung cancers, including PS- and NS-type nodules, using 3D(More)
Three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) enables in vivo volumetry of total lung volume (TLV) and emphysematous low-attenuation volume (LAV) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We retrospectively investigated the correlation between preoperative 3D-CT volumetry and postoperative complications in lung cancer patients. We(More)
PURPOSE To compare left adrenal venous sampling (AVS) in two locations: the central adrenal vein and the common trunk. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 22 patients (12 men and 10 women; mean age, 50 y; range, 26-65 y) who were suspected of having primary aldosteronism (PA) and underwent successful AVS with cortisol concentration measurement and/or(More)
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