Koichiro Futatsuya

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the susceptibility change in medial and lateral globus pallidus (GPm and GPl) related to age separately, using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and to determine whether QSM can depict GPm in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. METHODS QSM was performed in 19 PD patients and in 41 normal control (NC)(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is a novel technique which allows determining the bulk magnetic susceptibility distribution of tissue in vivo from gradient echo magnetic resonance (MR) phase images. Our purpose was to evaluate if there is additional diagnostic value of QSM images in detecting the cortical gray matter(More)
PURPOSE In multiple sclerosis (MS), a juxtacortical lesion at the border between the gray matter (GM) and subcortical white matter (WM) may often involve the GM. A recently developed, phase-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique "phase difference enhanced imaging (PADRE)" can delineate the GM and WM clearly due to the difference in myelin(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) can be employed to detect abnormalities within normal-appearing basal ganglia on conventional MRI in patients with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). METHODS For 33 SLE patients (13 NPSLE and 20 non-NPSLE patients) and 23 age/sex-matched controls, two radiologists(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared the precentral gyri (PG) on the PADRE of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and healthy subjects (HSs) in order to determine whether it is possible to discriminate between ALS patients and HSs on an individual basis. METHODS First, two radiologists reviewed the appearance of the normal PG and that of ALS patients on(More)
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