Koichiro Futatsuya

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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. QSM was performed in 19 PD patients and in 41 normal control (NC) subjects. First, we(More)
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). For 33 SLE patients (13 NPSLE and 20 non-NPSLE patients) and 23 age/sex-matched controls, two radiologists independently(More)
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. First, two radiologists reviewed the appearance of the normal PG and that of ALS patients on PADRE in a non-blinded(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Many patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) manifest the recurrence of new brain lesions on follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. We assessed whether the initial MRI findings help to predict the subsequent development of brain lesions in patients with SLE. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled 64 patients with(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)
Although measurement and management of angiographic entrance skin dose (ESD) are deemed extremely important, accurate determination of maximum ESD and its location is generally difficult because of the dependence on therapeutic technique and position. Following our development of body-mounted gear bearing radiophotoluminescence glass dosimeter (RPLD) arrays(More)
Background The white matter in the Heschl's gyrus (HG-WM) may appear differently to the other gyri on phase difference enhanced imaging (PADRE), which can enhance the myelin density. Purpose To evaluate the signal intensity (SI) of HG-WM using the PADRE technique and to compare the images with susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI)-like images. Material and(More)
PURPOSE The medial medullary lamina (MML) separates the medial globus pallidus (GPm) from the lateral. The aim of this study was to assess the changes in appearance of MML related to age using the phase difference-enhanced (PADRE) imaging and to determine whether PADRE can depict the MML in the patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE: Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and R2* mapping were compared to discriminate between patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and controls and assessed the diagnostic accuracy of the two imaging techniques. METHODS: Our institutional review board approved this study. The study population consisted of 21 PD patients and 21 ageand(More)
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