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This study aimed to evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearances of 11 gastrointestinal stromal tumors in the abdomen and pelvis and compared them with some histological findings. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor showed nonhomogeneous signal intensity and included hemorrhage in large tumors. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors showed a wide variety of(More)
The collapsed maxillary alveolar arch in bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) patients was quantitatively evaluated by three dimensional analysis. Materials were consisted of alveolar models taken from 15 Japanese boys (11 years old) with BCLP. The findings obtained were as follows: 1. Examination of the alveolar displacement in individual BCLP patients(More)
Primary small cell carcinoma of the breast is a rare breast cancer. We report two cases of this entity showing a non-mass-like pattern on multimodality images and histopathology. Both women presented with a breast mass, and one had axillary lymphadenopathy. Both cases revealed fine calcification on mammography (MMG) and an irregularly shaped, hypoechoic(More)
PURPOSE To determine the appropriate rate of fat-suppression pulses (using spec IR-spectral selective inversion recovery) for fat-suppressed 3D magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with an elliptical centric view order. MATERIALS AND METHODS In abdominal 3D fast spoiled gradient echo (fast SPGR) with an elliptical centric view order, the spec IR pulse(More)
We experienced a very rare case of occult breast lobular carcinoma with numerous circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood. The diagnosis was very difficult because there were no symptoms of breast cancer and the preceding chief complaints such as general fatigue and weight loss or abnormality of peripheral blood findings were suggestive of a(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of contrast-enhanced fat-saturated three-dimensional steady-state free precession (FIESTA) imaging for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) portography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Contrast-enhanced fat-saturated three-dimensional fast spoiled gradient-echo (SPGR) and FIESTA were performed as MR portography. In 10 cases,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of centrally fat-saturated three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) angiography of the abdomen using an elliptical centric view order and selective placement of fat-saturation pulses in the central 30% portion of the k-space in terms of fat signal reduction, image contrast of post-contrast images, and breath-holding time.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To accurately quantify liver function using gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MR imaging. METHODOLOGY A total of 105 patients with suspicion of a hepatic tumor (Child–Pugh scores: 5 in 56, 6 in 26, 7 in 20, and 8 in 3) who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR imaging and an indocyanine green(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to use MRI to show the cardiac morphology and function of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy after percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation. CONCLUSION Black blood T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced fast inversion recovery gradient-echo images displayed ablated septal myocardium until(More)
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