Masahiko Mitani

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A 58-year-old male liver cirrhosis patient, who had a history of recurrent hepatic encephalopathy, was admitted to our hospital because of clouding of consciousness. He had an episode of recent head trauma. On admission, he was drowsy and exhibited flapping tremor, fetor hepaticus and ascites. Laboratory data showed an increase in blood ammonia level, and a(More)
PURPOSE Evaluating the status of disease progression is critical for planning a therapeutic strategy for esophageal cancer. In this regard, F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-labeled positron emission tomography (PET) is one of the most useful diagnostic modalities. However, there is room to improve its diagnostic performance, such as distinguishing lymph nodal(More)
PURPOSE In dynamic liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, there are problems with misregistration when subtraction images are processed. For reduction of the misregistration, a functional residual capacity (FRC) phase breath-hold (FRC B-H) method was used. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty patients (32 males and 28 females, aged 33-85 years, median age(More)
We report a case of successful thromobolytic therapy in a patient with cerebral embolism during angiography. A 57 year-old male lost his consciousness during angiography. His neurologic symptoms were semi-comatose and right oculomotor palsy. According to these symptoms, we estimated the lesion in the right midbrain. Immediately after we denied a cerebral(More)
PURPOSE During acquisition of rapid high resolution (HR) T2 weighted (T2W) liver magnetic resonance (MR) images using a 1.0-Tesla (T) scanner, the liver is segmented into odd and even sections that are acquired at two different times using the multi-breath-hold (MBH) strategy. Misalignment between the two breath-hold (B-H) images may result in the(More)
We recorded the intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials directly from the upper cervical cord and medulla in a patient with an intrinsic tumor at the region of the cervicomedullary junction. The killed end potential, a large positive potential, was obtained at the caudal end of the tumor. This type of potential occurs when an impulse approaches but(More)
MR angiography (MRA) of the thorax was evaluated in six healthy volunteers and 48 patients with an intrathoracic mass potentially infiltrating to the superior vena cava and/or its major branches. It was also compared with CT, spin echo MRI and X-ray venography. Three methods were used for MRA: sequential 2D-TOF MRA with presaturation band over the heart,(More)
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