Masahiro Tanabe

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in the degrees of contrast enhancement effects of small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) in patients with cirrhosis between helical computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging during multiphasic contrast-enhanced dynamic imaging and to determine the diagnostic value of MR imaging(More)
Purpose To determine the proportion of untreated Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) version 2014 category 2, 3, and 4 observations that progress, remain stable, or decrease in category and to compare the cumulative incidence of progression in category. Materials and Methods In this retrospective, longitudinal, single-center, HIPAA-compliant,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the degree of tumor enhancement seen on computed tomography (CT) during hepatic arteriography (CT/HA) performed before transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) versus that determined based on the accumulation of iodized oil seen on CT images obtained after TACE in patients with hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic capability of breath-hold, multisection fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) imaging using a half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) sequence in combination with T2-weighted fast spin-echo (FSE) magnetic resonance (MR) sequences for small hepatic lesions found on CT in patients with malignancy.(More)
To elucidate the development of bone metastasis in human neuroblastoma, bone marrow and bone metastases were analysed histologically in a hematogeneous metastasis model of murine neuroblastoma. The bone marrow metastasis occurred initially in the bone marrow sinusoid where tumor cells adhered and extravasated to bone marrow parenchyma, resulting in the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with head and neck cancer frequently require gastrostomy feeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy with push-type gastrostomy tubes using a rupture-free balloon (RFB) catheter under computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopic guidance in patients with head and neck(More)
OBJECTIVE Eighteen healthy persons underwent unenhanced MR angiography with a breath-hold ECG-synchronized 3D half-Fourier fast spin-echo technique to evaluate the visibility of the portal vein and its branches. CONCLUSION Our results indicated that unenhanced MR angiography with a singlebreath-hold ECG-synchronized 3D half-Fourier fast spin-echo sequence(More)
A 68-year-old Japanese male with a five-year-history of lung carcinoma showed recurrent blisters and erosions on the oral and genital mucosae and the skin. The patient complained of dyspnea due to severe laryngeal stenosis and underwent a tracheostomy. A skin biopsy specimen showed a subepidermal blister and linear deposits of IgG and C3 at the basement(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the difference in the caliber of cisterna chyli between patients with and without portal hypertension on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to assess the alteration of the caliber of cisterna chyli related to contraction waves during serial T2-weighted MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 177 patients with and without(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of subtracted MR images from two sets of unenhanced three-dimensional (3D) MR angiography data (tag-on and tag-off images) acquired simultaneously during a single breath-hold in assessing the intraportal venous flow distribution to the distal branches from the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and the splenic vein (SpV). (More)