Masamitsu Hatakenaka

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PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for the differential diagnosis of breast tumors and to determine the relation between ADC and tumor cellularity. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-six female patients (age range, 17-83 years; average age, 51.7 years) with 140 histologically proven breast tumors underwent(More)
PURPOSE To determine the value of adding diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to dynamic contrast material-enhanced MR imaging when distinguishing between benign and malignant parotid tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and the informed consent requirement was waived.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a combination of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) in characterization of lesions showing non-mass-like enhancement on breast MR imaging and to find the strongest discriminators between carcinoma and benignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed consecutive(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to evaluate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of a primary lesion correlates with local failure in primary head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively studied 38 patients with primary HNSCC (12 oropharynx, 20(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a combination of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) in characterization of enhanced mass on breast MR imaging and to find the strongest discriminators between carcinoma and benignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed consecutive breast MR images in 270(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the application of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values calculated from diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) (b value = 1500 s/mm(2)) in the breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS). METHODS For 104 cases of breast lesions with definitive histology diagnosis (45 benign cases, 59 malignant cases) in which breast(More)
The purpose of the study was to compare observer performance in the detection of masses and microcalcifications of breast cancer among hard-copy reading and soft-copy readings using 3-megapixel (3M) and 5-megapixel (5M) liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. For the microcalcification detection test, we prepared 100 mammograms: 40 surgically verified cancer(More)
Accepted: 27 September 2002 Published online: 13 February 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 Sir, We report a case of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) resembling gallbladder carcinoma in which the correct diagnosis was suggested by using chemical-shift gradientecho MR imaging (CSI). An 80-year-old man presented with nausea and loss of appetite. Physical(More)
To compare the detectability of non-palpable breast cancer in asymptomatic women by using mammography (MMG), dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI) and unenhanced MR imaging with combined diffusion-weighted and T2-weighted images (DWI + T2WI). Forty-two lesions in 42 patients with non-palpable breast cancer in asymptomatic women were enrolled. For(More)