Masanori Ishida

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact on image quality of three different image reconstruction techniques in the cervicothoracic region: model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR), adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR), and filtered back projection (FBP). METHODS Forty-four patients underwent unenhanced standard-of-care clinical computed(More)
Computed tomography (CT) is widely used in postmortem investigations as an adjunct to the traditional autopsy in forensic medicine. To date, several studies have described postmortem CT findings as being caused by normal postmortem changes. However, on interpretation, postmortem CT findings that are seemingly due to normal postmortem changes initially, may(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the brain by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) versus antemortem computed tomography (AMCT) using brains from the same patients. We studied 36 nontraumatic subjects who underwent AMCT, PMCT, and pathological autopsy in our hospital between April 2009 and December 2013. PMCT was performed within 20 h after death,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate postmortem changes of the aorta on postmortem computed tomography (CT) in comparison with those on antemortem CT obtained in the same patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 57 consecutive patients who had undergone antemortem CT, postmortem CT, and pathological autopsy in our tertiary care hospital between April 2009 and(More)
We report a very rare case of the right renal artery originating from the thoracic aorta. A 37-year-old man visited our hospital for follow-up regarding a gallbladder polyp that had been detected incidentally via ultrasonography as part of a clinical survey. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed incidentally that the right renal artery originated(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the occurrence of intravascular gas in the liver, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) in cases of non-traumatic in-hospital deaths and elucidate the relationship between the PMCT data and clinical information or autopsy results. METHODS The study included 45 cadavers of patients who died while(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate hypostasis in the heart and great vessels (HHGV) by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) in cases of non-traumatic in-hospital deaths and to analyze relationships between clarity of HHGV and antemortem blood markers. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 31 cadavers of patients who died while(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the radiographic features of the thyroid on postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). METHODS We studied the bodies of 32 subjects who had been treated and subsequently died in our tertiary care hospital between April and December 2009. The thyroids were imaged by antemortem computed tomography (AMCT), PMCT, and examined by conventional(More)
To evaluate radiographic features of endotracheal/endobronchial fluid in the airway (FA) observed on postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). We studied 164 subjects who died at our hospital between April 2009 and September 2012. Fluid in the airway was considered positive when fluid was identified in the lumen of 1 of the 2 main bronchi in continuity with a(More)
We aimed to confirm whether postmortem adrenal volumetric changes occur by measuring adrenal volumes on computed tomography (CT). Fifty-five adrenal glands from 28 subjects who died were included. All subjects underwent antemortem CT (AMCT) and postmortem CT (PMCT) within 94-1,191 min after death, followed by conventional autopsy. CT volumetry was performed(More)