Masayuki Kudo

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BACKGROUND In a previous study the adjusted thresholds at which the diameters of coronary arteries determined by enhanced electron-beam computed tomography (CT) scans are equal to the corresponding quantitative coronary angiography measurements were analyzed, and their correlation with maximum CT values for the vessel short axes was determined. A rapid(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic impact of varying slice thickness on multidetector CT to optimize detection of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-three patients with 87 hypervascular hepatocellular carcinomas (diameter: range, 3-80 mm; mean, 22 mm) and 19 patients with either chronic(More)
This study assessed the utility of CT perfusion for quantitative assessment of liver function and fibrosis. Tissue blood flow (TBF), tissue blood volume (TBV), mean transit time (MTT) and hepatic arterial fraction (HAF) were measured with CT perfusion using the deconvolution algorithm in 38 patients with chronic liver diseases and 10 patients without liver(More)
Chick embryos from stage 15 to stage 18, which is the most frequent extravasation period, were investigated by means of serial sections and light microscopy in order to learn the detailed relationship between the settlement sites of the primordial germ cells (PGCs) and the forming genital ridge. PGCs circulating in the vascular system came out of the small(More)
PURPOSE To determine by using multi-detector row computed tomography (CT), in a triphasic hepatic dynamic study, which included single breath-hold dual-arterial phase acquisition, the accuracy and frequency of visualization of the small hepatic arterial and portal venous anatomy with angiographic correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 62 patients, pre- and(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare measurements of hepatic tissue blood flow (TBF) calculated by xenon and perfusion CT. Seven patients with normal liver and eight with chronic liver disease underwent both xenon and perfusion CT. During xenon CT examinations, serial abdominal CT scans were obtained every minute before and during 4 min of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), using multi-row detector CT (MDCT) with a model-based deconvolution method. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS: Fifteen normal subjects with normal coronary arteries and 26 patients with AMI after reperfusion therapy(More)
PURPOSE There has been one report that tissue blood flow (TBF) quantification with xenon CT was effective in predicting the therapeutic response to an anticancer drug in pancreatic cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the TBF of pancreatic tumors calculated with xenon CT and those with perfusion CT, in order to evaluate(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the image quality of both standard- and reduced-dose computed tomography (CT) by comparing multidetector CT with garnet-based detectors with multidetector CT with conventional detectors. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the internal ethics review board. Informed consent was obtained. Eleven cadaveric lungs inflated and(More)