Minoru Sakama

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of in vivo quantitative proton MR spectroscopy (MRS) by repeated-measure analysis of variance and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) including assessment of both inter- and intrasubject variation. METHODS The concentration of metabolites was quantified using long-TR and short-TE(More)
Fluoride complexation of element 104, rutherfordium (Rf), produced in the 248Cm(18O,5n)261Rf reaction has been studied by anion-exchange chromatography on an atom-at-a-time scale. The anion-exchange chromatographic behavior of Rf was investigated in 1.9-13.9 M hydrofluoric acid together with those of the group-4 elements Zr and Hf produced in the(More)
This is a report on a case of carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome (CDGS) with neurological deficits. Magnetic resonance (MR) images showed remarkable atrophy of the cerebellum and brainstem, and hypointensity was seen in the pallidum on diffusion-weighted images (DWI), suggesting deposits of metal substances. In the cerebellum, proton MR(More)
PURPOSE Our purposes were to establish suitable conditions for proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to measure dynamic changes in alcohol concentration in the human brain, to evaluate these changes, and to compare the findings with data from analysis of breath vapor and blood samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 4 healthy volunteers (mean(More)
On April 9 2015, the Letter article titled "Measurement of the first ionization potential of lawrencium, element 103" is now published at News and Views on Nature (2015) which has been performed by our remarkably Japanese colleagues of nuclear and radiochemistry at JAEA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency). In this review, the author will state that the isotope(More)
Although iron is an essential trace metal, its presence in excess causes oxidative stress in the human body. Recent studies have indicated that iron storage is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dietary iron restriction or iron chelation ameliorates symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mouse models. However, whether iron content in the body changes with(More)
Following the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident, the Japanese government created two supplemental texts about radiation reflecting the accident for elementary, middle school, and high school students. These texts were made to explain radiation and consequently to obtain public consent for the continuation of the nuclear program. The present study aimed(More)
The low-level radioactivity of a (68)Ge/(68)Ga generator is a suitable tool for measuring radioactive growth and decay after (68)Ga milking due to their desirable nuclear decay properties, such as the EC decay of (68)Ge with no γ-ray emission andthe β(+) decay of (68)Ga with a weak γ-ray emission. To experience andund erstandrad ioactive equilibrium during(More)
An application of sequential automated SPE separation equipment coupled to the quadrupole-based ICPMS instrumentation with a dynamic reaction cell such as a screening test system of (90)Sr and Pu isotopes in environmental samples was developed in this work. So far, during the course of a large number of reports as to various specific radioactivities in(More)
Although the accumulation and distribution of metals from metallic orthodontic appliances in the oral mucosa have been studied extensively, they remain unclear because their concentration is quite low. In this study, metal specimens (Ni, Ni-Ti, and Co-Cr) were sutured in the unilateral oral mucosa of rats, and the distribution of the eluted elements in the(More)
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