Misako Murakami

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Several cervical spine braces and orthoses were evaluated for their compatibility with imaging in the MR scanner. Nine such devices were investigated: EXO cervical collar, Philadelphia collar, S.O.M.I. cervical orthosis, Guilford cervical orthosis, modified Guilford cervical orthosis, PMT halo cervical orthosis, modified PMT halo cervical orthosis, Bremer(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this phase I trial of S-1 chemotherapy in combination with pelvic radiotherapy for locally recurrent rectal cancer was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), recommended dose (RD), and dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) of S-1. METHODS We enrolled 9 patients between April 2005 and March 2009. Radiotherapy (total dose, 60 Gy in(More)
BACKGROUND To clarify how a multidisciplinary cancer board (CB) influences treatment decisions. METHODS From March 2010 to June 2011, a total of 475 cases were discussed at our CB and the minutes of the board were reviewed for this study. RESULTS Of the 475 patients, minor changes in treatment methods were made in 42 patients (9 %) and major changes(More)
We have presented the case of a neonate with bilateral cystic renal dysplasia and normal pulmonary development, in whom technetium Tc 99m succimer scintigraphy demonstrated absence of normal renal cortical tubular tissue and correctly predicted that life-sustaining renal function would not occur. Since renal uptake of this radioactive agent depends on the(More)
INTRODUCTION Many patients with endometriosis are treated with medication or by surgical approaches. However, a small number of patients do not respond to medication and are inoperable because of comorbidities. This case report shows the effectiveness of radiotherapy for refractory endometriosis and includes a time series of serum estradiol levels. CASE(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this prospective study was to clarify whether reducing the incidence of perivenous artifacts through craniocaudal scanning improves the quality of 64-multidetecter computed tomography (MDCT) angiography images of the whole carotid artery. METHODS Forty patients underwent MDCT angiography in the caudocranial (n=20) or craniocaudal(More)
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