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To evaluate the value of ultrasound (US)-guided core-needle biopsy (CNB) for peripheral intrathoracic and mediastinal lesions. Fourteen patients who had intrathoracic or mediastinal lesions underwent US-guided CNB with 17- or 18-gauge needles. The lesions in this study were seven cases of lung carcinomas including four cases of adenocarcinomas and three(More)
The reactions of stable cyclic dialkylgermylene 2 and dialkylstannylene 3 with 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyl-1-oxy (TEMPO) radical (2 equiv) gave the corresponding 1:2 adducts 4 and 5, respectively, which were characterized by NMR, MS, and X-ray analyses. The kinetics of the stepwise addition of two TEMPO molecules to germylene 2 revealed that the initial(More)
Vertical electronic transition energies of diaminosilylenes and their dimers (disilenes and nitrogen-bridged) were investigated by ab initio and density functional calculations. A good linear correlation was found between the observed UV transition energies of various silylenes and disilenes and those of model compounds calculated using the CIS and TD–DFT(More)
We are proposing a method to accurately measure renal activity in renography using Tc-99m labeled tracers. This method uses a conjugate-view image and transmission data for attenuation correction, the triple energy window (TEW) method for scatter correction, and background correction techniques that consider the source volume for accurate background(More)
The first intermolecular reactions of the excited state of a silicon divalent compound (silylene) with benzene derivatives were discovered. Typically, when a benzene solution of an isolable silylene is irradiated with light of wavelengths longer than 420 nm at room temperature, the corresponding silacyclohepta-2,4,6-triene (silepin) is yielded(More)
Carbon chemistry exhibits a rich variety in bonding patterns, with homo- or heteronuclear multiple bonds involving sp-hybridized carbon atoms as found in molecules such as acetylenes, nitriles, allenes and carbon dioxide. Carbon's heavier homologues in group 14 of the periodic table--including silicon, germanium and tin--were long thought incapable of(More)
The first dialkyl-substituted silicon-chalcogen doubly bonded compounds [R2Si=X; R2=1,1,4,4-tetrakis(trimethylsilyl)butane-1,4-diyl, X = S (4), Se (5), and Te (6)]were synthesized by the reactions of an isolable dialkylsilylene R2Si: (3) with phosphine sulfide, elemental selenium, and elemental tellurium, respectively. Systematic changes of characteristics(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluates not only the clinical usefulness but also the problems in attenuation correction for thallium-201 (Tl-201) myocardial SPECT by means of simultaneous transmission and emission data acquisition in the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS A three-detector SPECT system equipped with a Tc-99m line source and fan-beam(More)
In contrast to carbon, silicon does not readily form double bonds, and compounds containing silicon-silicon double bonds can usually be stabilized only by protection with bulky substituents. We have isolated a silicon analog of spiropentadiene 1, a carbon double-ring compound that has not been isolated to date. In the crystal structure of(More)