Motomichi Sakata

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Most arterial spin labeling techniques apply the constant post-labeling delay time after the blood-labeling time point on the target artery. As the hemodynamic status cannot be estimated in each patient, quantitative values of the blood flow may not be accurate. To overcome this problem, we performed renal perfusion imaging of human kidneys using(More)
Electrodes are surgically implanted into the subthalamic nucleus (STN) of Parkinson's disease patients to provide deep brain stimulation. For ensuring correct positioning, the anatomic location of the STN must be determined preoperatively. Magnetic resonance imaging has been used for pinpointing the location of the STN. To identify the optimal imaging(More)
The in vivo measurement of oxygen in tissues is of great interest because of oxygen's fundamental role in life. Many methods have been developed for such measurement, but all have been limited, especially with regard to repeated measurement, degree of invasiveness, and sensitivity. We describe electron spin resonance (ESR) oximetry with paramagnetic(More)
A system combining electron spin resonance imaging (ESRI) with another imaging modality capable of enabling visualization of the distribution of bioradicals on an anatomical map of the specimens would be a superior biomedical imaging system. We describe the development of an ESR/MR dual-imaging system with one permanent magnet and the biomedical(More)
Preoperative visualization of pancreaticoduodenal arcades and the dorsal pancreatic artery, which supply the pancreatic head and body, is crucial to surgeons, who must guard against ligation or injury during pancreatic surgery. The peripancreatic arteries now can be noninvasively displayed using three-dimensional CT angiographic techniques (3D CTA) so that(More)
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, particularly heart failure. Abdominal obesity is commonly assessed by measurement of the waist circumference, which exhibits a positive correlation with the visceral fat area measured on computed tomography (CT). CT is an excellent technique for measurement of(More)
The objective of our study was to optimize magnetic resonance image (MRI) sequences and parameters using operative assisted images (three-dimensional images) for radical prostatectomy at 3 tesla (T) MRI. Five healthy volunteers underwent MRI on the 3.0 T scanner. Various sequences and parameters [Cube (TE/TR = 18, 50, 90 ms/2000 ms), FIESTA (TE/TR/FA = 2.4(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the suitability of Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT) to generate high-resolution images of intracochlear electrode arrays, in situ, with sufficient anatomic and electrode detail to relate the location of individual electrode contacts to important anatomic landmarks in cat cadaveric temporal bones. The ultimate objective is to(More)
The purpose of this study was to optimize scan parameters for evaluation of carotid plaque characteristics by k-space trajectory (radial scan method), using a custom-made carotid plaque phantom. The phantom was composed of simulated sternocleidomastoid muscle and four types of carotid plaque. The effect of chemical shift artifact was compared using T1(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of the number of two-dimensional (2D) images and x-ray projection angles on the resolution of reconstructed three-dimensional (3D) volumes of intracochlear electrode arrays in cadaveric cat temporal bones using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT). DESIGN Multiple 2D radiographs (basis images (BI)) of implanted(More)