Naomichi Tamaru

Learn More
To compare radial volumetric imaging breath-hold examination with k-space weighted image contrast reconstruction (r-VIBE-KWIC) to Cartesian VIBE (c-VIBE) in arterial phase dynamic gadoxetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) of the liver. We reviewed 53 consecutive DCE-MRI studies performed on a 3-T unit using c-VIBE and 53(More)
To investigate the superiority of radial volumetric breath-hold examination (r-VIBE) with k-space weighted image contrast reconstruction (KWIC) over Cartesian VIBE (c-VIBE) for reducing motion artefacts. We acquired r-VIBE-KWIC and c-VIBE images in 10 healthy volunteers. Each acquisition lasted 24 seconds. The volunteers held their breath for decreasing(More)
Tramadol is an atypical opioid analgesic widely used in small animal practice. This study was designed to determine the effect of a single intravenous (IV) dose of tramadol on the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of sevoflurane in dogs. Six beagle dogs were anesthetized twice to determine the sevoflurane MAC with or without an administration of tramadol(More)
A 31-year-old woman developed severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) after exogenous gonadotropin stimulation for an in vitro fertilization program. Because of refusal of invasive monitoring, thoracic electrical bioimpedance (TEB) was performed to evaluate cardiac function and volume status. TEB pointed out decreased cardiac output (CO: 4.23(More)
Growth of the fetal lung has been monitored by left lung area (LLA), right lung area (RLA), and total lung area (TLA) from 14 to 41 weeks menstrual age in 116 normal Japanese fetuses. Growth of the fetal heart and chest has also been monitored by heart area (HA) and chest area (CA), respectively. Growth curves for these parameters have been determined by(More)
The data reliability of a 90-mm flexible optical disk system with a phase-change rewritable disk is studied through accelerated tests of dust density for fabrication of low-cost, reliable flexible optical disks. A simple dust generator composed of a small loud speaker creates an extremely dusty environment in a chamber, with a dust density several times(More)
A disk-supporting mechanism for a high-capacity 90-mm (3.5-in) flexible optical-disk system is studied for low-cost recording media and small drives. The mechanical characteristics are analyzed by a simple calculation of dynamic air pressure generated by pocket thrust bearings and by measurements of disk vibrations. The flexible disk rotates stably,(More)
Cardiovascular effects of tramadol were evaluated in dogs anesthetized with sevoflurane. Six beagle dogs were anesthetized twice at 7 days interval. The minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of sevoflurane was earlier determined in each dog. The dogs were then anesthetized with sevoflurane at 1.3 times of predetermined individual MAC and cardiovascular(More)
  • 1