Naoyuki Watanabe

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a significant advance in cancer imaging with great potential for optimizing radiation therapy (RT) treatment planning and thereby improving outcomes for patients. The use of PET and PET/CT in RT planning was reviewed by an international panel. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized two synchronized and(More)
In the era when positron emission tomography (PET) seems to constitute the most advanced application of nuclear medicine imaging, still the conventional procedure of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is far from being obsolete, especially if combined with computed tomography (CT). In fact, this dual modality imaging technique (SPECT/CT)(More)
The last decade has seen a changing pattern of utilization of multidetector CT (MDCT) versus lung perfusion scintigraphy in the investigation of pulmonary venous thromboembolism (VTE). In response to this the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) determined that the subject required an overview. The IAEA has invited a group of five specialists in the(More)
UNLABELLED Auger electrons can create breaks in nucleic acids, giving them possible therapeutic utility. We investigated the therapeutic effect of Auger electrons emitted by 111In-labeled phosphorothioate antisense oligonucleotides on human neuroblastoma cells in which N-myc was overexpressed. METHODS Human SK-N-DZ neuroblastoma cells (5 x 10(6) cells)(More)
The efficacy of diethylenetriaminepentaacetate calcium trisodium (CaNa(3)DTPA) in a dose of 34.7 micromol kg(-1) as a function of its route of administration was investigated in rats with a puncture wound contaminated by (90)Y-chloride at a concentration of 2.55 MBq kg(-1). Approximately 60% of (90)Y-chloride at a puncture wound was absorbed into the body(More)
It has been recognized that magnetic reconnection process is of great importance in high-energy astrophysics. We develop a new two-dimensional relativistic resistive magnetohydrodynamic (RMHD) code, and carry out numerical simulations of magnetic reconnection. We find that outflow velocity reaches Alfvén velocity in the inflow region, and that higher Alfvén(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) were performed in an 8-year-old, spayed female cat with chronic effort respiration at the inspiration phase and stertor. Increased bone opacity in the areas of the head, neck and thorax were observed on radiography. MR images showed no signal intensity on both transverse T1WI and T2WI of the nasal cavity.(More)
BACKGROUND Large-shunt ventricular septal defect (VSD) infants manifest varied serious symptoms resulting from peripheral arterial constriction to compensate for increased pulmonary blood flow (Qp) and concomitantly decreased systemic blood flow (Qs). The aim of the present paper was therefore to estimate the whole arterial space proximal to arterioles as(More)