Nobumaro Ihara

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PURPOSE The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate the usefulness of diffusion-weighted half-Fourier single-shot turbo spin echo (DW-HASTE) imaging in differentiating invasive ductal carcinoma from fibroadenoma. METHOD The DW-HASTE imaging was performed in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma (n = 16) and fibroadenoma (n = 6). Images were(More)
Fat necrosis is a benign nonsuppurative inflammatory process of adipose tissue. Occasionally fat necrosis may mimic a breast cancer clinically, mammographically, and sonographically. There have been some previous reports on the MR imaging of the fat necrosis. In some MR findings of fat necrosis, it was difficult to distinguish it from malignant lesions. We(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Three-dimensional time-of-flight MR angiography (3D TOF MRA) often discloses prominent posterior cerebral artery (PCA) laterality in the setting of M1-segment middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. We sought to analyze the implications of prominent PCA laterality at 3D TOF MRA. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 3D TOF MRA and(More)
A 65-year-old man with small cell lung cancer treated with two courses of chemotherapy manifested appetite loss and abdominal distention 10 days before admission. Helical CT scanning of the abdomen and pelvis disclosed marked hepatomegaly without any visible nodular lesion in the hepatic parenchyma. He died of severe liver dysfunction with multiorgan(More)
We describe the clinical features of calcifying tendonitis in the medial head of gastrocnemius in three elderly female patients. The presenting symptom was chronic pain in the posteromedial area of the knee in two patients and acute pain in the back of the knee in one. All had limitation of movement of the knee and marked tenderness in the region of the(More)
AIM We estimated the usefulness of our new scale to rate medial temporal atrophy with short inversion time inversion recovery images. METHODS Alzheimer's disease (AD) subjects (n= 34) and non-demented subjects (n= 19) were recruited for this study. First, coronal short inversion time inversion recovery images were scanned vertical to the long axis of(More)
BACKGROUND Allergen avoidance is recommended when treating atopic asthma. OBJECTIVES Soft toys are often kept in close proximity to children and may serve as a source of exposure. Due to the potential danger from the mite allergen content of these toys, Der 1 from toys was measured. METHODS We quantified the level of Der 1 (Der p 1 + Der f 1) in both 30(More)
Imaging findings of hepatic lesions of visceral larva migrans are reported. A 44-year-old man presented with chills, eruptions, marked leukocytosis (31,400/microlitter), and eosinophilia (eosinophil, 72%). Multiple liver nodules were detected as low-density lesions on computed tomography (CT). They were visualized as high signal intensity lesions on(More)
The effect of the new substituted benzimidazole proton pump inhibitor, lansoprazole, on pharmacokinetics and metabolism of theophylline has been studied in healthy adults given oral lansoprazole 30 mg once daily for 11 days. On Days 4 and 11 of 300 mg aminophylline was simultaneously administered orally and blood samples for theophylline analysis were taken(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe the cause-specific survival rate, local control rate, salvage rate of neck metastasis, and post-treatment eating and speaking conditions for stage III mobile tongue squamous cell carcinomas and its subgroups. Between 1968 and 1999, 117 previously untreated patients with stage III mobile tongue carcinomas underwent(More)