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OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of a new method of measuring the attenuation coefficient in the liver, which offers less variability of results than the conventional method. METHODS The attenuation coefficient was evaluated on the basis of the following equation with sound field correction: [log(M0 (z)) - tau(z)]. In our system, the attenuation(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether contrast ultrasonography can affect the sinusoidal cells and platelets of the liver by using ultrastructural analysis in vivo. METHODS Fifteen Wistar rats were placed into the following 5 groups of 3 rats each: 3 control groups comprising a sham operation group, a contrast agent injection-alone group, and an ultrasound(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection in breast cancer using contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with subareolar Sonazoid injection. The subjects were 20 breast cancer patients. General anesthesia was induced and 2 mL of Sonazoid was injected subareolarly. After massage of the injection site, the axillary(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to combine the use of ultrasound contrast agents with intraoperative ultrasound techniques to identify intraoperatively a patient's vascular anatomy, including feeding arteries and draining veins of an intracranial arteriovenous malformation (AVM). METHODS The authors examined 12 consecutive patients with AVMs that had(More)
We report a case of intussusception caused by a villous tumor of the ascending colon in an 82-year-old man. Abdominal sonography showed intussusception in the ascending colon, with a transverse scan demonstrating a multiple concentric ring sign. Color Doppler sonography showed blood flow signals in a mass, which was considered to be the lead point of the(More)
Ultrasound probes are usually in a direct contact with the skin when used for detecting pathologic abnormalities. The probe could be a vector of bacterial transmission, but there have been few studies on this topic.We have made such studies, briefly reviewing 1)the conditions governing a possible bacterial transmission by probe, 2) the deterioration of an(More)
Oxidized lipoproteins play important roles in the atherosclerotic processes. Oxidized lipoprotein(a) (oxLp(a)) may be more potent in atherosclerotic pathophysiology than native Lp(a), a cardiovascular disease-relevant lipoprotein. Increased blood glucose concentrations can induce oxidative modification of lipoproteins. The aim of this study was to(More)
Oxidized lipoprotein(a) (oxLp(a)) can be a more potent marker of atherogenesis than native Lp(a), although Lp(a) is considered to be a risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases. Limited clinical data are available regarding the significance of oxLp(a) in atherosclerotic manifestations. This study aimed to investigate the association between the serum oxLp(a)(More)