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The decision to repeat transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is based on correct evaluation of response to therapy. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), a quantitative parameter of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), can predict early HCC recurrence after TACE.(More)
UNLABELLED To investigate how surgical positions affect the severity and progress of hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation (OLV), we studied 33 adult patients undergoing right thoracotomy with left OLV. The patients were divided into three groups according to the positions during surgery as follows: the supine position (SP) group (n = 11), the left(More)
This study investigated the relationship between choline by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and late enhancement curves by dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (DMRI) in determining therapeutic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) among invasive breast cancer patients. Subjects comprised 21 women (22 breasts) with biopsy-confirmed invasive breast(More)
We have previously developed a new enzyme-targeting radiosensitization treatment named Kochi Oxydol-Radiation Therapy for Unresectable Carcinomas, Type II (KORTUC II), which markedly enhances radiotherapeutic effects on various types of locally advanced malignant neoplasms. KORTUC II was approved by our local ethics committee for use against various types(More)
We developed a new radiosensitization treatment using a hydrogen peroxide solution (Oxydol)-soaked gauze named KORTUC I (Kochi Oxydol-Radiation Therapy for Unresectable Carcinomas) for superficially exposed and unresectable neoplasms, such as malignant melanoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH), based on our experimental results which demonstrated(More)
Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast is of growing clinical significance. The purpose of this study was to identify the radiological imaging features for this type of breast carcinoma and the axillary lymph nodes. The study population consisted of 30 breast cancer patients (8 invasive micropapillary carcinomas and 22 other types of invasive(More)
Linear accelerator-based radiotherapy has little effect on tumors such as malignant melanoma, various types of sarcoma, and most locally-advanced neoplasms that have grown to several centimeters or more. These tumors contain many hypoxic cancer cells or large amounts of anti-oxidative enzymes, and are therefore resistant to low linear energy transfer(More)
Using a currently employed linear accelerator, our intent was to inactivate peroxidase/catalase in tumor tissue by the application of hydrogen peroxide, which is degraded to produce oxygen, thus re-oxygenizing the tumor tissue. In this way, we can convert radioresistant tumors into radiosensitive ones. On the basis of this strategy, we previously developed(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of mammography, ultrasonography, and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of intraductal spread of breast cancer following preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy. We evaluated a total of 168 areas of normal breast tissue outside the mass in 42 consecutive female patients with(More)
The diagnosis of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after breast-conserving therapy is of great interest to breast physicians. The present study compared the utility of gray-scale sonography standardized by a breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS) and power Doppler sonography for differentiating(More)