Norihiro Ohnari

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PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of cone-beam volume computed tomography (CT) (cone-beam CT) with use of flat panel detectors of the direct conversion type in conjunction with conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-nine consecutive(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the visibility of the normal subthalamic nucleus (STN) between fast spin-echo T2-weighted (FSE T2-W) images and fast short inversion time inversion-recovery (FSTIR) images, and to assess the age-related changes of the STN at 3.0 T. We evaluated high-resolution FSE T2-W and FSTIR images in 24 neurologically normal(More)
The objective of this study is to compare the detectability of brain metastases at 3T among three contrast-enhanced sequences, spin-echo (SE) sequence, inversion recovery fast SE (IR-FSE) sequence (both with section thickness of 6 mm), and three-dimensional fast spoiled gradient-echo (3D fast SPGR) sequence with 1.4 mm isotropic voxel. First, phantom(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the prophylactic effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy for radiation-induced brain injury in patients with brain metastasis treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). METHODS AND MATERIALS The data of 78 patients presenting with 101 brain metastases treated with SRS between October 1994 and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The development of flat panel detectors (FPDs) has made cone-beam CT feasible for practical use in a clinical setting. Our purpose was to assess the usefulness of cone-beam CT using the FPD in conjunction with conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for performing superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy for head and neck(More)
BACKGROUND From a surgical perspective, presurgical prediction of meningioma consistency is beneficial. PURPOSE To quantitatively analyze the correlation between the magnetic resonance (MR) signal intensity (SI) or apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and meningioma consistency and to determine which MR sequence could help predicting hard meningiomas. (More)
We compared the signal intensity of motor and sensory cortices on T2-weighted and FLAIR images obtained at 3T and 1.5T. MR images of 101 consecutive neurologically normal patients who underwent both 1.5T and 3T MRI were retrospectively evaluated. The signal intensities of motor and sensory cortices were analyzed both visually and quantitatively in(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether statistical analyses of quantitative MR imaging data, including morphological changes, mean diffusivity (MD), and fractional anisotropy (FA), could provide useful biomarkers in early stage of first-episode schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three patients, who met all the criteria in the DSM-IV-TR category for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Optimal tube voltage and tube current settings are not well established. The purpose of our study was to investigate the image quality on 3D CT angiograms of the brain at various kilovoltage settings by evaluating the depiction of simulated intracranial lesions by using a vascular phantom. MATERIALS AND METHODS An anthropomorphic(More)
To propose a new classification for ecchordosis physaliphora (EP) using fast imaging employing steady-state acquisition (FIESTA). We evaluated 974 consecutive patients and selected for further study 78 (8.0 %) who manifested an excrescence on the dorsal surface of the clivus (DSC) and/or clivus lesions. Lesions were defined as “classical EP” when they(More)