Seiji Iwamoto

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To retrospectively evaluate the toxicity of concurrent weekly cisplatin and radiation therapy (RT) for locally advanced cervical cancer. Between April 2001 and December 2004, 21 consecutive previously untreated patients with locally advanced cervical cancer were treated with concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) at the Tokushima University Hospital.(More)
PURPOSE T1-Cube (GE HealthCare) is a relatively new 3-dimensional (3D) fast spin-echo (FSE)-based magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequence that uses a variable flip angle to acquire gap-free volume scans. We compared the gadolinium enhancement characteristics of a heterogeneous population of brain tumors imaged by T1-Cube and then 3D fast spoiled gradient(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the findings of Thallium-201 chloride ((201)TlCl) scintigraphy and consider how to use this technique to evaluate the character of soft tissue lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled 91 consecutive patients (45 males and 46 females, age range 8-91-years-old). Nineteen patients were malignant and 72 were benign. Patients were scanned(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological uptake pattern of (18)F-FDG in the left ventricular myocardium of patients under preparation for tumor FDG-PET. PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled 188 patients without cardiac disease. The accumulation patterns were classified as either 'none', 'diffuse', 'focal' or 'focal on diffuse'. When(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlations between F-18 FDG uptake imaged with PET/CT and pathological findings in soft tissue lesions. METHODS Fifty-four soft tissue lesions in 47 patients were evaluated. The correlations between the degree of FDG uptake, pathological type and grade, and MRI signal intensity and/or enhancement pattern were evaluated. Tumor(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and adverse events of combination chemotherapy with oral S-1 administration following docetaxel (DOC) treatment by superselective intra-arterial infusion as neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Thirteen patients were enrolled in this study (9 men and 4(More)
A 54-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to a mass shadow noted on a chest X-ray. Thoracoscopic lobectomy yielded a diagnosis of primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma according to the histology and SYT-SSX1 gene analyses. Five months after the thoracic surgery, he developed brain metastasis; therefore, we performed resection of the brain metastatic(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to identify the anatomical variations of lumbar arteries on contrast-enhanced multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive 100 colon cancer patients underwent preoperative 3-dimensional navigation studies, which include CT colonography (CTC) and CT angiography (CTA) for evaluation of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the toxicity and response, bladder preservation, and survival of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer treated with multimodality therapy consisting of low-dose radiation therapy (RT) and concurrent intraarterial chemotherapy (IACT). Between November 1999 and July 2005, a total of 27 consecutive,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of thick slab minimum intensity projection (MinIP) as a follow-up method in patients with pulmonary emphysema. This method was used to determine the presence or absence of changes over time in the lung field based on multi-detector-row CT (MDCT) data. METHODS Among patients diagnosed with(More)