Shigeki Arizono

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Gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) is an MRI contrast agent with perfusion and hepatoselective properties. The purpose of the study was to examine uptake of Gd-EOB-DTPA in the hepatobiliary phase in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A retrospective analysis of 22 patients with HCC who underwent preoperative(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare combined radiofrequency ablation and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with radiofrequency ablation alone for the treatment of small (< or =3 cm) hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS The ethics committee of the study institution approved the study protocol. Written informed consent was(More)
To compare the accuracy of gadolinium ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MRI with that of diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) in the detection of small hepatic metastases (2 cm or smaller). Forty-five patients underwent abdominal MRI at 3 T, including T1-weighted imaging (T1WI), T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), heavily T2WI (HASTE),(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction (PROPELLER [BLADE in the MR systems from Siemens Medical Solutions]) with a respiratory compensation technique for motion correction, image noise reduction, improved sharpness of liver edge, and image(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate image quality of 3D MR cholangiography (MRC) using high sampling efficiency technique (SPACE) at 3T compared with 1.5T. METHODS AND MATERIALS An IRB approved prospective study was performed with 17 healthy volunteers using both 3 and 1.5T MR scanners. MRC images were obtained with free-breathing(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the image quality of high-spatial-resolution three-dimensional magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) with a high-sampling-efficiency technique (sampling perfection with application optimized contrasts using different flip angle evolutions [SPACE]) in comparison with a conventional constant flip angle (FA) sequence at 3T. MATERIALS(More)
PURPOSE To selectively visualize the hepatic vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) using three-dimensional (3D) true steady-state free-precession (SSFP) MR angiography with time-spatial labeling inversion pulse (T-SLIP), and to optimize the acquisition protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Respiratory-gated 3D true SSFP scans were conducted in 23 subjects in(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to use intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging to discriminate subtypes of renal neoplasms and to assess agreement between intravoxel incoherent motion (perfusion fraction, fp) and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) metrics of tumor vascularity. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In this Health(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate motion correction effect and image quality in the upper abdomen with the periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction (PROPELLER) (BLADE) and parallel imaging acquisition technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 50 consecutive patients underwent abdominal MR imaging. Fat-saturated T2-weighted turbo(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of the periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction (PROPELLER) technique for superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-enhanced T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with respiratory compensation with the prospective acquisition correction (PACE) technique in the detection of hepatic(More)