Shigeru Nakata

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PURPOSE To investigate whether two-phase contrast material-enhanced computed tomographic (CT) findings serve as predictors of changes in left ventricular (LV) function and wall thickness (WT) after acute myocardial infarction (MI) and successful angioplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethics committee approval and informed consent were obtained. In 58 patients(More)
We examined alteration of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in a case of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patient with musical hallucination. To detect regions related to musical hallucination, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of the patient and nine sex, age, and cognitive function-matched AD patients without delusions and(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of SPECT during temporary carotid balloon occlusion testing and to evaluate the changes in regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) and regional cerebral perfusion reserve (CPR) after permanent carotid occlusion. METHODS Temporary balloon occlusion testing was performed on 40 patients (24 head(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been reported that delayed scan of thallium-201 (201Tl) scintigraphy is useful for differentiating malignant tumors from benign lesions and for evaluating treatment response. However, physiological muscle uptake which usually increases in delayed scans, often makes it difficult to evaluate 201Tl uptake and its washout in bone and(More)
BACKGROUND Although trials of image fusion, such as positron emission computed tomography and multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT), have already demonstrated clinical usefulness, fusion of the coronary artery image and functional image by MSCT alone has not been reported yet. Here, a new idea of data analysis is proposed in which both regional(More)
We tested the hypothesis that myocardial microvascular abnormalities occur and are influenced by clinical features in 30 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) using intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography. Patients with HC were subdivided into 3 groups: nonobstructive HC (n = 12), obstructive HC (n = 10), or HC with systolic dysfunction(More)
Adenosine stress myocardial perfusion imaging was performed with an intravenous adenosine and radiopharmaceutical injection in the same line. A syringe containing 720 μg/kg of adenosine in 40 ml of saline was prepared and injected at the constant infusion rate of 400 ml/h. Adenosine was temporarily stopped by the stopcock when 1.5 ml of thallium was(More)
This study was performed to evaluate whether thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy (Tl-201) and iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy could predict the usefulness of beta-blocker therapy in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Tl-201 and MIBG were performed in 47 patients before beta-blocker therapy. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The beneficial effects of beta-blocker therapy in patients with heart failure have been confirmed. However, the effects of beta-blockers on myocardial perfusion defects are unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of beta-blockers on myocardial perfusion defects estimated by thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy in patients with(More)
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