Shinichi Taura

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OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate whether diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with a high b factor can be used to differentiate malignancies from benign pulmonary nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 54 pulmonary nodules (>or= 5 mm in diameter) in 51 consecutive patients (37 men, 14 women; mean age, 65.7 years; age range,(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the use of minimum-intensity projection (minIP) imaging, high-resolution (HR) computed tomography (CT), and pulmonary function tests for quantifying emphysema with histopathologic examination. METHODS MinIP and HRCT imaging data (n = 23) were obtained, and relative areas of the lung with attenuation values below(More)
A 59-year-old man was admitted with a large amount of ascites, cake-like omental thickening, and dialysis-associated acquired cystic disease of the kidney (ACDK). It was difficult to detect renal cancer, which was revealed as a primary site of peritoneal metastases by autopsy, with conventional cross-sectional imaging, such as enhanced computed tomography(More)
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