Shozo Okamoto

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In an attempt to identify a cohort with a high risk of suffering a fracture of the contralateral hip (second hip fracture), we assessed patients who had suffered hip fracture. A total of 714 patients (130 men and 584 women) were prospectively followed to determine those who suffered a second hip fracture. Pathologic hip fractures and fractures that emerged(More)
OBJECTIVE (11)C-Methionine positron emission tomography (MET-PET) has been used to distinguish brain tumor recurrence from radiation necrosis. Because the spatial resolution of conventional PET scanners is low, partial volume effect (PVE) may decrease the detectability of small tumor recurrence. The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic value(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine was measured to determine normal Japanese values and to examine the effect of obesity and menopausal status on BMD. Normal Japanese subjects (N=1,296, 1,048 women and 248 men) were examined using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. BMD for men peaked between age 20 and 29. For women, there was abrupt bone loss(More)
UNLABELLED Tumor hypoxia is well known to be radiation resistant. (18)F-fluoromisonidazole ((18)F-FMISO) PET has been used for noninvasive evaluation of hypoxia. Quantitative evaluation of (18)F-FMISO uptake is thus expected to play an important role in the planning of dose escalation radiotherapy. However, the reproducibility of (18)F-FMISO uptake has(More)
The aim of our study was to compare the diagnostic performance of 68Ga-PSMA PET and 99mTc bone scintigraphy (BS) for the detection of bone metastases in prostate cancer (PC) patients. One hundred twenty-six patients who received planar BS and PSMA PET within three months and without change of therapy were extracted from our database. Bone lesions were(More)
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted radioligand therapy is increasingly used in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. We aimed to estimate the absorbed doses for normal organs and tumor lesions using 177Lu-PSMA I&T (I&T is imaging and therapy) in patients undergoing up to 4 cycles of radioligand therapy. Results were compared with(More)
UNLABELLED Hypoxia is a common feature of cancer and a prognostic factor for many types of cancer. (18)F-fluoromisonidazole ((18)F-FMISO) PET can detect tumor hypoxia noninvasively. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is a key player in the transcriptional response to low oxygen tension in many types of cancer. Its activity is mainly dependent on the(More)
PURPOSE The impact of a new type of positron emission tomography (New PET) with semiconductor detectors using 18F-labeled fluoromisonidazole (FMISO)-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) was compared with a state-of-the-art PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) system in nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-four(More)
A 55-year-old woman underwent radioiodine therapy for papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Post-therapeutic I-131 scan revealed radioiodine uptake in the pelvic region and in the thyroid bed. CT revealed a huge mass connected to the uterus. The tumor was operated on and histologically proven to be a leiomyoma of the uterus. Some physiological conditions or(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether improvement of regional inflammatory findings in knee joints of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could be detected by positron-emission tomography (PET) using (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) after acupuncture treatments, as well as improvement of systemic inflammatory markers. METHODS Six RA patients(More)