Shuichi Murashima

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To clarify the significance of the serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in the mechanism of insulin resistance, we studied 12 obese patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). We evaluated the relationship of TNF-alpha levels with the visceral, subcutaneous, and total fat areas measured by computed tomography (CT), and(More)
BACKGROUND The recently developed model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) enables significant reduction of image noise and artifacts, compared with adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) and filtered back projection (FBP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate lesion detectability of low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) with MBIR in(More)
We report a case of spectacular shrinking deficit caused by paradoxical cerebral embolism through pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (AVF). A 79-year-old female suddenly developed right hemiplegia, paresthesia, and speech disturbance symptoms that were improved within 20 min, indicating a diagnosis of spectacular shrinking deficit. Brain magnetic resonance(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of multishot echo-planar imaging in detecting liver tumors in comparison with respiratory triggered T2-weighted fast-spin-echo (FSE) imaging. Thirty-two patients with 70 focal liver lesions were imaged using a 1.5-T high speed MR imager. Eight-shot echo-planar images covering the whole liver were(More)
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