Takahito Ando

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The aim of this study was to verify the utility of second-look sonography using real-time virtual sonography (RVS)—a coordinated sonography with an MRI system that uses an image fusion technique with magnetic navigation—on the sonographic evaluation of MRI-detected lesions of the breast. Of the 196 consecutive patients who were examined with breast MRI in(More)
  • Junko Kousaka, Shogo Nakano, +11 authors Osamu Arai
  • Breast cancer
  • 2016
BACKGROUND With increasing use of computed tomography (CT), incidentally detected breast lesions are being encountered more frequently. The aim of our study was to verify the utility of targeted sonography using an image fusion technique, real-time virtual sonography (RVS) that coordinates real-time sonography images with previously obtained CT images using(More)
In recurrent breast cancer, the tumor phenotype, as assessed by estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) status, occasionally changes. This change, in addition to the Ki67 index were evaluated at sites of recurrence and the correlation between changes in tumor phenotype and survival were assessed in(More)
BACKGROUND Although carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3) are useful tumor markers (TMs) in metastatic breast cancer (MBC), circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are also detected in patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer. We analyzed CTCs in MBC patients in order to establish the optimal cut-off value, to evaluate the(More)
Our aim was to retrospectively evaluate the utility of second-look ultrasound (US) using real-time virtual sonography (RVS) for detection of conventional B-mode (cB-mode) occult magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected breast lesions. Between July 2011 and May 2015, 53 consecutive patients who underwent second-look US to identify lesions detected by prone(More)
The aim of our study was to verify the utility of surveillance ultrasound (US) using real-time virtual sonography (RVS)--to coordinate present US images with past US images reconstructed from previously acquired US volume data using an image fusion technique--for short-interval follow-up of Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category 3 mass(More)
To provide safe dental care, it is important to minimize the pain associated with the initial injection of the local anesthetic. For this purpose, a topical anesthetic is preliminarily applied to the area where a needle will be inserted in a clinical setting. In this study, we prepared new topical anesthetic formulations with favorable intra-oral(More)
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