Takanori Tsunoo

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We have developed a prototype 256-slice CT-scanner for four-dimensional (4D) imaging that employs continuous rotations of a cone-beam. Since a cone-beam scan along a circular orbit does not collect a complete set of data to make an exact reconstruction of a volume [three-dimensional (3D) image], it might cause disadvantages or artifacts. To examine effects(More)
We evaluated Feldkamp artifacts, which are specific to cone-beam computed tomography (CT), in phantom and clinical studies using the 256-multidetector-row CT (256MDCT), and compared the reconstruction accuracy of axial and helical scans. Image noise, slice sensitivity profile (SSP) and artifacts with the 256MDCT were evaluated using a phantom, and the(More)
Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) is a dynamic volume imaging system of moving organs with an image quality comparable to that of conventional CT. 4D CT will be realized by several technical breakthroughs for dynamic cone-beam CT: (1) a large-area two-dimensional (2D) detector; (2) high-speed data transfer system; (3) reconstruction algorithms;(More)
I nformation of the segmented left ventricular (LV) area supplied by every coronary artery is potentially useful for strategy and practice of percutaneous coronary intervention , coronary artery bypass surgery, or percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA). 1 2 Myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) with intra-coronary contrast(More)
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