Takashi Norikane

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Primary pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare malignancy. We report a case of a 58-year-old woman who presented with fever and fatigue. She had no apparent history of occupational or incidental exposure to asbestos. A postcontrast-enhanced chest CT revealed a 77 × 56-mm mass lesion in the pericardium. The FDG PET/CT was carried out, which(More)
BACKGROUND 18F-FDG PET has been used in sarcoidosis for diagnosis and determination of the extent of the disease. However, assessing inflammatory lesions in cardiac sarcoidosis using 18F-FDG can be challenging because it accumulates physiologically in normal myocardium. Another radiotracer, 3'-deoxy-3'-18F-fluorothymidine (18F-FLT), has been investigated as(More)
FDG PET has been proposed to play a role in the diagnosis and therapy monitoring of sarcoidosis including cardiac involvement. However, assessing inflammatory lesions in cardiac sarcoidosis using FDG can be challenging because the FDG accumulates in normal myocardium. We report a case of sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement that underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The nucleoside analog 3'-deoxy-3'-18F-fluorothymidine (FLT) has been investigated for evaluating tumor proliferating activity in brain tumors. We evaluated FLT uptake heterogeneity using textural features from the histogram analysis in patients with newly diagnosed gliomas and examined correlation of the results with proliferative activity and(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated tumor hypoxia using F-fluoromisonidazole (F-FMISO) PET in relation to the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and p53 in patients with head and neck cancer and compared the results with those obtained using 2-deoxy-2-F-fluoro-D-glucose (F-FDG) PET. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 28 tumors (23 primary tumors and five(More)
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