Takeo Mimura

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the stability of measurement for apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in normal brain, to clarify the effect of aging on ADC values, to compare ADC values between men and women, and to compare ADC values between right and left sides of the brain. To evaluate the stability of measurements, five normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a new technique of virtual cystoscopy (VC, used previously but with catheterization to drain residual urine and insufflation with air or carbon dioxide) with no invasive catheterization, used in parallel with intravenous urography (IVU), as conventional cystoscopy is an invasive but essential examination, and VC with multislice(More)
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has recently been attempted in the abdominal region. We review diffusion-weighted images of the liver, especially from the technical point of view. We discuss selection of pulse sequence parameters, effects of anti-breathing motion technique, tips for measuring apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), and utility of(More)
OBJECTIVES We determined the optimal starting time of acquisition after sublingual nitroglycerin (NTG) administration and evaluated the effects on multislice computed tomographic (MSCT) images of a complementary administration of sublingual NTG with beta-blocker. METHODS Sixty patients who underwent MSCT coronary angiography (CA) were randomly divided(More)
BACKGROUND The feasibility of using landiolol hydrochloride in multislice computed tomography (MSCT) coronary angiography (CAG) was investigated in the present study. METHODS AND RESULTS Landiolol hydrochloride was continuously administered intravenously to 145 patients before starting MSCT CAG. Hemodynamic changes [blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR)],(More)
Pseudostenosis or pseudoocclusion of the internal carotid artery in 3D time-of-flight MR angiography has been reported to be caused by susceptibility artifacts due to the presence of a metallic foreign body in the subject's neck. We experimentally demonstrate that the use of a non-slice-selective magnetization transfer contrast (MTC) pulse increases the(More)
We investigated the usefulness of landiolol hydrochloride, an ultrashort-acting beta(1)-selective agent, for coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). Intravenous landiolol was administered to 133 patients before coronary CTA. Hemodynamic changes, adverse effects, image quality, and diagnostic accuracy for detection of coronary stenoses were(More)
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