Takeshi Kamitani

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to quantify myocardial strain on the subendocardial and epicardial layers of the left ventricle (LV) using tagged cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and to investigate the transmural degree of contractile impairment in the chronic ischemic myocardium. METHODS 3T tagged CMR was performed at rest in 12 patients(More)
The purpose of this article was to report the relationship between radiation dose and the ability of sentence digital mammography to detect microcalcifications. All images were acquired by computed radiography and an anthropomorphic breast phantom. The tube voltage and anode/filter combination used were 28 kVp and Mo/Mo. Simulated microcalcifications with(More)
Intra-arterial (IA) chemotherapy for head and neck cancer is effective and multiple IA concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) protocols have been reported. However, the role of IA CCRT in the multimodality treatment of head and neck cancer is still controversial. We have treated 5 cases of unresectable T4 maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma with IA cisplatin(More)
The goal of this study is to elucidate the characteristic features of Judo head injuries and to propose safety measures and a reaction manual on how to prevent and to deal with such accidents in Japan. Thirty cases of severe head injuries suffered during Judo practice were enrolled in this study. They have made insurance claims for damage compensation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether joint position affects muscle proton diffusion, fractional anisotropy and primary (lambda(1)), secondary (lambda(2)), and tertiary (lambda(3)) eigenvalues of calf muscles were compared among ankle positions of plantar flexion, intermediate, and dorsiflexion. CONCLUSION In tibialis anterior, fractional anisotropy and(More)
Since May 2002, temporal subtraction and nodule detection systems for digital chest radiographs have been integrated into our hospital's picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Image data of digital chest radiographs were stored in PACS with the digital image and communication in medicine (DICOM) protocol. Temporal subtraction and nodule(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether passive muscle extension and contraction affect the proton diffusivity of the muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five male subjects were examined. The fractional anisotropy (FA), and primary (lambda(1)), secondary (lambda(2)), and tertiary eigenvalues (lambda(3)) of the right tibialis anterior and medial gastrocnemius muscles were(More)
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