Tamaki Kondou

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PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with a split acquisition of fast spin-echo signals for diffusion imaging (SPLICE) sequence for tissue characterization of lung carcinomas by using apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS An institutional review board approved this study;(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical usefulness of a saline flush technique in improving the imaging quality of 3-dimensional computed tomography portography (3D-CTP). METHODS To evaluate liver metastases, 58 patients were divided into 2 groups undergoing 3D-CTP with or without a saline flush. The computed tomography (CT) values of the right portal vein(More)
The Gastric Cancer Immunochemotherapy Study Group, constituted of 412 institutions, carried out six independent trials simultaneously from 1978 to 1981. A total of 4,456 cases were subjected to the study, from which 826 cases (18.5%) were excluded due to the violence of entry criteria. Curative gastrectomy, followed by a combination of mitomycin C (MMC),(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of high-resolution MRI (HR-MRI) and proton MR spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) for monitoring the early therapeutic response to radiotherapy. Twenty rabbits with VX2 carcinoma were divided into control (n = 8) and irradiation (n = 12) groups. The irradiation group underwent HR-MRI and (1)H-MRS using a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the depiction of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma on 64-MDCT scans obtained with contrast agents of varying iodine concentrations administered with and without saline flush. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study included 149 patients, among whom 36 patients with hypervascular hepatocellular(More)
INTRODUCTION Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is mostly seen in the upper aerodigestive tract and has a propensity for lymph node spread and systemic metastases. Various treatment modalities have been reported, including surgical excision supplemented with(More)
BACKGROUND Proton beam therapy (PBT) achieves good local control for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and toxicity tends to be lower than for photon radiotherapy. Focal liver parenchymal damage in radiotherapy is described as the focal liver reaction (FLR); the threshold doses (TDs) for FLR in the background liver have been analyzed in stereotactic ablative(More)
The authors encountered a case of primary liver cell carcinoma which metastasized to the abdominal wall at a site corresponding to the location of an indwelling catheter for intra-arterial injections. The patient was a 54-year-old male with primary liver cell carcinoma in the posterior inferior segment. Because of a subsegmentectomy of the liver on(More)