Tomoshi Osawa

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BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (I-NPH) is still unclear and the diagnosis is sometimes difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the biophysics of I-NPH by measuring intracranial compliance using cine MRI. METHODS The study included patients with I-NPH (I-NPH group, n = 13), brain atrophy or asymptomatic(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether temporal changes in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) over the cardiac cycle are different in patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) as compared with patients with ex vacuo ventricular dilatation and healthy control subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was approved by the(More)
Since ventricular dilation and periventricular abnormal intensities are commonly seen in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), dysfunction of white matter may have an important role in the mechanism causing symptoms of INPH. To clarify the pathophysiology of INPH, we analyzed axonal water dynamics(More)
We have developed the delta-apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), a new parameter of the water dynamics of brain tissue using MRI. Delta-ADC is the changes in regional ADC values of the brain during the cardiac cycle. The study included 6 idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients (iNPH group) and 12 healthy volunteers (control group).(More)
The predictive accuracy of iNPH diagnoses could be increased using a combination of supplemental tests for iNPH. To evaluate the dynamic state of water displacement during the cardiac cycle in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), we determined the change in water displacement using q-space analysis of diffusion magnetic resonance image.(More)
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