Toshihiko Katakura

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 3D-CT angiography (3D-CTA), a vessel-cast technique, is useful in the diagnosis of patients with brain lesions and cerebrovascular disease. However, it provides no information on blood-flow dynamics. Therefore, we developed a new technique, dynamic 3D-CTA (d3D-CTA), that yields 3D images of the vasculature and allows assessment of the(More)
Although 3D-CT angiography provides valuable anatomic information regarding lesion and their surrounding vessels and bony structures, it cannot demonstrate lesions, arteries, and veins, separately. The separate demonstration of arterial-phase 3D-CT angiography (3D-CT arteriography) and venous-phase 3D-CT angiography (3D-CT venography) will facilitate the(More)
Visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability is an important predictor of stroke. However, which antihypertensive drug combination is better at reducing visit-to-visit BP variability and therefore at reducing stroke incidence remains uncertain. We have previously reported that the dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker benidipine combined with a(More)
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