W Hirakawa

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Various methods for evaluating the lateralization of linguistic function using functional MR imaging have been proposed. However, the optimal method remains controversial. The purpose of this study was not only to establish a method for quantitatively evaluating the lateralization of linguistic function but also to evaluate its(More)
Functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the brain was performed during motor task activation in five normal subjects and a patient with meningioma using conventional fast low-angle shot sequences and a 2.0 T system. A high intensity area in the motor cortex was observed in all normal subjects. Single-slice studies showed the right-sided finger task(More)
As the prognosis of astrocytic tumors depends on various factors, identifying prognostic factors should be useful for developing strategies to cope with them. Between 1975 and 1994, more than 200 patients with astrocytic tumors were treated in Kagoshima University. Of these patients, 149 (grade I: 17, grade II: 42, grade III: 41, grade IV: 42, unproven: 7)(More)
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