Yasutaka Hayashi

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PURPOSE Our previous results for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with proton beam therapy (PBT) revealed excellent local control. In this study, we focused on the impact of PBT on normal liver function. METHODS AND MATERIALS The subjects were 259 patients treated with PBT at the University of Tsukuba between January 2001 and December 2007. We(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of postoperative hyperfractionated concomitant boost proton radiotherapy with nimustine hydrochloride for supratentorial glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty patients with histologically confirmed supratentorial GBM met the following criteria: (1) a Karnofsky performance status of >or=60;(More)
A patient showing abnormal fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake due to disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection is presented. Increased focal FDG uptake was demonstrated in the cervical and supraclavicular lymph nodes, spleen, and diffuse bone marrow. FDG PET/CT is considered as a useful diagnostic tool to assess the exact extent and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of proton beam therapy (PBT) on implanted cardiac pacemaker function. METHODS AND MATERIALS After a phantom study confirmed the safety of PBT in patients with cardiac pacemakers, we treated 8 patients with implanted pacemakers using PBT to a total tumor dose of 33-77 gray equivalents (GyE) in dose fractions of 2.2-6.6(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous results for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with proton beam therapy revealed excellent local control with low toxicity. Three protocols were used to avoid late complications such as gastrointestinal ulceration and bile duct stenosis. In this study, we examined the efficacy of these protocols. METHODS AND MATERIALS The(More)
To develop an objective and less invasive method for evaluating breath-hold status, and to investigate breath-hold reproducibility during voluntary breath-holding irradiation. We enrolled 20 patients who were treated using a voluntary breath-holding technique. Four or five sessions of cone beam computed tomography (CT) were performed during the radiotherapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the hyperfractionated high-dose proton beam therapy (PBT) for patients with clival chordomas. METHODS Records for 19 patients with pathologically verified clival chordomas treated with surgery followed by hyperfractionated PBT were retrospectively reviewed. The first 9 consecutive patients were treated with 77.44 cobalt gray(More)
We report a case of a primary collision lung cancer consisting of squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. A 73-year-old man with an abnormality found on chest radiograph in the right lower lobe was examined by FDG PET/CT (F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography). The tumor was composed of 2 different morphologic and FDG(More)
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