Yoshie Ogura

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We studied the effects of newly developed aneurysm clips made of a titanium alloy (manufactured by Aesculap, A.G.) on the quality of MR and CT images. Prior to clinical application in twenty patients, the effects of five types of conventional aneurysmal clips on MR images were examined utilizing a phantom. When compared with conventional aneurysm clips, the(More)
After introducing of Helical scanning CT (HCT) and 3D-CTA (three-dimensional CT angiography), various improvements to these methods have been made every year to achieve better imaging quality. The current resolution permits visualisation of the internal structure of tumors, although as yet insufficiently clearly. We suggest that these improvements can be(More)
BACKGROUND 3D CT angiography (3D-CTA) is a noninvasive imaging modality for cerebral aneurysms. 3D-CTA is helpful in the evaluation of the configuration of the aneurysm, the surrounding vessels, and the inside of the aneurysm dome. Clinical application of this technique in complicated large cerebral aneurysms showed that with 3D-CT endoscopic imaging,(More)
A 68-year-old female presented with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia with infiltration into the cerebral parenchyma manifesting as increased confusion, memory loss, and disorientation. She had a past history of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia treated 3 years before. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a high intensity area on T2-weighted images in the left(More)
Dedicated to those who survived the atomic bombings only to suffer continued fear and anxiety because of the lasting danger from radiation May the souls of the departed lie in peaceful repose May those still living and suffering be beacons shining brightly so that all humankind can see the evil of nuclear weapons Contents No part of this book maybe(More)
SUMMARY Embolization using IDC was carried out for 33 aneurysm cases in the last 3 years. The indication for the embolization was that the direct surgery was considered to be difficult, because of 1) technically impossible to do clipping, 2) aneurysm of the posterior fossa, 3) reject of patients. Regarding the location of aneurysm, 27 cases were seen in the(More)
Surface anatomy scanning (SAS) is a powerful technique that uses T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) to visualize brain surface structures, and to precisely localize subcortical lesions. To overcome technical limitations of this method, synthesized SAS (SSAS) superimposes MR angiography (MRA) data on the SAS images. We describe our initial(More)
A patient with subacute bacterial endocarditis and a peripheral mycotic aneurysm is presented. We used a combined multi-slice surface anatomy scanning (SAS) and contrast-enhanced MR angiography image to determine the exact location of the small lesion by applying a skin marker on the scalp and visualizing the relationship of the marker to the brain surface(More)
Using multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) CT imaging method, virtual views of various surgical approaches were compared preoperatively. With this technique, not only virtual surgical views of aneurysms and related vasculature, but also surgical views after virtual resection of skull base bone to a desirable extent are freely available. We operated four(More)