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PURPOSE This study was performed to evaluate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of a primary lesion correlates with local failure in primary head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively studied 38 patients with primary HNSCC (12 oropharynx, 20(More)
The purpose of the study was to compare observer performance in the detection of masses and microcalcifications of breast cancer among hard-copy reading and soft-copy readings using 3-megapixel (3M) and 5-megapixel (5M) liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. For the microcalcification detection test, we prepared 100 mammograms: 40 surgically verified cancer(More)
The aim of this study was to use T2* cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to quantify myocardial iron content in patients with heart failure (HF) and to investigate the relation between iron content, cardiac function, and the cause of HF. CMR data were analyzed from 167 patients with nonischemic and 31 with ischemic HF and 50 patients with normal(More)
Breast magnetic resonance imagings (MRIs) including diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) of 110 breast cancers (26 with pathologically proven axillary node metastasis and 84 without metastasis) were retrospectively studied. Axillary nodes were detected as high-signal-intensity areas on DWI in 71 cancers (24 with metastasis and 47 without) and not detected in 39(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the ability of dynamic contrast material-enhanced and diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to help detect early response to chemotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and prognosis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 41 patients (38 male and 3 female, ages 37-85 years) diagnosed with HNSCC (14 oropharynx, 22 hypopharynx, 4 larynx, 1 oral cavity) and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether a pharmacokinetic analysis is useful for monitoring the response of oral cancer to chemoradiotherapy (CRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-nine patients were included. They underwent dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) before and after CRT. The DCE-MRI data were analyzed using a Tofts and Kermode (TK)(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the magnetic resonance (MR) features of breast lesions showing circumscribed mass on mammography to understand the characteristics that differentiate malignancy and benignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our institutional review board approved the study, and informed consent was waived. Using logistic regression analysis, we examined(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate suicides, both completed and attempted, in communities according to prehospital records. METHODS A total of 246 suicide attempts made by 196 persons were confirmed by examination of the pre-hospital records of Kishiwada City Fire and Emergency Department between April 2004 and March 2006. We(More)
Using a modified National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) definition of the metabolic syndrome (MS) with body mass index instead of waist circumference, we examined the associations of the MS with the risk of developing ST-T abnormalities in 3405 Japanese men aged 35-59 yr who did not have a history of cardiovascular disease or ST-T abnormalities. Of(More)