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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 To determine whether passive muscle extension and contraction affect the proton diffusivity of the muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five male subjects were examined. The fractional anisotropy (FA), and primary (lambda(1)), secondary (lambda(2)), and tertiary eigenvalues (lambda(3)) of the right tibialis anterior and medial gastrocnemius muscles were(More)
Many researchers have established the utility of the dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in the differential diagnosis in the head and neck region, especially in the salivary gland tumors. The subjective assessment of the pattern of the time-intensity curve (TIC) or the simple quantification of the TIC, such as the time to peak(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to quantify myocardial strain on the subendocardial and epicardial layers of the left ventricle (LV) using tagged cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and to investigate the transmural degree of contractile impairment in the chronic ischemic myocardium. METHODS 3T tagged CMR was performed at rest in 12 patients(More)
The purpose of this article was to report the relationship between radiation dose and the ability of sentence digital mammography to detect microcalcifications. All images were acquired by computed radiography and an anthropomorphic breast phantom. The tube voltage and anode/filter combination used were 28 kVp and Mo/Mo. Simulated microcalcifications with(More)
Since May 2002, temporal subtraction and nodule detection systems for digital chest radiographs have been integrated into our hospital's picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Image data of digital chest radiographs were stored in PACS with the digital image and communication in medicine (DICOM) protocol. Temporal subtraction and nodule(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with degenerative meniscal tears, subclinical cartilage degeneration may be present even if gross morphological changes are not evident. The aim of this study was to detect occult cartilage degeneration using T1ρ MRI mapping in patients with meniscal tears without obvious radiographic osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS A total of 22(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-injured knees are at an increased risk of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (OA). OA changes secondary to ACL injuries have many variations, and when and where early cartilage degenerative change begins has not yet been established. PURPOSE To characterize the location of cartilage degeneration after(More)
Copyright © 2013 Yoshiyuki Kitamura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. ABSTRACT Malignant triton tumor (MTT) is a rare variant of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor(More)
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