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The purpose of this study was to estimate the relation of some noninvasively derived mechanical characteristics of radial bone including architectural parameters for bone strength to grip strength and muscle cross-section. Sixty-three males between 21 and 78yr of age and 101 females between 18 and 80yr of age were measured at the nondominant forearm using(More)
The three dimensional (3D) shape of left ventricles (LV) was reconstructed from gated blood pool emission computed tomography (GECT) to assess regional LV wall motion. The 3D LV shape was created using LV boundaries detected by a threshold method. Based on the length from each LV boundary to the end diastolic LV center of mass, regional percent shortening(More)
During the last 2 years, eight patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who were suspected of having distant metastases have been studied to determine whether a new biliary agent, 99mTc-Sn-N-pyridoxyl-5-methyltryptophan (99mTc-PMT), is taken up by extrahepatic tumors. In all eight patients, scintigrams showed a clearly increased uptake of 99mTc-PMT(More)
Our previous study revealed that, during tonic muscle contraction, remarkable functional differences among intrinsic and extrinsic muscles were observed during two different grip movements, i.e., precision and power grips. To verify whether this evidence is true even under the phasic muscle contraction, magnetic stimulation was delivered over the left scalp(More)
Images were obtained both with a biliary agent, 99mTc-Sn-N-pyridoxyl-5-methyltryptophan (99mTc-PMT), and with 67Ga-citrate in 40 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma and in 43 cases of other hepatic diseases and results were compared. Positive results were obtained by delayed 99mTc-PMT imaging in 25 (63%) of 40 cases of hepatoma: the hepatic tumor showed(More)
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