Yoshiyuki Ogura

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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)
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)
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)
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)
A 36-year-old man who was poorly compliant with his antihypertensive medication regimen was admitted to our hospital because he had nausea and an altered mental status. His disorientation increased on admission. His blood pressure was 219/156 mmHg. No focal neurologic deficits were detected, but a cranial computed tomography (CT) performed on admission(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)