Kiminori Fujimoto

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Affiliation: Kurume University School of Medicine
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Periostin, a matrix protein, has potential as a novel serodiagnostic marker for cholangiocarcinoma
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Oncol Rep 25:1211-6. 2011
  2. pmc Proposal for a new mediastinal compartment classification of transverse plane images according to the Japanese Association for Research on the Thymus (JART) General Rules for the Study of Mediastinal Tumors
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Oncol Rep 31:565-72. 2014
  3. pmc Quantification of hepatic iron concentration in chronic viral hepatitis: usefulness of T2-weighted single-shot spin-echo echo-planar MR imaging
    Tatsuyuki Tonan
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan corrected
    PLoS ONE 7:e33868. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Focal cholesterol granuloma in the anterior mediastinum: [18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Thorac Oncol 2:1054-6. 2007
  5. pmc Usefulness of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for evaluating solitary pulmonary nodules
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka, 830 0011 Japan
    Cancer Imaging 8:36-44. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Small peripheral pulmonary carcinomas evaluated with dynamic MR imaging: correlation with tumor vascularity and prognosis
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Radiology 227:786-93. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Alveolar adenoma of the lung: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    J Thorac Imaging 17:163-6. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of the mean and entropy of apparent diffusion coefficient values in chronic hepatitis C: correlation with pathologic fibrosis stage and inflammatory activity grade
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, 830 0011 Japan
    Radiology 258:739-48. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: high-resolution CT scores predict mortality
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Eur Radiol 22:83-92. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography findings in pathological usual interstitial pneumonia: relationship to survival
    Hiromitsu Sumikawa
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medical, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565 0825, Japan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:433-9. 2008

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Publications87

  1. doi request reprint Periostin, a matrix protein, has potential as a novel serodiagnostic marker for cholangiocarcinoma
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Oncol Rep 25:1211-6. 2011
    ..13 (0.03-0.49). We demonstrated increased expression of periostin in the stroma of CCA tissue. Serum periostin levels were significantly elevated in patients with CCA and enable distinction between CCA and other hepatic malignancies...
  2. pmc Proposal for a new mediastinal compartment classification of transverse plane images according to the Japanese Association for Research on the Thymus (JART) General Rules for the Study of Mediastinal Tumors
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Oncol Rep 31:565-72. 2014
    ..Our findings showed that the newly proposed mediastinal compartment classification using transverse images appears to be user-friendly enough for practical clinical application and may be helpful in differential diagnoses...
  3. pmc Quantification of hepatic iron concentration in chronic viral hepatitis: usefulness of T2-weighted single-shot spin-echo echo-planar MR imaging
    Tatsuyuki Tonan
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan corrected
    PLoS ONE 7:e33868. 2012
    ..To investigate the usefulness of single-shot spin-echo echo-planar imaging (SSEPI) sequence for quantifying mild degree of hepatic iron stores in patients with viral hepatitis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Focal cholesterol granuloma in the anterior mediastinum: [18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Thorac Oncol 2:1054-6. 2007
    ..Magnetic resonance signal characteristics might be helpful for distinguishing benign cholesterol granulomas from malignant neoplasms...
  5. pmc Usefulness of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for evaluating solitary pulmonary nodules
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka, 830 0011 Japan
    Cancer Imaging 8:36-44. 2008
    ..These advantages make dynamic MRI a promising method and a potential biomarker for characterizing tumor response to anti-angiogenic treatment as well as for predicting survival outcomes after treatment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Small peripheral pulmonary carcinomas evaluated with dynamic MR imaging: correlation with tumor vascularity and prognosis
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Radiology 227:786-93. 2003
    ..To correlate the findings at contrast material-enhanced dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of small peripheral pulmonary carcinomas with tumor vascularity and prognosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Alveolar adenoma of the lung: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    J Thorac Imaging 17:163-6. 2002
    ..These findings are suggestive of a benign nodule, and alveolar adenoma of lung should be added to the differential diagnosis of nodules that demonstrate this pattern of enhancement and are probably benign...
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of the mean and entropy of apparent diffusion coefficient values in chronic hepatitis C: correlation with pathologic fibrosis stage and inflammatory activity grade
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, 830 0011 Japan
    Radiology 258:739-48. 2011
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  9. doi request reprint Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: high-resolution CT scores predict mortality
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Eur Radiol 22:83-92. 2012
    ..To determine high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings helpful in predicting mortality in patients with acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AEx-IPF)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography findings in pathological usual interstitial pneumonia: relationship to survival
    Hiromitsu Sumikawa
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medical, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565 0825, Japan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:433-9. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Pathologic subgroups of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: differential diagnosis from other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias on high-resolution computed tomography
    Mitsuko Tsubamoto
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 29:793-800. 2005
    ..To determine whether the subtypes of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) could be differentiated from other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) on the basis of findings on high-resolution computed tomography (CT)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Preliminary study of positron emission tomography/computed tomography and plasma osteopontin levels in patients with asbestos-related pleural disease
    Seiji Kurata
    Division of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, 830 0011, Japan
    Jpn J Radiol 28:446-52. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Dynamic MRI of solitary pulmonary nodules: comparison of enhancement patterns of malignant and benign small peripheral lung lesions
    Rei Kono
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:26-36. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI enhancement characteristics of malignant and benign solitary pulmonary nodules...
  14. doi request reprint Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: histologic correlation with high-resolution CT in 29 patients
    Hiromitsu Sumikawa
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0825, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 70:35-40. 2009
    ..To determine the pathological correlation with various high-resolution CT (HRCT) findings in cases with nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), paying special attention to pathological subgroups...
  15. ncbi request reprint Acute eosinophilic pneumonia: Thin-section CT findings in 29 patients
    Tadahisa Daimon
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Medical School, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 65:462-7. 2008
    ..To determine thin-section computed tomography (CT) characteristics of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Venous hemangioma arising from the diaphragm: a case report of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
    Rei Kono
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    J Thorac Imaging 21:231-4. 2006
    ..Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of the nodule showed a pattern of gradually increasing signal intensity. On the basis of the intraoperative and histopathologic findings, venous hemangioma arising from the diaphragm was diagnosed...
  17. doi request reprint Volume of pulmonary lobes and segments in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases calculated using newly developed three-dimensional software
    Tadahisa Daimon
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan
    Jpn J Radiol 27:115-22. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Pathologically Proved Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia: CT Pattern Analysis as Compared with Usual Interstitial Pneumonia CT Pattern
    Hiromitsu Sumikawa
    Form the Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0825, Japan H S, T G, M Y, O H, N T Department of Radiology, Kinki Central Hospital of Mutual Aid Association of Public Health Teachers, Itami, Hyougo, Japan T J Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan K F Department of Radiology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan H A Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, Ariz T V C Department of Pathology, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan J F Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tosei General Hospital, Seto City, Aichi, Japan H T, Y K, K K Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kanagawa Cardiovascular and Respiratory Center, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan T O, T B and Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Chemistry
    Radiology 272:549-56. 2014
    ..RSNA, 2014 Online supplemental material is available for this article. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint The difference in relationship between 18F-FDG uptake and clinicopathological factors on thyroid, esophageal, and lung cancers
    Hayato Kaida
    aDivision of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center, and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine bDepartment of Diagnostic Pathology, Kurume University Hospital cBiostatistics Center dDivision of Respirology, Neurology, and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine eDepartment of Surgery fDivision of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine gDepartment of Otolaryngology and Facial Maxillary Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Nucl Med Commun 35:36-43. 2014
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  20. doi request reprint Progression from near-normal to end-stage lungs in chronic interstitial pneumonia related to silica exposure: long-term CT observations
    Hiroaki Arakawa
    Department of Radiology, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, 880 Kita Kobayashi, Mibu, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321 0293, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 191:1040-5. 2008
    ..The objective of our study was to evaluate serial CT changes from normal or near-normal lungs to honeycomb lungs in dust-exposed patients who developed chronic interstitial pneumonia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Usual interstitial pneumonia and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: correlation between CT findings at the site of biopsy with pathological diagnoses
    Hiromitsu Sumikawa
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0825, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 81:2919-24. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to correlate high-resolution CT (HRCT) findings at the site of biopsy with the whole lung CT and pathologic diagnoses in usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP)...
  22. doi request reprint CD14 expression and Kupffer cell dysfunction in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: superparamagnetic iron oxide-magnetic resonance image and pathologic correlation
    Tatsuyuki Tonan
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 27:789-96. 2012
    ..We investigated the relationship of KC function with superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (SPIO-MRI), histopathological severity of NASH, and number of CD14-positive KCs in NASH...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pneumoconiosis in rush mat workers exposed to clay dye "sendo" dust: clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features in seven patients
    Kiminori Fujimoto
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Chest 125:737-43. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical, chest radiographic, high-resolution CT, and histopathologic features of clay dye "sendo" dust pneumoconiosis in seven rush mat ("tatami") workers...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of small (<or=2 cm) dysplastic nodules and well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas with ferucarbotran-enhanced MRI in a 1.0-T MRI unit: utility of T2*-weighted gradient echo sequences with an intermediate-echo time
    Tatsuyuki Tonan
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 64:133-9. 2007
    ..0-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit...
  25. ncbi request reprint Thymic epithelial tumors: comparison of CT and MR imaging findings of low-risk thymomas, high-risk thymomas, and thymic carcinomas
    Junko Sadohara
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 60:70-9. 2006
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  26. doi request reprint Interstitial Pneumonia associated with ulcerative colitis: high-resolution computed tomography and pathologic findings
    Naoko Ikehara
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, 830 0011, Japan
    J Thorac Imaging 28:W21-3. 2013
    ..We also discuss the evaluation and treatment of pulmonary disease possibly related to UC in the clinical course of this patient...
  27. ncbi request reprint Unilateral progressive multiple sclerosing hemangioma in a young female successfully treated by pneumonectomy: report of a case
    Akihiro Hayashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int Surg 87:69-72. 2002
    ..The diagnosis of multiple tumors was confirmed as sclerosing hemangioma by postoperative histopathological examination of the resected lung. The patient has remained well for 2 years to date after resection...
  28. ncbi request reprint Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: correlation between thin-section CT findings and pathologic subgroups in 55 patients
    Takeshi Johkoh
    Department of Radiology, Osaka Univ Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0825, Japan
    Radiology 225:199-204. 2002
    ..To characterize thin-section computed tomographic (CT) findings of pathologic subgroups of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NIP) in a sizeable number of patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Distal-tip shape-consistency testing of steam-shaped microcatheters suitable for cerebral aneurysm coil placement
    Toshi Abe
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25:1058-61. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to compare the durability of distal microcatheter steam shaping in five different catheters with typical intraprocedural stresses that are similar to those encountered during aneurysm coil placement...
  30. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis: relation between high resolution CT findings and functional impairment
    Hiroshi Terasaki
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Radiat Med 22:179-85. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma with fluctuating extent of consolidation on chest radiography
    Junko Sadohara
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Thorac Imaging 19:63-6. 2004
    ..It is important to consider the diagnosis of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma when consolidative opacities simulating pneumonia show an alternating pattern of worsening and improvement...
  32. ncbi request reprint A clinical assessment of the relationship between bone scintigraphy and serum biochemical markers in hemodialysis patients
    Seiji Kurata
    Division of Nuclear Medicine and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 18:513-8. 2004
    ..In this study, we examined the correlation between quantifying bone scintigraphy and serum biochemical markers in hemodialysis patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Chronic cystic lung disease: diagnostic accuracy of high-resolution CT in 92 patients
    Mitsuhiro Koyama
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565 0871, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 180:827-35. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the various chronic cystic lung diseases can be differentiated on the basis of the pattern and distribution of abnormalities on high-resolution CT...
  34. doi request reprint The clinical characteristics and non-steroidal treatment for radiation-induced bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia syndrome after breast-conserving therapy
    Etsuyo Ogo
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Radiother Oncol 97:95-100. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to report and determine the incidence, analyze the characteristics of the pulmonary lesions on the images and also investigate the treatment methods...
  35. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary sarcoidosis: comparison of findings of inspiratory and expiratory high-resolution CT and pulmonary function tests between smokers and nonsmokers
    Hiroshi Terasaki
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:333-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of our study was to compare the high-resolution CT and pulmonary function test findings of smokers and nonsmokers with pulmonary sarcoidosis...
  36. doi request reprint Chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis on MR imaging
    Tatsuyuki Tonan
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 18:383-402, ix. 2010
    ..In particular, the characteristic MR imaging features of morphologic changes and focal manifestations of chronic liver disease are highlighted...
  37. doi request reprint Assessment of atherosclerosis in oncologic patients using ¹⁸F-fluoride PET/CT
    Seiji Kurata
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 27:481-6. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, distribution, and relationship of (18)F-fluoride uptake and arterial calcification in oncologic patients using (18)F-fluoride PET/CT...
  38. ncbi request reprint MR imaging of thymic epithelial tumors: correlation with World Health Organization classification
    Atsuo Inoue
    Department of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Radiat Med 24:171-81. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of various subtypes of thymic epithelial tumors based on the World Health Organization classification...
  39. ncbi request reprint A survey of radiation-induced bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia syndrome after breast-conserving therapy in Japan
    Etsuyo Ogo
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:123-31. 2008
    ..We surveyed major hospitals in Japan to review their findings of radiation-induced BOOP, in particular the clinical and pictorial characteristics of the entity...
  40. doi request reprint 18F-FDG-PET findings of rare case of nonsecretory plasmablastic myeloma
    Hiroko Kaibara
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 23:807-11. 2009
    ..Bone marrow biopsy to evaluate the curative effect showed no viable tumor cells. We present a rare case of nonsecretory plasmablastic myeloma detected by (18)F-FDG-PET...
  41. ncbi request reprint Hilar and suprapancreatic cholangiocarcinoma: value of 3D angiography and multiphase fusion images using MDCT
    Masafumi Uchida
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 184:1572-7. 2005
    ..The 3D rendering of the biliary tree provide valuable information for planning surgery, including the location of the obstruction and its relationship to the surrounding vessels...
  42. doi request reprint Thin-section CT imaging that correlates with pulmonary function tests in obstructive airway disease
    Hiroaki Arakawa
    Department of Radiology, Dokkyo Medical University, 880 Kita Kobayashi, Mibu, Tochigi 321 0293, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 80:e157-63. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify independent CT findings that correlated with pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with obstructive airway diseases...
  43. pmc Overexpression of chitinase 3-like 1/YKL-40 in lung-specific IL-18-transgenic mice, smokers and COPD
    Yuki Sakazaki
    Division of Respirology, Neurology, and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    PLoS ONE 6:e24177. 2011
    ..Thus our results suggest that chitinase-related genes may play an important role in establishing pulmonary inflammation and emphysematous changes in smokers and COPD patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Bronchial arteriovenous malformation: MDCT angiography findings
    Daiji Uchiyama
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:W409-11. 2007
  45. doi request reprint Characterization of a patient with atypical amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
    Sachiko Kanaji
    Division of Medical Biochemistry, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Saga Medical School, Saga, Japan
    Eur J Haematol 80:361-4. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report that describes a case of amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia that is not caused by a mutation in MPL and demonstrates the severe impairment of GPVI expression on platelets...
  46. ncbi request reprint Mastopathic-type fibroadenoma and ductal adenoma of the breast with false-positive fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography
    Rin Yamaguchi
    Department of Pathology, Kurume University Medical Center, Kurume, Japan
    Jpn J Radiol 27:280-4. 2009
    ..5 on PET. It was diagnosed as fibroadenoma of mastopathic type histopathologically by excisional biopsy. The readers should be aware that these benign tumors may cause false-positive results on PET...
  47. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of exercise-induced acute renal failure in renal hypouricemia using Tc-99m DTPA renography
    Hidemi Nishida
    Department of Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 19:325-9. 2005
    ..We also show that Tc-99m DTPA renography is useful in precisely evaluating the degree of improvement of exercise-induced ARF...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evolution of virtual CT laparoscopy for preoperative imaging in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Masafumi Uchida
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 49:47-52. 2002
    ..We emphasize that our new technique may contribute to the laparoscopy during surgery as the aid of understanding of anatomical structures in these organs...
  49. ncbi request reprint Improved breast cancer detection of prone breast fluorodeoxyglucose-PET in 118 patients
    Hayato Kaida
    Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Nucl Med Commun 29:885-93. 2008
    ..To prospectively evaluate the breast cancer detection of prone breast positron emission tomography (PET) images in comparison with supine whole-body PET images...
  50. ncbi request reprint Glucose transporter expression of an esophageal gastrointestinal tumor detected by F-18 FDG PET/CT
    Hayato Kaida
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Nucl Med 35:505-9. 2010
    ..GLUT-3 had no expression on membranes or in cytoplasm. Esophageal GIST is rare and the relationship between GLUT expression and F-18 FDG accumulation in GIST is probably rare...
  51. doi request reprint Expansion of the phenotypic spectrum of SCA14 caused by the Gly128Asp mutation in PRKCG
    Shiroh Miura
    Division of Respirology, Neurology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 111:211-5. 2009
    ..It is possible that patients with the G128D mutation suffering from SCA14 may sometimes be classified as unaffected due to the varying clinical signs among family members...
  52. doi request reprint Comparison of dynamic MRI at 3.0 T and MDCT of pancreatobiliary disease: evaluation with source, MPR, CPR, and MIP images for image quality and hepatic arterial and portal venous vessel conspicuity
    Masafumi Uchida
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Japan
    J Magn Reson Imaging 29:846-52. 2009
    ..0T and multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) in the same patient with regard to image quality of pancreatobiliary disease and hepatic vascular conspicuity...
  53. ncbi request reprint Improved detection of breast cancer on FDG-PET cancer screening using breast positioning device
    Hayato Kaida
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 22:95-101. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the detection rate of breast cancer by positron emission tomography cancer screening using a breast positioning device...
  54. ncbi request reprint High-resolution computed tomographic angiography/computed tomographic cholangiography image fusion of the hepatobiliary system
    Masafumi Uchida
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Japan
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 30:913-6. 2006
    ..We demonstrated the feasibility of fusion images of the hepatobiliary system. We believe that fusion images are extremely valuable for applications such as preoperative planning for hepatic and bile duct resection...
  55. ncbi request reprint Assessment of therapeutic effect in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism using bone scintigraphy
    Hayato Kaida
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 19:367-72. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate of the therapeutic effect of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHP)...
  56. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of inflammation in carotid atherosclerosis: analysis with fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography
    Nobuhiro Tahara
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Eur Heart J 28:2243-8. 2007
    ..However, it is unknown how often atherosclerosis has inflammation in humans. Thus, we examined the prevalence of inflammation in documented carotid atherosclerosis using FDG-PET imaging...
  57. ncbi request reprint Diffuse and diffuse-plus-focal uptake in the thyroid gland identified by using FDG-PET: prevalence of thyroid cancer and Hashimoto's thyroiditis
    Seiji Kurata
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 21:325-30. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint CT image fusion for 3D depiction of anatomic abnormalities of the hepatic hilum
    Masafumi Uchida
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka, 830 0011, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:W184-91. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to show how CT image fusion with 3D reconstruction is used to depict in detail the anatomic structures of the hepatic hilum in the presence of hepatobiliary abnormalities...
  59. ncbi request reprint Vascular inflammation evaluated by [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography is associated with the metabolic syndrome
    Nobuhiro Tahara
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardio Vascular Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1533-9. 2007
    ..We investigated factors for carotid artery inflammation by [(18)F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of whole PTH assay in patients with renal osteodystrophy--correlation with bone scintigraphy
    Hayato Kaida
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 19:179-84. 2005
    ..As such, a whole PTH assay has recently been developed. The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of a whole PTH assay using the bone to soft tissue (B/ST) ratio on bone scintigraphy...
  61. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of bone uptake ratio of bone scintigraphy in hemodialysis patients
    Hidemi Nishida
    Department of Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 19:91-4. 2005
    ..It is important to estimate the bone metabolism in patients with renal osteodystrophy. The methods of estimation must be noninvasive, accurate, and able to measure repeatedly...
  62. ncbi request reprint Tumor thrombus in the inferior vena cava from colon cancer detected by 18F-FDG-PET
    Hayato Kaida
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center, Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 21:185-8. 2007
    ..To our knowledge, there are a few reports concerning 18F-FDG-PET and IVC tumor thrombus. 18F-FDG-PET may be useful in diagnosing tumor thrombus...
  63. ncbi request reprint Value of fusing PET plus CT images in hepatocellular carcinoma and combined hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma patients with extrahepatic metastases: preliminary findings
    Sakae Nagaoka
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Liver Int 26:781-8. 2006
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  64. ncbi request reprint Pelvic inflammatory disease with periappendicitis in a pediatric patient
    Seiji Kurata
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, 830 0011, Japan
    Radiat Med 25:178-80. 2007
    ..We present a case of PID with periappendicitis in a 12-year-old girl. Her CT findings are described, and the histopathologic findings of periappendicitis are discussed...
  65. doi request reprint Heterogeneous myocardial FDG uptake and the disease activity in cardiac sarcoidosis
    Nobuhiro Tahara
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardio Vascular Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:1219-28. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the usefulness of fasting (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) in the diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) and compared it with FDG uptake in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary dirofilariasis: computed tomography findings and correlation with pathologic features
    Yasuji Oshiro
    Department of Radiology, Okinawa National Hospital, National Hospital Organization, Okinawa, Japan
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 28:796-800. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the computed tomography (CT) and pathologic features of 5 nodules of pulmonary dirofilariasis in 4 patients...
  67. ncbi request reprint Subpleural lipoma in children
    Daiji Uchiyama
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine
    Intern Med 46:917. 2007
  68. ncbi request reprint Early gastric cancer and early colon cancer detected simultaneously by PET cancer screening incidentally
    Hayato Kaida
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 20:317-20. 2006
    ..The gastric lesion was treated by distal gastrectomy and D2 lymphadenectomy and the colon cancer by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Both surgical specimens were positive for cancer...
  69. ncbi request reprint Vibrio vulnificus-necrotizing fasciitis in patient with cirrhosis
    Daiji Uchiyama
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine
    Intern Med 46:143. 2007
  70. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyolysis induced by psychotropic drugs
    Hayato Kaida
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Japan
    Clin Nucl Med 30:569-70. 2005
    ..Bone scintigraphy is useful in making an early diagnosis and evaluating the location and degree of muscle injury in rhabdomyolysis...
  71. ncbi request reprint Study on the usefulness of whole body SPECT coronal image, MIP image in 67Ga scintigraphy
    Seiji Kawamura
    Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 16:221-6. 2002
    ..Our data suggest that whole body SPECT is an excellent technique as an alternative to WB/SC...
  72. ncbi request reprint Assessment of pancreatic CT enhancement using a high concentration of contrast material
    Masaharu Shinagawa
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Radiat Med 21:74-9. 2003
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of pancreatic enhancement using a high concentration of contrast material in CT...
  73. doi request reprint Primary splenic lymphoma detected by F-18 FDG PET
    Fumika Takata
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, PET Center and Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Japan
    Clin Nucl Med 33:204-7. 2008
  74. ncbi request reprint Clinical benefits of rotational 3D angiography in endovascular treatment of ruptured cerebral aneurysm
    Toshi Abe
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 23:686-8. 2002
    ..To clarify the clinical benefits of rotational 3D digital subtraction angiography (DSA), we retrospectively analyzed its advantages and disadvantages at the time of interventional procedures for ruptured cerebral aneurysms...
  75. ncbi request reprint Elevated levels of thioredoxin 1 in the lungs and sera of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, non-specific interstitial pneumonia and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
    Yasuhiro Iwata
    Division of Respirology, Neurology, and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Intern Med 49:2393-400. 2010
    ..Here, we investigated whether or not TRX1 levels are altered in the lungs and sera of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), NSIP, and COP...
  76. ncbi request reprint Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery
    Daiji Uchiyama
    Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume
    Intern Med 46:69. 2007
  77. ncbi request reprint Supplement improves nutrition and stresses caused by examination-associated fasting in patients with liver cirrhosis
    Takumi Kawaguchi
    Department of Digestive Disease Information and Research, Kurume School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Hepatol Res 38:1178-85. 2008
    ..Conclusion: We demonstrated that a nutritional supplement improved nutrition and reduced both the physical and mental stresses associated with examination-associated fasting in cirrhotic patients...
  78. ncbi request reprint Simvastatin attenuates plaque inflammation: evaluation by fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography
    Nobuhiro Tahara
    Department of Medicine Cardiovascular Research Institute, Division of Cardio Vascular Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1825-31. 2006
    ..We investigated whether simvastatin attenuates plaque inflammation by using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18FDG-PET) co-registered with computerized tomography...
  79. doi request reprint Periostin and bone marrow fibrosis
    Eijiro Oku
    Division of Haematology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Int J Hematol 88:57-63. 2008
    ..These results indicate that periostin is a component of BM fibrosis and that it may play a role in the disease progression...
  80. ncbi request reprint Comparison of histological findings and parathyroid scintigraphy in hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroid glands
    Hidemi Nishida
    Department of Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Kurume University School of Medicine, Asahimachi, Fukuoka, Japan
    Endocr J 52:223-8. 2005
    ..The detectability of both MIBI and Tetro was greater for N-type than for D-type. Tc-99m MIBI or Tc-99m Tetro parathyroid scintigraphy therefore may be used clinically to distinguish N-type from D-type parathyroid gland hyperplasia...
  81. ncbi request reprint Technetium-99 m sestamibi imaging in patients with subacute thyroiditis
    Yuji Hiromatsu
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, 830 0011, Japan
    Endocr J 50:239-44. 2003
    ..Tc-99 m sestamibi uptake in the early phase in the acute stage of SAT may reflect the inflammatory process associated with SAT...
  82. doi request reprint Regional cerebral blood flow changes in early-onset anorexia nervosa before and after weight gain
    Hiroko Komatsu
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Fukuoka, Japan
    Brain Dev 32:625-30. 2010
    ..These results suggested that weight gain during the process of recovery from early-onset AN might activate specific brain regions which are possibly relevant to the pathophysiological aspects of the disorder...
  83. ncbi request reprint [Development of automatic analysis for dynamic renal function study using computed tomographic (CT) images]
    Ryuuji Ikematsu
    Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital
    Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi 63:1377-81. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the computer algorithm we developed was considered to provide reliable results, apart from the variability among operators, because of its good reproducibility...
  84. ncbi request reprint [Research on time-course differential imaging by bone scintigraphy]
    Seiji Kawamura
    Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital
    Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi 61:997-1005. 2005
    ..It is considered that enhancement of or changes in abnormal hot regions will be more accurately understood through further detailed discussion in the future...
  85. ncbi request reprint Myocardial ischemia in Kawasaki disease: evaluation with dipyridamole stress technetium 99m tetrofosmin scintigraphy
    Tsuyoshi Fukuda
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
    J Nucl Cardiol 9:632-7. 2002
    ..This study was performed to evaluate myocardial perfusion in patients with KD through use of technetium 99m tetrofosmin (TF) in conjunction with dipyridamole vasodilator stress...
  86. ncbi request reprint Development of a Virtual Private Database for a multi-institutional Internet-based Radiation Oncology Database overcoming differences in protocols
    Hajime Harauchi
    School of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
    Igaku Butsuri 22:125-33. 2002
    ..VPDS realizes integration of different plural databases, regardless of differences in entry methods, protocols, definitions and interpretations of contents of clinical data elements between facilities...
  87. ncbi request reprint [An attempt of temporal image subtraction technique on bone scintigraphy]
    Seiji Kawamura
    Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Kurume University Hospital
    Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi 60:299-302. 2004