Publications

Robotically Driven CT-guided Needle Insertion: Preliminary Results in Phantom and Animal Experiments.
Radiology 2017 Nov 12;285(2):454-461. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
From the Department of Radiology (T.H., T. Komaki, Y. Masaoka, Y. Matsui, H.F., T.I., S.K.) and Graduate School of Health Sciences (R.M.), Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikatacho, Kitaku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan; Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology (T. Kamegawa, T. Matsuno) and Organization for Research Promotion & Collaboration (Y.K.), Okayama University, Okayama, Japan; Collaborative Research Center for OMIC, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan (T.S.); Center for Innovative Clinical Medicine (J.S., T. Mitsuhashi), Division of Radiology, Medical Technology Department (T.Y.), and Division of Medical Informatics (H.G.), Okayama University Hospital, Okayama, Japan.

Effects of Cold Ischemia on RNA Stability and Quality of Lung Tissues Based on Standard PREanalytical Code Categorization.
Biopreserv Biobank 2017 Oct 14;15(5):484-486. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
3 Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Breast and Endocrinological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine , Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan .


Disappearance of Renal Cysts Included in Ice Ball During Cryoablation of Renal-Cell Carcinoma: A Potential Therapy for Symptomatic Renal Cysts?
J Vasc Interv Radiol 2017 Jun 30;28(6):869-876. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikatacho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

Coronary lesion characteristics with mismatch between fractional flow reserve derived from CT and invasive catheterization in clinical practice.
Heart Vessels 2017 Apr 13;32(4):390-398. Epub 2016 Sep 13.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

Radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary metastases from sarcoma: single-center retrospective evaluation of 46 patients.
Jpn J Radiol 2017 Feb 18;35(2):61-67. Epub 2016 Nov 18.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.


Measurement of epicardial fat thickness by transthoracic echocardiography for predicting high-risk coronary artery plaques.
Heart Vessels 2016 Nov 1;31(11):1758-1766. Epub 2016 Feb 1.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

Pretreatment prognostic nutritional index is a significant predictor of prognosis in patients with cervical cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
Mol Clin Oncol 2016 Nov 21;5(5):567-574. Epub 2016 Sep 21.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

Phase I/II Multi-Institutional Study of Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation for Painful Osteoid Osteoma (JIVROSG-0704).
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2016 Oct 4;39(10):1464-70. Epub 2016 Aug 4.
Department of Interventional Radiology and Clinical Ultrasound Center, Gunma University Hospital, 3-39-15, Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan.



Long-Term Survival after Radiofrequency Ablation of Lung Oligometastases from Five Types of Primary Lesions: A Retrospective Evaluation.
J Vasc Interv Radiol 2016 Sep 22;27(9):1362-1370. Epub 2016 Jul 22.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikatacho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.


Chronic interstitial pneumonia in young patients undergoing lung transplantation or autopsy: clinico-radiologic-pathologic observations from a single institution.
Jpn J Radiol 2016 Jul 11;34(7):515-22. Epub 2016 May 11.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.


Phase I/II Study of Radiofrequency Ablation for Malignant Renal Tumors: Japan Interventional Radiology in Oncology Study Group 0701.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2016 May 22;39(5):717-723. Epub 2015 Dec 22.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikata, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

Association between coronary artery calcification and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in elderly people.
Heart Vessels 2016 Apr 12;31(4):499-507. Epub 2015 Feb 12.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

Radiofrequency Ablation of Lung Tumors Using a Multitined Expandable Electrode: Impact of the Electrode Array Diameter on Local Tumor Progression.
J Vasc Interv Radiol 2016 Jan 28;27(1):87-95. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

Fever after lung radiofrequency ablation: Prospective evaluation of its incidence and associated factors.
Eur J Radiol 2015 Nov 17;84(11):2202-9. Epub 2015 Jul 17.
Departments of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Kita-ku Shikata-cho, Okayama 700-8558, Japan. Electronic address:

Retained Short Hook Wires Used for Preoperative Localization of Small Pulmonary Lesions During Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery: A Report of 2 Cases.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2015 Oct 21;38(5):1376-9. Epub 2015 Mar 21.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

The Glasgow Prognostic Score Determined During Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Is an Independent Predictor of Survival for Cervical Cancer.
Int J Gynecol Cancer 2015 Sep;25(7):1306-14
Departments of *Obstetrics and Gynecology and †Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan.

Simultaneous Multiple Preoperative Localizations of Small Pulmonary Lesions Using a Short Hook Wire and Suture System.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2015 Aug 3;38(4):971-6. Epub 2014 Dec 3.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan,

Both a visual and a semiquantitative analysis for differentiating benign from malignant chondrogenic bone tumors using Tc-99m (V) DMSA scintigraphy: a prospective study.
Nucl Med Commun 2015 Aug;36(8):802-7
Departments of aRadiology bPathology, Okayama University Hospital Departments of cMedical Materials for Musculoskeletal Reconstruction dOrthopaedic Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan.

Decreased resting-state connections within the visuospatial attention-related network in advanced aging.
Neurosci Lett 2015 Jun 26;597:13-8. Epub 2015 Mar 26.
Intelligent Robotics Institute, School of Mechatronics Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China; Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan. Electronic address:

High-dose-rate brachytherapy using molds for lip and oral cavity tumors.
Radiat Oncol 2015 Apr 8;10:81. Epub 2015 Apr 8.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5-1 Shikata-cho, 2-chome, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8525, Japan.

Hsp90 inhibitor NVP-AUY922 enhances the radiation sensitivity of lung cancer cell lines with acquired resistance to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
Oncol Rep 2015 Mar 20;33(3):1499-504. Epub 2015 Jan 20.
Department of Thoracic, Breast and Endocrinological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

Transfissural route used for preoperative localization of small pulmonary lesions with a short hook wire and suture system.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2015 Feb 20;38(1):222-6. Epub 2014 Feb 20.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan,


Cost analysis of non-invasive fractional flow reserve derived from coronary computed tomographic angiography in Japan.
Cardiovasc Interv Ther 2015 Jan 17;30(1):38-44. Epub 2014 Jul 17.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan,

Efficacy of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy in combination with irradiation for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein invasion.
Hepatol Int 2015 Jan 22;9(1):105-12. Epub 2014 Nov 22.
Department of Molecular Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Okayama City, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan,



Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for pulmonary metastases from esophageal cancer: retrospective evaluation of 21 patients.
J Vasc Interv Radiol 2014 Oct 22;25(10):1566-72. Epub 2014 Aug 22.
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2-5-1 Shikatacho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

Reduction of myocardial inflammation with steroid is not necessarily associated with improvement in left ventricular function in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis: predictors of functional improvement.
Int J Cardiol 2014 Sep 12;176(2):522-5. Epub 2014 Jul 12.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan. Electronic address:



Differential association of visceral adipose tissue with coronary plaque characteristics in patients with and without diabetes mellitus.
Cardiovasc Diabetol 2014 Mar 14;13:61. Epub 2014 Mar 14.
Department of Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.






Ad-REIC Gene Therapy: Promising Results in a Patient with Metastatic CRPC Following Chemotherapy.
Clin Med Insights Oncol 2015 23;9:31-8. Epub 2015 Mar 23.
Department of Urology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama City, Japan. ; Center for Innovative Clinical Medicine, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama City, Japan.

Diagnostic Performance of First-Pass Myocardial Perfusion Imaging without Stress with Computed Tomography (CT) Compared with Coronary CT Angiography Alone, with Fractional Flow Reserve as the Reference Standard.
PLoS One 2016 19;11(2):e0149170. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

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