Significance of functional hepatic resection rate calculated using 3D CT/99mTc-galactosyl human serum albumin single-photon emission computed tomography fusion imaging
Yosuke Tsuruga, Toshiya Kamiyama, Hirofumi Kamachi, Shingo Shimada, Kenji Wakayama, Tatsuya Orimo, Tatsuhiko Kakisaka, Hideki Yokoo, Akinobu Taketomi, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo 060-8638, Japan
Author contributions: All authors substantially contributed to data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation; Tsuruga Y drafted the manuscript; Kamiyama T revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; Taketomi A gave final approval of the version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Hokkaido University Hospital for Clinical Research.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent because the analysis used anonymous clinical data. For full disclosure, the details of the study are published on the home page of Hokkaido University Hospital.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no potential conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Yosuke Tsuruga, MD, PhD, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, North 15, West 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8638, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 28, 2015
Peer-review started: December 28, 2015
First decision: January 28, 2016
Revised: February 11, 2016
Accepted: March 2, 2016
Article in press: March 2, 2016
Published online: May 7, 2016