Akira Yamada

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PURPOSE To determine whether liver function correlating with indocyanine green (ICG) clearance could be estimated quantitatively from gadoxetate disodium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and the requirement for informed consent was waived. Twenty-three(More)
In this paper, we propose a MAC layer multicast protocol for 802.11n WLAN for the first time. In IEEE 802.11n, new feature at MAC layer, such as frame aggregation and more flexible link adaptation are defined to increase the effective throughput. Recently, several multicast protocols at MAC layer have been proposed for WLAN. However, these protocols don’t(More)
Popular anonymous communication systems often require sending packets through a sequence of relays on dilated paths for strong anonymity protection. As a result, increased end-to-end latency renders such systems inadequate for the majority of Internet users who seek an intermediate level of anonymity protection while using latency-sensitive applications,(More)
To compare radial volumetric imaging breath-hold examination with k-space weighted image contrast reconstruction (r-VIBE-KWIC) to Cartesian VIBE (c-VIBE) in arterial phase dynamic gadoxetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) of the liver. We reviewed 53 consecutive DCE-MRI studies performed on a 3-T unit using c-VIBE and 53(More)
OBJECTIVE Variable uptake of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) has been noticed in positron emission tomography (PET) studies of gastric carcinoma patients, with low uptake occurring especially in some particular histological subtypes and early carcinomas. But this phenomenon has not been adequately explained. The aim of the present study is to clarify(More)
DNS is one of the internet's fundamental building blocks, used by various applications such as web and mail transfer. Therefore, monitoring DNS traffic has potential to detect host anomalies such as spammers and infected hosts in a network. However, previous works assume a small number of hosts or target on domain name anomalies, so that they cannot be(More)
Human vascular endothelial cells form the interface between the bloodstream and vessel walls and are continuously subjected to mechanical stimulation. When endothelial cells are stretched cyclically, along one axis, they align perpendicular to the axis of stretch. We previously reported that applying a cyclic, uni-axial strain to cells induced tyrosine(More)
Analysis of cellular responses to chemicals at high spatiotemporal resolution is required for precise understanding of intracellular signal transduction. Here, we demonstrated a novel method for applying different solutions to a part of or all of a cell at high spatiotemporal resolution. We fabricated a microfluidic device using polydimethylsiloxane, and(More)
MPEG-2 decoding and encoding are important applications for multimedia systems. Real-time capability and low-cost implementation are the main design considerations for these systems. Due to the high computational requirements of real-time applications, multimedia systems typically use special-purpose processors to handle data. However, due to the inherent(More)