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A novel fingerprint recognition algorithm suitable for poor quality fingerprint is proposed, and implementation considerations to realize fingerprint recognition access controllers for residential applications are discussed. It is shown that optimizing spatial sampling interval of fingerprint image has equivalent effect of optimizing high limit frequency of(More)
This paper presents an implementation of iris recognition algorithm using phase-based image matching-an image matching technique using phase components in 2D discrete Fourier transforms (DFTs) of given images. Our experimental observation clearly shows that the use of phase components of iris images makes possible to achieve highly accurate iris recognition(More)
Previously, we have reported that a serial passage of 83P-5 strain of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in Vero cells resulted in a growth adaptation of the virus in cultured cells at the 22nd passage. In this study, we further maintained the 83P-5 in Vero cells up to the 100th passage and analyzed changes in the spike (S), membrane (M), and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Surface irregularity and bleb formation are anatomical factors that are associated with aneurysm rupture. The perianeurysmal environment has been proposed as one factor that may influence aneurysm morphology. We have developed a fusion imaging technique of 3D MR cisternography and angiography that allows clear visualization of an(More)
We have developed conventional and transparent 3D MR cisternography to investigate the spatial relationship between the contours of aneurysmal complex and the perianeurysmal structures including the cranial nerves, dural fold, cranial base bone, and brain parenchyma. Volume data obtained by a T2-weighted 3D fast spin-echo sequence were reconstructed by(More)
Various hypotheses have been reported concerning the pathogenesis of dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). However, it is still controversial whether sinus thrombosis or venous hypertension has a greater influence on the formation of DAVFs. We present a rare case of multiple DAVFs that developed after sinus thrombosis. Chronic venous hypertension secondary(More)
SUMMARY We introduce our training tools and system of neurovascular intervention. An in vitro cerebral vascular model was used for the young residents to understand the basic interventional techniques and devices. The model included several vascular lesions such as cerebral aneurysm, dural arterio-venous fistula, or carotid artery stenosis. Endovascular(More)
OBJECT Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a secreted mitogen associated with angiogenesis. The conceptual basis for therapeutic angiogenesis after plasmid human VEGF gene (phVEGF) transfer has been established in patients presenting with limb ischemia and myocardial infarction. The authors hypothesized that overexpression of VEGF using a gene(More)
BACKGROUND Treating a ruptured cerebral aneurysm during symptomatic vasospasm is very difficult. We describe the successful endovascular treatment of such a case and discuss its efficacy. CASE PRESENTATION A 34-year-old man had a sudden onset of severe headache. One week later, he was referred to our institute with gradually progressing right hemiparesis(More)
Currently, embolization of small branches of the internal carotid artery (ICA) can be embolized through superselective microcatheterization, followed by the injection of liquid or particulate embolic materials. Often, however, a microcatheter cannot be placed in a stable enough position to allow an endovascular surgeon to perform a safe embolization, and(More)