Hiroshi Kondo

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SUMMARY The purpose of our study is to develop an algorithm that would enable the automated detection of lacunar infarct on T1-and T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images. Automated identification of the lacunar infarct regions is not only useful in assisting radiologists to detect lacunar infarcts as a computer-aided detection (CAD) system but is also(More)
A probabilistic model was proposed in this research for fully-automated segmentation of liver region in non-contrast X-ray torso CT images. This probabilistic model was composed of two kinds of probability that show the location and density (CT number) of the liver in CT images. The probability of the liver on the spatial location was constructed from a(More)
The incidence of liver diseases is very high in Asian countries. This paper introduces our computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for diagnosing liver cancer and describes the fundamental technologies employed in the system and its performance. The results showed that our system is useful for diagnosing liver cancer, and it is expected that employing CAD in(More)
It has been reported that widespread multisystem degeneration can occur in patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SALS) who have survived for long periods with artificial respiratory support (ARS). We report a case of SALS of 8 years and 8 months duration in a 71-year-old woman, who received ARS for 7 years and 8 months. In this patient, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to assess the correlation between the intensity and characteristics of contrast enhancement on angiographically assisted CT and the intensity of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and in the surrounding nontumorous liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS The intensity of VEGF(More)
Animal cells disassemble and reassemble their nuclear envelopes (NEs) upon each division. Nuclear envelope breakdown (NEBD) serves as a major regulatory mechanism by which mixing of cytoplasmic and nuclear compartments drives the complete reorganization of cellular architecture, committing the cell for division. Breakdown is initiated by(More)
LIM-kinase 1 (LIMK1) regulates actin cytoskeletal reorganization by phosphorylating and inactivating actin-depolymerizing factor and cofilin. We examined the role of LIMK1 in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-induced neuritogenesis in primary-cultured rat cortical neurons. Knockdown of LIMK1 or expression of a kinase-dead LIMK1 mutant suppressed(More)
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are often treated by pushable fibered or non-fibered microcoils, using an anchor or scaffold technique or with an Amplatzer plug through a guiding sheath. When performing percutaneous transcatheter microcoil embolization, there is a risk of coil migration, particularly with high-flow type PAVMs. The authors(More)