Hisatoyo Kato

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of the computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) scheme on the detection of pulmonary nodules (PNs) in single-exposure dual-energy subtraction computed radiography (CR) images of the chest, and to evaluate the effect of this CAD scheme on radiologists' detectibilaties. METHODS AND MATERIAL We compared the detectability by the(More)
It is reported that the use of the dual-energy subtraction method enhances the abnormal shadow detection capability. However, because the subtracted image is significantly inferior to the original in signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the x-ray dosage normally used for chest x-rays has not yielded subtracted images with adequate SNRs. Under these circumstances,(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the usefulness of computerized detection of pulmonary nodules (PNs) in single-exposure dual-energy subtraction computed radiography (CR) images of the chest. METHODS AND MATERIAL Our scheme uses bone-subtracted CR (BS-CR) images, and consists of a contrast-adaptive filter for detection of the candidates for PNs and a vessel-enhancing(More)
This short paper summarizes the basic concept and the technology of a new computed radiographic system which uses an energy-storage phosphorus panel called “Imaging Plate” as an image sensor. The “Imaging Plate” can be used to obtain radiographs in exactly the same way as the screen-film combination is used in conventional radiography. The system eliminates(More)
There is increasing evidence indicating that free radicals and oxygenases such as cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) are related to the onset and development of neurodegenerative diseases. In order to prevent and/or delay these diseases, the use of radical-scavenging antioxidants and inhibitors against oxygenases has received much attention. In the(More)
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