Jian-Ming Cai

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BACKGROUND Recent studies demonstrated that in vivo and ex vivo MRI can characterize the components of the carotid atherosclerotic plaque, such as fibrous tissue, lipid/necrotic core, calcium, hemorrhage, and thrombus. The purpose of this study was to determine whether in vivo high-resolution multicontrast MRI could accurately classify human carotid(More)
We consider pure quantum states of N qubits and study the genuine N−qubit entanglement that is shared among all the N qubits. We introduce an information-theoretic measure of genuine N-qubit entanglement based on bipartite partitions. When N is an even number, this measure is presented in a simple formula, which depends only on the purities of the partially(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the capability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using different sequences in displaying atherosclerotic carotid plaque composition. METHODS Thirty-five patients received pre- and post-contrast carotid MRI examination on a 3.0T scanner. TOF, T(1)W, T(2)W, PDW and CE-T(1)W were used for identifying the positive and negative cases(More)
By using emergy indices of urban metabolisms, this paper analyzed 31 Chinese urban metabolisms' systematic structures and characteristics in 2000 and 2010. The results showed that Chinese urban metabolisms were characterized as resource consumption and coastal external dependency. Non-renewable resource emergy accounted for a higher proportion of the total(More)
  • Akabame S, Hamaguchi M, +94 authors Cuccurullo C
  • 2010
Primary Studies Adetiloye VA, Al DS. Sonographic evaluation of plaque morphology in haemodynamic and non-haemodynamic symptomatic carotid artery stenoses. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2003;32:381-85. Akabame S, Hamaguchi M, Tomiyasu K, Tanaka M, Kobayashi-Takenaka Y, Nakano K et al. Evaluation of vulnerable coronary plaques and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(More)
We consider an arbitrary d1 ⊗ d2 ⊗ · · · ⊗ dN composite quantum system and find necessary conditions for general m-party subsystem states to be the reduced states of a common N-party state. These conditions will lead to various monogamy inequalities for bipartite quantum entanglement and partial disorder in multipartite states. Our results are tightly(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of oblique-sagittal black-blood contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (OB-CEMRI) in atherosclerotic carotid artery (CA) assessment before carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS Twenty-five patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic stenosis in the carotid artery (involving 26 arteries) were scheduled for CEA. OB-CEMRI(More)
We investigate the properties of different levels of entanglement in graph states which correspond to connected graphs. Combining the operational definition of graph states and the postulates of entanglement measures, we prove that in connected graph states of N > 3 qubits there is no genuine three-qubit entanglement. For certain classes of graph states,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the difference in the vulnerability of carotid atherosclerotic plaques in patients with unilateral and bilateral intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH). METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted among 44 patients with unilateral IPH (30 cases) or bilateral IPH (14 cases) in the carotid plaques detected by magnetic resonance imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of computed tomography angiography (CTA) in quantifying atherosclerotic area in the vascular wall of the carotid artery in comparison with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Eighteen subjects (15 males and 3 females aged 63-/+8 years) with >or=50% stenosis in at least one carotid artery were enrolled(More)