Kenichiro Tanaka

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It is well known that paper is a very fluid, natural, and easy to use medium for manipulating some kinds of information. It is familiar, portable, flexible, inexpensive, and offers good readability properties. Paper also has well known limitations when compared with electronic media. Work in hybrid paper electronic interfaces seeks to bring electronic(More)
Most current interface designs require that the user focus their attention on them in order to be of value. However, as the price of computation falls, and computational capabilities make their way into many everyday objects, the demand for attention from many different directions may begin to seriously reduce the usefulness of these computational objects.(More)
User interface components such as buttons, scrollbars, menus, as well as various types of containers and separators, normally need to be resizable so that they can conform to the needs of the contents within them, or the environment in which they are placed. Unfortunately, in the past, providing dynamically resizable component appearances has required(More)
PURPOSE In the authors' proton therapy system, the patient-specific aperture can be attached to the nozzle of spot scanning beams to shape an irradiation field and reduce lateral fall-off. The authors herein verified this system for clinical application. METHODS The authors prepared four types of patient-specific aperture systems equipped with an energy(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe an outline of a proton therapy system in Nagoya Proton Therapy Center (NPTC). The NPTC has a synchrotron with a linac injector and three treatment rooms: two rooms are equipped with a gantry and the other one is equipped with a fixed horizontal beamline. One gantry treatment room has a pencil beam scanning treatment(More)
This paper describes a method for recovering appearance of inner slices of translucent objects. The outer appearance of translucent objects is a summation of the appearance of slices at all depths, where each slice is blurred by depth-dependent point spread functions (PSFs). By exploiting the difference of low-pass characteristics of depth-dependent PSFs,(More)
PURPOSE Serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images acquired from multisite and multivendor MRI scanners are widely used in measuring longitudinal structural changes in the brain. Precise and accurate measurements are important in understanding the natural progression of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. However, geometric(More)
This paper presents a method for recovering shape and normal of a transparent object from a single viewpoint using a Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera. Our method is built upon the fact that the speed of light varies with the refractive index of the medium and therefore the depth measurement of a transparent object with a ToF camera may be distorted. We show(More)
We have proposed four dimensional (4D) digitally reconstructed radiography (DRR) for verifying a lung tumor position during volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). An internal target volume (ITV) was defined based on two clinical target volumes (CTVs) delineated on maximum exhalation and maximum inhalation images acquired by 4D planning computed tomography(More)