Masaki Hirose

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In this report we evaluate an image registration technique that can improve the information content of intraoperative image data by deformable matching of preoperative images. In this study, pretreatment 1.5 tesla (T) magnetic resonance (MR) images of the prostate are registered with 0.5 T intraoperative images. The method involves rigid and nonrigid(More)
To elucidate the still unclear mechanism of delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, we serially performed single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) on a 3.0T system and intelligence tests in 2 patients, while they were undergoing hyperbaric oxygenation therapy. The chronological(More)
We studied the relationship between the mitochondrial density in the cells and the cellular sensitivity to the toxicity of cis-diaminedichloroplatinum II (cisplatin), a potent anticancer agent. Biochemical analyses revealed that the density of mitochondria in the intestinal epithelium changed markedly along its entire length. The density was the highest at(More)
Existing 3D sketching methods typically allow the user to draw in empty space which is imprecise and lacks tactile feedback. We introduce a shape-stamping interface where users can model with tangible 3D primitive shapes. Each of these shapes represents a copy or a fragment of the construction material. Instead of modeling in empty space, these shapes allow(More)
To evaluate on-line effects of quadripulse stimulation (QPS) over the primary motor cortex (M1) on cortical areas in the contralateral hemisphere. QPS consisted of 24 bursts of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) pulses with an inter-burst interval of 5 s for 2 min (for on-line effect study) or 360 bursts for 30 min (for after-effect study). Each burst(More)
Behçet disease (BD) is a chronic relapsing multisystem disorder of unknown etiology, which preferentially affects the oral and genital mucous membranes, skin, and eyes. Neurological involvement is one of the most serious manifestations of BD, known as neuro-Behçet disease (NBD). We here describe clinical, radiological, and neuropathological findings for two(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection has been reported to cause gastroduodenal ulcer, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, and gastric cancer. Recent studies have suggested that H. pylori infection may also associate with other diseases, including hematologic and dermatologic disorders, and cardiovascular injury, by unknown mechanisms. METHODS(More)
To elucidate the role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in determination of growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, we examined wild-type Hepa1-6 cells and their rho(0) cells with depleted mtDNA in vitro and in vivo. Cultured rho(0) cells grew more rapidly than did wild-type cells. Production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was higher in wild-type cells than in(More)
OBJECTIVE Quadripulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (QPS) is a newly designed patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Previous studies of QPS showed bidirectional effects on the primary motor cortex (M1), which depended on its inter-stimulus interval (ISI): motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were potentiated at short ISIs and depressed(More)