Naohiro Hozumi

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The authors have proposed a new type of ultrasonic microscopy for biological tissue characterization. The system is driven by a nanosecond pulse voltage, the generated acoustic wave being reflected at the front and rear side of the sliced tissue. In this report, a time-frequency analysis was applied to determine the sound speed thorough the tissue.(More)
Regenerated skin with 3-dimensional structure is desired for the treatment of large burn and for the plastic surgery. High frequency ultrasound is suitable for non-destructive testing of the skin model because it provides information on morphology and mechanical properties. In this paper, spectral parameters of ultrasound radio-frequency signal from a(More)
High frequency ultrasound is suitable for non-invasive evaluation of skin because it can obtain both morphological and biomechanical information. A specially developed acoustic microscope system with the central frequency of 100 MHz was developed. The system was capable of (1) conventional C-mode acoustic microscope imaging of thinly sliced tissue, (2)(More)
A new method for two-dimensional acoustic impedance imaging for biological tissue characterization with micro-scale resolution was proposed. A biological tissue was placed on a plastic substrate with a thickness of 0.5mm. A focused acoustic pulse with a wide frequency band was irradiated from the "rear side" of the substrate. In order to generate the(More)
We have been developing a scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) system for medicine and biology featuring quantitative measurement of ultrasonic parameters of soft tissues. In the present study, we propose a new concept sound speed microscopy that can measure the thickness and speed of sound in the tissue using fast Fourier transform of a single pulsed wave(More)
Ultrasound speed and impedance microscopy was developed in order to develop in vivo imaging system. The sound speed mode realized non-contact high resolution imaging of cultured cells. This mode can be applied for assessment of biomechanics of the cells and thinly sliced tissues. The impedance mode visualized fine structures of the surface of the rat's(More)
Since 1985, we have been developing a scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) system for biomedical use and have been investigating the acoustic properties of various organs and disease states by using this SAM system. In biomedicine, SAM is useful for intraoperative pathological examination, study of low-frequency ultrasonic images, and assessment of(More)
We have been developing a scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) system for medicine and biology featuring quantitative measurement of ultrasonic speed and attenuation of soft tissues. In the present study, we will propose a new concept ultrasonic speed microscopy that can measure the thickness and ultrasonic speed using fast Fourier transform of a single(More)
This paper proposes a new method for microscopic acoustic imaging that utilizes the cross sectional acoustic impedance of biological soft tissues. In the system, a focused acoustic beam with a wide band frequency of 30-100 MHz is transmitted across a plastic substrate on the rear side of which a soft tissue object is placed. By scanning the focal point(More)
The aim of this study was to ultrasonically characterize photodamaged skin of the elderly at the microscopic level using scanning acoustic microscopy which showed two-dimentional distribution of sound speed in the skin section. We confirmed that the expression level of the elastin gene was increased in the preauricular skin (photodamaged area), compared(More)