Naoki Kamiya

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The purpose of this study is to recognize the psoas major muscle on X-ray CT images. For this purpose, we propose a novel recognition method. The recognition process in this method involves three steps: the generation of a shape model for the psoas major muscle, recognition of anatomical points such as the origin and insertion, and the recognition of the(More)
Our purpose in this study is to segment the rectus abdominis muscle region in X-ray CT images, and we propose a novel recognition method based on the shape model. In this method, three steps are included in the segmentation process. The first is to generate a shape model for the rectus abdominis muscle. The second is to recognize anatomical feature points(More)
Our motivation was to provide an automatic tool for radiologists and orthopedic surgeons for improving the quality of life of an aging population. We propose a method for generating a shape model and a fully automated segmenting scheme for the psoas major muscle in X-ray CT images by using the shape model. Our approach consists of two steps: (1) The(More)
SUMMARY Our purpose in this study is to develop a scheme to segment the rectus abdominis muscle region in X-ray CT images. We propose a new muscle recognition method based on the shape model. In this method, three steps are included in the segmentation process. The first is to generate a shape model for representing the rectus abdominis muscle. The second(More)
PURPOSE The maximum limit of MR scanner noise and necessity of ear protection is defined in the IEC standard (IEC60601-2-33) of MR safety. With improvements in MR scanner performance, pulse sequences generating higher scanning noise have been used clinically. In this study, we investigated the factors significantly related to potential acoustic trauma cases(More)
In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the ideal phantom should have similar T1 and T2 values to those of organs of interest for measuring the change in signal intensity, contrast ratio and contrast noise ratio. There have been several reports to develop such a phantom using materials with limited availability or complex methods. In this study, we have(More)
In recent years, a variety of medical images are used for diagnosis. However, it is difficult to understand these images by patient without anatomical knowledge. In particular, CT images consist of large number of slice images. It causes a lack of understanding about positional information in their body. This will adversely affect the first-person informed(More)
In Japan, e-Japan Strategy II, which was announced in 2003, has been promoting the digital archives of tangible and intangible cultural heritage [1]. This effort is being continued in the i-Japan Strategy 2015 which was published in 2009 [2]. In addition, in a dangerous area such as a disaster area is in need of detailed data for lifesavings and(More)
We performed combination therapy with irinotecan (CPT-11) plus nedaplatin (254-S) for patients with cervical cancer. A total of 9 patients with cervical cancer (5 patients treated in neoadjuvant setting and 4 patients for recurrent disease) were administered 80 mg/m(2) of 254-Sintravenously on day 1 and 50 mg/m(2) of CPT-11 intravenously on day 1, 8 and 15.(More)
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