Ryo Sakamoto

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the validity of 3D dynamic pituitary MR imaging with controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration (CAIPIRINHA), with special emphasis on demarcation of pituitary posterior lobe and stalk. METHODS Participants comprised 32 patients who underwent dynamic pituitary MR imaging due to pituitary or parasellar(More)
Quantitative values of CT attenuation, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), and standardized uptake value (SUV) were investigated for differentiation between pineal parenchymal tumors (PPTs) and germinomas. Differences in age, sex, and calcification pattern were also evaluated. Twenty-three patients with PPTs and germinomas in 20 years were retrospectively(More)
Among MR methods, the most clinically applicable temperature measurement method at deep brain might be the diffusion-weighted image (DWI) thermometry. Although only applicable to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), it is thought to be potentially useful in assessing the thermal pathophysiology of the brain in both patients and healthy subjects. The purpose of this(More)
A novel compound, N,N'-bis(2,4-di-sulfobenzyl)tolidine tetrasodium salt (SBT), was synthesized for use as a chromogenic indicator for oxidizing substances, and its applicability to the colorimetric determination of chlorine in water was examined.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accuracy of advanced non-linear registration of serial lung Computed Tomography (CT) images using Large Deformation Diffeomorphic Metric Mapping (LDDMM). METHODS FIFTEEN CASES OF LUNG CANCER WITH SERIAL LUNG CT IMAGES (INTERVAL: 62.2±26.9 days) were used. After affine transformation, three dimensional, non-linear volume(More)
Purpose To determine the improvement of radiologist efficiency and performance in the detection of bone metastases at serial follow-up computed tomography (CT) by using a temporal subtraction (TS) technique based on an advanced nonrigid image registration algorithm. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review(More)
In our previous study, we developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) system using imaging findings annotated by radiologists. The system, however, requires radiologists to input many imaging findings. In order to reduce such an interaction of radiologists, we further developed a CADx system using derived imaging findings based on calculated image features,(More)
Iterative methods on irregular grids have been used widely in all areas of comptational science and engineering for solving partial differential equations with complex geometry. They provide the flexibility to express complex shapes with relatively low computational cost. However, the direction of the evolution of high-performance processors in the last two(More)