Shin-ichiro Umemura

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In this study, we investigated the induction of apoptosis by ultrasound in the presence of the novel porphyrin derivative DCPH-P-Na(I). HL-60 cells were exposed to ultrasound for up to 3 min in the presence and absence of DCPH-P-Na(I), and the induction of apoptosis was examined by analyzing cell morphology, DNA fragmentation, and caspase-3 activity.(More)
BACKGROUND A noninvasive technique to monitor thermal lesion formation is necessary to ensure the accuracy and safety of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment. The purpose of this study is to ultrasonically detect the tissue change due to thermal coagulation in the HIFU treatment enhanced by cavitation microbubbles. METHODS An ultrasound(More)
We propose a new estimation method of tissues stiffness from deformation induced by arterial pulsation. The new method was named Intrinsic Elastography (IE). Under two assumptions that the deformation induced by pulsation propagates throughout the body, and the propagation velocity (PV) is closely related to the mechanical properties of tissues, the IE can(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine how connective tissue diseases affect finger-vein pattern authentication. METHODS The finger-vein patterns of 68 patients with connective tissue diseases and 24 healthy volunteers were acquired. Captured as CCD (charge-coupled device) images by transmitting near-infrared light through fingers, they were followed up in once in each(More)
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