Takashi Shizukuishi

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Although accurate information on thoracolumbar bone structure is essential when computed tomography (CT) images are examined, there is no automated method of labeling all the vertebrae and ribs on a CT scan. We are developing a computer-aided diagnosis system that labels ribs and thoracolumbar vertebrae automatically and have evaluated its accuracy. A(More)
Diffusion imaging is a unique noninvasive tool to detect brain white matter trajectory and integrity in vivo. However, this technique suffers from spatial distortion and signal pileup or dropout originating from local susceptibility gradients and eddy currents. Although there are several methods to mitigate these problems, most techniques can be applicable(More)
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is an idiopathic orofacial pain condition. Although the pathophysiology of BMS is not clearly understood, central and peripheral neuropathic mechanisms are thought to be involved. The authors compared brain response to noxious heat stimuli in 16 right-handed women with primary BMS and 15 sex- and age-matched right-handed healthy(More)
The pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders is complex and cannot be easily assessed by laboratory studies. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a magnetic resonance imaging technique increasingly used for noninvasive and quantitative evaluation of abnormalities of the cerebral white matter because it provides exquisite details on tissue microstructures and(More)
Primary pleural synovial sarcoma is a rare disease with poor outcomes. Although hyperthermia therapy as part of a combined treatment regimen can offer improved local tumor control, only two reports of hyperthermia therapy for synovial sarcoma have appeared in the literature, and these sarcomas were not of pleuropulmonary origin. This report of an advanced(More)
Isolated tuberculous liver parenchymal and subcapsular abscesses are unusual,^but an abdominal wall abscess secondary to a tubercular liver abscess is extremely rare. To our knowledge, there is only one reported case of an abdominal wall abscess occurring secondary to a subcapsular liver abscess. We report the first documented case of direct invasion of the(More)
Granular cell tumor of the neurohypophysis is a rare disease entity. To our knowledge, this is the first report concerning a granular cell tumor of the neurohypophysis associated with optic tract edema. A 55-year-old man underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for a medical check-up, and a suprasellar tumor was detected. Brain computed tomography(More)
Multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) creates massive amounts of data, which can overload a picture archiving and communication system (PACS). To solve this problem, we designed a new data storage and image interpretation system in an existing PACS. Two MDCT image datasets, a thick- and a thin-section dataset, and a single-detector CT thick-section(More)
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic intraoral pain syndrome featuring idiopathic oral pain and burning discomfort despite clinically normal oral mucosa. The etiology of chronic pain syndrome is unclear, but preliminary neuroimaging research has suggested the alteration of volume, metabolism, blood flow, and diffusion at multiple brain regions.(More)