Mimasaka Sohtaro



Graduate School of Medicine  Doctorial Course in Medicine  Public Health and Environmental Medicine  Department of Forensic Science

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Hondo 1-1-1, Akita 010-8543

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Research Fields, Keywords

forensic medicine, child abuse, sudden death

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1989.04

    Nihon University   Faculty of Medicine   Graduated

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  • 2001.09

    Univertsity of Glasgow   Visiting scolar

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  • Tohoku University -  Doctor(Medicine)

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  • 2009.04

    Akita University   Graduate School of Medicine   Doctorial Course in Medicine   Public Health and Environmental Medicine   Professor  

  • 2009.03

    Akita University   School of Medicine   Professor  

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  • Legal medicine


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  • Visualization of old bruises in children: Use of violet light to record long-term bruises.

    Mimasaka S, Oshima T, Ohtani M.

    Forensic Science International   282   74 - 78   2018.01  [Refereed]

    Domestic Co-author


  • Characterization of bruises using ultrasonography for potential application in diagnosis of child abuse.

    Mimasaka S, Oshima T, Ohtani M.

    Legal Medicine   14 ( 1 ) 6 - 10   2012.01  [Refereed]

    Domestic Co-author


  • Spectrophotometric Evaluation of the Age of Bruises in Children: Measuring Changes in Bruise Color as an Indicator of Child Physical Abuse.

    Mimasaka S, Ohtani M, Kuroda N, Tsunenari S.

    Tohoku J Exp Med.     2010.01  [Refereed]

    Domestic Co-author

  • IL-6 and IL-8 are significant cytokines after trauma: studying among eleven postmortem cytokines using a multiplex immunoassay.

    Mimasaka S, Funayama M, Hashiyada M, Nata M, Tsunenari S.

    Injury     2007.09  [Refereed]

    Domestic Co-author

  • Postmortem cytokine levels and severity of traumatic injuries.

    Mimasaka S, Ohtsu Y, Tsunenari S, Funayama M.

    Int J Legal Med.     2006.09  [Refereed]

    Domestic Co-author

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  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2017.04  -  2020.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2016.04  -  2020.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2018.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2011.04  -  2014.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2009.04  -  2011.03 

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Presentations 【 display / non-display


    Sohtaro Mimasaka

    Topical issues of forensic medicine and expert practice-2019  (Moscow)  2019.04  -  2019.04 

  • Obtaining macroscopic evidence of child abuse.

    Sohtaro Mimasaka

    24th Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM)  (Fukuoka)  2018.06  -  2018.06 

  • Observation of bruises using ultrasonography.

    Sohtaro Mimasaka

    19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences  (Melbourne)  2008.10  -  2008.10 

    2008 Symposium Awards (Best Posters)

  • Age of bruise in children. A useful diagnostic evidence of child abuse and neglect.

    Sohtaro Mimasaka

    20th Congress of International Academy of Legal Medicine  (Budapest)  2006.08  -  2006.08 

  • Postmortem inflammatory cytokines and the cause of death.

    Mimasaka S, Funayama M.

    The 6th International Conference in Clinical Forensic Medicine of the World Police Medical Officers  (Sydney)  2002.03  -  2002.03 

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