US 11,653,897 B2
Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, scan support method, and medical image processing apparatus
Yoshitaka Mine, Nasushiobara (JP); Yutaka Kobayashi, Nasushiobara (JP); Jiro Higuchi, Otawara (JP); Atsushi Nakai, Nasushiobara (JP); Satoru Tezuka, Nasushiobara (JP); Kazuo Tezuka, Nasushiobara (JP); and Cong Yao, Otawara (JP)
Assigned to Canon Medical Systems Corporation, Otawara (JP)
Filed by Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Otawara (JP)
Filed on Jul. 7, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/644,260.
Claims priority of application No. JP2016-135062 (JP), filed on Jul. 7, 2016; and application No. JP2016-223312 (JP), filed on Nov. 16, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0008232 A1, Jan. 11, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 8/00 (2006.01); A61B 8/08 (2006.01); A61B 8/14 (2006.01); G06T 15/08 (2011.01); G01S 15/89 (2006.01); G01S 7/52 (2006.01); A61B 5/055 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 8/4254 (2013.01) [A61B 8/08 (2013.01); A61B 8/0875 (2013.01); A61B 8/0891 (2013.01); A61B 8/14 (2013.01); A61B 8/145 (2013.01); A61B 8/4218 (2013.01); A61B 8/463 (2013.01); A61B 8/466 (2013.01); A61B 8/483 (2013.01); A61B 8/5207 (2013.01); A61B 8/5261 (2013.01); G01S 7/52074 (2013.01); G01S 15/8936 (2013.01); G06T 15/08 (2013.01); A61B 5/055 (2013.01); A61B 8/486 (2013.01); A61B 8/488 (2013.01); G01S 15/8979 (2013.01); G01S 15/8993 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus comprising:
a position detector configured to detect a position in a three-dimensional space of one of an ultrasonic image and an ultrasonic probe;
control circuitry configured to:
use a vivisection view defined in a three-dimensional space, and
associate a structure related to a subject included in the ultrasonic image with a structure included in the vivisection view using a position and orientation in a first three-dimensional coordinate system of the structure related to the subject included in the ultrasonic image and a position and orientation in a second three-dimensional coordinate system of the structure included in the vivisection view; and
image calculation circuitry configured to generate a display image including the ultrasonic image and at least a support image indicating textual information associated with the structure.