US 11,656,451 B2
Image processing apparatus for endoscope, image processing method for endoscope, and recording medium
Takehito Hayami, Tokyo (JP); Yamato Kanda, Hino (JP); Makoto Kitamura, Hachioji (JP); and Akihiro Kubota, Kokubunji (JP)
Assigned to OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jan. 4, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/140,609.
Application 17/140,609 is a continuation of application No. PCT/JP2018/025791, filed on Jul. 6, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0149182 A1, May 20, 2021
Int. Cl. G02B 23/24 (2006.01); G06T 7/00 (2017.01)
CPC G02B 23/2446 (2013.01) [G02B 23/2484 (2013.01); G06T 7/0012 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10068 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to:
receive an observation image obtained by picking up an image of an object with an endoscope;
detect one or more lesioned parts, which each is an observation target of the endoscope, from the observation image;
perform highlighting processing on each of the one or more lesioned parts;
analyze visibility of each of the one or more lesioned parts;
analyze an importance of the each of the one or more lesioned parts;
set a display extension time of the highlighting processing of each of the one or more lesioned parts according to the analyzed visibility and the analyzed importance; and
output the observation image to which each of the one or more lesioned parts on which the highlighting processing has been performed is added.