Patents by Inventor Kazumasa Arakita

Kazumasa Arakita has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180144475
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires image data including image data of a blood vessel of a subject. The processing circuitry performs analysis related to the blood vessel by using the image data, and specifies a region of interest in the blood vessel based on a result of the analysis. The processing circuitry performs fluid analysis on a region other than the region of interest at a first accuracy, and performs fluid analysis on the region of interest at a second accuracy that is higher than the first accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yiemeng HOI, Joseph MANAK, Kazumasa ARAKITA, Jingwu YAO, James BEGELMAN, Victor GORIN
  • Patent number: 9974510
    Abstract: An imaging condition setting unit sets imaging conditions for a pre-contrast enhancement scan, a monitoring scan, and a post-contrast enhancement scan. A ROI setting unit sets a region of interest for the monitoring scan in a reference image generated by a reference image scan executed before the pre-contrast enhancement scan, the monitoring scan, and the post-contrast enhancement scan. The scan control unit controls an X-ray generation unit and an X-ray detection unit to sequentially execute, based on the imaging conditions, the pre-contrast enhancement scan, the monitoring scan, and the post-contrast enhancement scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Gatayama, Tatsuya Watanabe, Go Mukumoto, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Patent number: 9940736
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a storage memory, processing circuitry, and a display. The storage memory stores data of a plurality of FFR distribution maps constituting a time series regarding a coronary artery, and data of a plurality of morphological images corresponding to the time series. The processing circuitry converts the plurality of FFR distribution maps into a plurality of corresponding color maps, respectively. The display displays a plurality of superposed images obtained by superposing the plurality of color maps and the plurality of morphological images respectively corresponding in phase to the plurality of color maps. The display restricts display targets for the plurality of color maps based on the plurality of FFR distribution maps or the plurality of morphological images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Publication number: 20180092615
    Abstract: A medical information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry obtains image data rendering a blood vessel of patient. The processing circuitry performs a fluid analysis on the obtained image data and calculates an index value related to a blood flow in the blood vessel with respect to each of a plurality of positions in the blood vessel. With respect to the index values to be calculated, the processing circuitry selects a position in which a first value is to be obtained from among the plurality of positions or selects a value serving as the first value from among the index values exhibited in positions. The processing circuitry causes a display to display the first value in a predetermined display region thereof used for displaying the first value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya SAKAGUCHI, Takahiko NISHIOKA, Kazumasa ARAKITA
  • Patent number: 9928593
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a structuring circuitry temporarily structures a dynamical model of analysis processing based on the time-series medical image. The identification circuitry identifies a latent variable of the dynamical model so that at least one of a prediction value of a blood vessel morphology and a prediction value of a bloodstream based on the temporarily structured dynamical model is in conformity with at least one of an observation value of the blood vessel morphology and an observation value of the bloodstream measured in advance. The analysis circuitry analyzes the dynamical model to which the identified latent variable is allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Ooga, Kenji Hirohata, Shigeo Kaminaga, Yasuko Fujisawa, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Hideaki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20180082445
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a storage memory, processing circuitry, and a display. The storage memory stores data of a plurality of FFR distribution maps constituting a time series regarding a coronary artery, and data of a plurality of morphological images corresponding to the time series. The processing circuitry converts the plurality of FFR distribution maps into a plurality of corresponding color maps, respectively. The display displays a plurality of superposed images obtained by superposing the plurality of color maps and the plurality of morphological images respectively corresponding in phase to the plurality of color maps. The display restricts display targets for the plurality of color maps based on the plurality of FFR distribution maps or the plurality of morphological images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki ISHII, Satoshi WAKAI, Kazumasa ARAKITA, Takuma IGARASHI, Yasuko FUJISAWA, Shigeo KAMINAGA, Kenji HIROHATA, Junichiro OOGA
  • Publication number: 20180018771
    Abstract: There is provided a medical image processing apparatus which includes a first extraction unit configured to extract coronary arteries depicted in images of a plurality of time phases relating to the heart, and to extract at least one stenosed part depicted in each coronary artery; a calculation unit configured to calculate a pressure gradient of each of the extracted coronary arteries, based on tissue blood flow volumes of the coronary arteries; a second extraction unit configured to extract an ischemic region depicted in the images; and a specifying unit configured to specify a responsible blood vessel of the ischemic region by referring to a dominance map, in which each of the extracted coronary arteries and a dominance territory are associated, for the extracted ischemic region, and to specify a responsible stenosis, based on the pressure gradient corresponding to a stenosed part in the specified responsible blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma IGARASHI, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Hideaki Ishii, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Publication number: 20170347975
    Abstract: An X-ray CT apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry collects pieces of image data in a plurality of time phases that contain at least a part of a coronary artery of a heart. The processing circuitry acquires image indexes regarding the pieces of image data. The processing circuitry extracts a set of image data from combinations of pieces of image data having a larger time interval than a predetermined time interval, of the pieces of image data, based on the image indexes in the respective pieces of image data. The processing circuitry performs fluid analysis regarding the coronary artery based on the extracted set of image data to obtain a fluid parameter regarding the coronary artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki ISHII, Takuya Sakaguchi, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Publication number: 20170347973
    Abstract: A medical information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry collects pieces of past image data in a plurality of time phases that contain at least a part of a coronary artery of a heart and new image data in one time phase that contains at least a part of the coronary artery and has been acquired after acquisition of the pieces of past image data. The processing circuitry performs registration processing between the pieces of collected past image data and registration processing between any one of the pieces of past image data and the new image data. The processing circuitry generates pieces of synthesized image data corresponding to the time phases of the pieces of past image data other than the past image data on which the registration processing with the new image data has been executed by reflecting a shape of the new image data based on results of the registration processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki ISHII, Takuya Sakaguchi, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Patent number: 9811907
    Abstract: There is provided a medical image processing apparatus which includes a first extraction unit configured to extract coronary arteries depicted in images of a plurality of time phases relating to the heart, and to extract at least one stenosed part depicted in each coronary artery; a calculation unit configured to calculate a pressure gradient of each of the extracted coronary arteries, based on tissue blood flow volumes of the coronary arteries; a second extraction unit configured to extract an ischemic region depicted in the images; and a specifying unit configured to specify a responsible blood vessel of the ischemic region by referring to a dominance map, in which each of the extracted coronary arteries and a dominance territory are associated, for the extracted ischemic region, and to specify a responsible stenosis, based on the pressure gradient corresponding to a stenosed part in the specified responsible blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Igarashi, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Hideaki Ishii, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Publication number: 20170316587
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a storage memory, processing circuitry, and a display. The storage memory stores data of a plurality of FFR distribution maps constituting a time series regarding a coronary artery, and data of a plurality of morphological images corresponding to the time series. The processing circuitry converts the plurality of FFR distribution maps into a plurality of corresponding color maps, respectively. The display displays a plurality of superposed images obtained by superposing the plurality of color maps and the plurality of morphological images respectively corresponding in phase to the plurality of color maps. The display restricts display targets for the plurality of color maps based on the plurality of FFR distribution maps or the plurality of morphological images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki ISHII, Satoshi WAKAI, Kazumasa ARAKITA, Takuma IGARASHI, Yasuko FUJISAWA, Shigeo KAMINAGA, Kenji HIROHATA, Junichiro OOGA
  • Patent number: 9786068
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a storage memory, processing circuitry, and a display. The storage memory stores data of a plurality of FFR distribution maps constituting a time series regarding a coronary artery, and data of a plurality of morphological images corresponding to the time series. The processing circuitry converts the plurality of FFR distribution maps into a plurality of corresponding color maps, respectively. The display displays a plurality of superposed images obtained by superposing the plurality of color maps and the plurality of morphological images respectively corresponding in phase to the plurality of color maps. The display restricts display targets for the plurality of color maps based on the plurality of FFR distribution maps or the plurality of morphological images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Patent number: 9727965
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry extracts a rigid region from predetermined medical image data among a plurality of items of medical image data. Further, between first medical image data and second medical image data among the plurality of items of medical image data, the processing circuitry performs rigid registration on the rigid region and performs non-rigid registration on a region other than the rigid region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimiko Sunami, Masahiro Ozaki, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Patent number: 9700274
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image observation apparatus includes a condition storage, list generation circuitry, and a display. The condition storage stores a plurality of display target conditions respectively corresponding to a plurality of display areas in a display screen. The list generation circuitry generates a plurality of image lists respectively corresponding to the plurality of display areas, which concern additional items of a plurality of images respectively corresponding to the display target conditions. The display displays the plurality of image lists in the plurality of display areas, and an image corresponding to an additional item selected from the plurality of displayed image lists in the corresponding display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kota Aoyagi, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Patent number: 9693743
    Abstract: According to on embodiment, a photon counting CT apparatus includes a hybrid detector and processing circuitry. The hybrid detector includes CT detectors and PCCT detectors. The CT detectors output integral signals concerning the detected X-rays. The PCCT detectors output a count signal for each of a plurality of energy bands concerning the detected X-rays. The processing circuitry estimate a count signal concerning an estimation target CT detector of the CT detectors based on an integral signal output from the estimation target CT detector and a count signal output from the PCCT detector. And the processing circuitry reconstruct an image based on the estimated count signal and the count signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Arakita, Masahiro Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20170181722
    Abstract: An imaging condition setting unit sets imaging conditions for a pre-contrast enhancement scan, a monitoring scan, and a post-contrast enhancement scan. A ROI setting unit sets a region of interest for the monitoring scan in a reference image generated by a reference image scan executed before the pre-contrast enhancement scan, the monitoring scan, and the post-contrast enhancement scan. The scan control unit controls an X-ray generation unit and an X-ray detection unit to sequentially execute, based on the imaging conditions, the pre-contrast enhancement scan, the monitoring scan, and the post-contrast enhancement scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki GATAYAMA, Tatsuya Watanabe, Go Mukumoto, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Patent number: 9690902
    Abstract: The extraction unit extracts a plurality of medical images as a list display target from an image storage unit storing a plurality of medical images and an plurality of apparatus types in association with each other. The list generation unit generates a list in which a plurality of reduced images respectively corresponding to the plurality of extracted medical images are arranged. The plurality of reduced images are arranged for each apparatus type in the list, and the list clearly indicates a reduced image corresponding to a candidate image of the plurality of extracted medical images that is more likely to be used. The display displays the generated list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Arakita, Satoshi Wakai, Kota Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 9655581
    Abstract: Provided is a medical image diagnostic apparatus, including: a collection unit for collecting data by performing irradiation of X-rays to a body part of a subject who is moving a joint; a processing unit for processing the collected data to form a plurality of internal images indicating the body part of the subject; an input unit for inputting occurrence information indicating a biological reaction that accompanies movement of the joint; a display control unit for displaying information on a display unit; and a control unit for controlling at least one of the collection unit, the processing unit, and the display control unit based on the input occurrence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kimoto, Kazumasa Arakita, Yoshihiro Ikeda, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi, Yasuko Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 9597051
    Abstract: An imaging condition setting unit sets imaging conditions for a pre-contrast enhancement scan, a monitoring scan, and a post-contrast enhancement scan. A ROI setting unit sets a region of interest for the monitoring scan in a reference image generated by a reference image scan executed before the pre-contrast enhancement scan, the monitoring scan, and the post-contrast enhancement scan. The scan control unit controls an X-ray generation unit and an X-ray detection unit to sequentially execute, based on the imaging conditions, the pre-contrast enhancement scan, the monitoring scan, and the post-contrast enhancement scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Gatayama, Tatsuya Watanabe, Go Mukumoto, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Publication number: 20170071479
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain images in a time series including images of a blood vessel of a subject and correlation information indicating a correlational relationship between physical indices of the blood vessel and function indices of the blood vessel related to vascular hemodynamics, calculate blood vessel morphology indices in a time series indicating morphology of the blood vessel of the subject, on a basis of the images in the time series, and identify a function index of the blood vessel of the subject, by using a physical index of the blood vessel of the subject obtained from the blood vessel morphology indices, on a basis of the correlation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Akira KANO, Kenji HIROHATA, Junichiro OOGA, Mitsuaki KATO, Takuya HONGO, Akihiro GORYU, Shigeo KAMINAGA, Yasuko FUJISAWA, Satoshi WAKAI, Yoshihiro IKEDA, Kazumasa ARAKITA