Patents by Inventor Satoshi Wakai

Satoshi Wakai 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).

  • Patent number: 11423532
    Abstract: According to embodiment, an image processing apparatus comprising a specifying unit and a display controller. The specifying unit that specifies an acquisition position of an indicator relating to blood flow on a blood vessel-containing image collected by a medical image diagnostic apparatus. The display controller that displays the acquisition position on the blood vessel-containing image and displays the indicator on a display unit in association with the acquisition position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihito Takahashi, Satoshi Wakai, Takuya Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 11398063
    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: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Patent number: 11373324
    Abstract: A depth acquisition device includes a memory and a processor performing: acquiring, from the memory, intensities of infrared light measured by imaging with infrared light emitted from a light source and reflected on a subject by pixels in an imaging element; generating a depth image by calculating the distance for each pixel based on the intensities; acquiring, from the memory, a visible light image generated by imaging, with visible light, the substantially same scene from the substantially same viewpoint at the substantially same timing as those of the infrared light image; detecting a lower reflection region showing an object having a lower reflectivity from the infrared light image in accordance with the infrared light image and the visible light image; correcting a corresponding lower reflection region in the depth image in accordance with the visible light image; and outputting the depth image with the corrected lower reflection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Azuma, Satoshi Sato, Nobuhiko Wakai, Kohsuke Yoshioka, Noritaka Shimizu, Yoshinao Kawai, Takaaki Amada, Yoko Kawai, Takeshi Murai, Hiroki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11364002
    Abstract: A medical-image processing apparatus and a medical-image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment include an acquisition unit, a generation unit, an identification unit, and a display control unit. The acquisition unit acquires a medical image containing a blood vessel collected by the medical-image diagnostic apparatus. The generation unit generates an anatomical structure model based on the medical image acquired by the acquisition unit. The identification unit identifies a position, on the medical image, of an index relating to blood flow analyzed through fluid analysis using the anatomical structure model. The display control unit displays the position of the index on the medical image, and also displays the index associated with the position of the index on the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Wakai, Takuya Sakaguchi, Akihito Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11109829
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an estimation unit, an extraction unit, and a specifying unit. The estimation unit estimates a position of a plaque in a blood vessel based on data of CT images constituting a time series, with the blood vessel being enhanced by a contrast medium. The extraction unit extracts regions constituting the blood vessel from the CT images. The specifying unit specifies stress values respectively corresponding to the regions based on a moving displacement due to cardiac pulsation in each of the regions, and specifies an exfoliation risk of the plaque based on an index indicating hardness of the plaque and the stress value in the region corresponding to the position of the plaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Publication number: 20210085271
    Abstract: A medical-image processing apparatus and a medical-image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment include an acquisition unit, a generation unit, an identification unit, and a display control unit. The acquisition unit acquires a medical image containing a blood vessel collected by the medical-image diagnostic apparatus. The generation unit generates an anatomical structure model based on the medical image acquired by the acquisition unit. The identification unit identifies a position, on the medical image, of an index relating to blood flow analyzed through fluid analysis using the anatomical structure model. The display control unit displays the position of the index on the medical image, and also displays the index associated with the position of the index on the medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi WAKAI, Takuya SAKAGUCHI, Akihito TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10888290
    Abstract: A medical-image processing apparatus and a medical-image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment include an acquisition unit, a generation unit, an identification unit, and a display control unit. The acquisition unit acquires a medical image containing a blood vessel collected by the medical-image diagnostic apparatus. The generation unit generates an anatomical structure model based on the medical image acquired by the acquisition unit. The identification unit identifies a position, on the medical image, of an index relating to blood flow analyzed through fluid analysis using the anatomical structure model. The display control unit displays the position of the index on the medical image, and also displays the index associated with the position of the index on the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Wakai, Takuya Sakaguchi, Akihito Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200410726
    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: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki ISHII, Satoshi WAKAI, Kazumasa ARAKITA, Takuma IGARASHI, Yasuko FUJISAWA, Shigeo KAMINAGA, Kenji HIROHATA, Junichiro OOGA
  • Publication number: 20200349708
    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: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuma IGARASHI, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Hideaki Ishii, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Odga
  • Patent number: 10776960
    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: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Patent number: 10748285
    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: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Igarashi, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Hideaki Ishii, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Patent number: 10561381
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a memory circuit; a display; and processing circuitry configured to acquire medical images of an object at respective time phases, detect respective positions of a treatment device in the medical images, acquire biological information from the medical images, compute biological indexes indicating degree of a treatment effect for the respective time phases based on the biological information, cause the memory circuit to store the biological indexes and the respective positions of the treatment device in the medical images such that each biological index is associated with a position of the treatment device in a medical image, from which the biological information corresponding to the each biological index is acquired, for the respective time phases, and cause the display to display each position of the treatment device and a biological index associated with the each position of the treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Wakai
  • Patent number: 10478073
    Abstract: A centerline extraction unit extracts at least two coronary artery centerline structures from at least two images respectively corresponding to at least two cardiac phases concerning a heart, an interpolation processing unit interpolates coronary artery centerline structures concerning other cardiac phases from the at least two extracted coronary artery centerline structures to generate coronary artery centerline structures respectively corresponding to a plurality of cardiac phases throughout one heartbeat of the heart, and a displacement distribution calculation unit calculates a plurality of displacement distributions between the respective cardiac phases from a plurality of coronary artery centerline structures throughout the one heartbeat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Patent number: 10451699
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an image processing device includes memory circuitry configured to store a program; and processing circuitry configured, by executing the program, to extract an outer wall of a tubular structure by using a fat image obtained by a water/fat separation method of magnetic resonance imaging, and generate a tubular-structure wall image in which a wall of the tubular structure is distinguished, based on the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Wakai
  • Patent number: 10405817
    Abstract: An X-ray image diagnosis apparatus includes an X-ray tube, an X-ray detector, a fluid information acquisition unit, a registration unit, and a capturing direction controller. The X-ray tube emits X-rays toward a subject. The X-ray detector detects the X-rays having passed through the subject. The fluid information acquisition unit acquires fluid information on a target site including a region of interest of the subject captured by an ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus. The registration unit extracts position information of a probe of the ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus. The capturing direction controller controls capturing direction for capturing the target site based on the position information and a direction in which a fluid flows indicated by the fluid information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Wakai, Tetsuya Yokota
  • Publication number: 20190221008
    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: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki ISHII, Satoshi WAKAI, Kazumasa ARAKITA, Takuma IGARASHI, Yasuko FUJISAWA, Shigeo KAMINAGA, Kenji HIROHATA, Junichiro OOGA
  • Publication number: 20190189270
    Abstract: A hospital information apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to obtain past information related to a subject for whom an examination order is issued. The processing circuit is configured to set one or more additional examination orders on the basis of an analysis performed on the past information. The processing circuit is configured to determine a proposed order from among the additional examination orders on the basis of a relationship between the examination order and the additional examination orders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki ISHII, Satoshi Wakai
  • Patent number: 10275908
    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: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishii, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Yasuko Fujisawa, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kenji Hirohata, Junichiro Ooga
  • Patent number: 10249043
    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: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Ooga, Kenji Hirohata, Shigeo Kaminaga, Yasuko Fujisawa, Satoshi Wakai, Kazumasa Arakita, Takuma Igarashi, Hideaki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20190087955
    Abstract: According to embodiment, an image processing apparatus comprising a specifying unit and a display controller. The specifying unit that specifies an acquisition position of an indicator relating to blood flow on a blood vessel-containing image collected by a medical image diagnostic apparatus. The display controller that displays the acquisition position on the blood vessel-containing image and displays the indicator on a display unit in association with the acquisition position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporaton
    Inventors: Akihito TAKAHASHI, Satoshi WAKAI, Takuya SAKAGUCHI