Patents by Inventor Yasunori Honjo

Yasunori Honjo 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: 11553899
    Abstract: An analysis apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to obtain quantitative values of a plurality of types of tissue properties relating to a region of interest of a subject, and generate a diagram of the region of interest based on the quantitative values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Honjo, Masaki Watanabe, Yu Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11517288
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus in an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to cause an ultrasonic probe to perform an ultrasound scan of a subject. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a shadow image by assigning at least one of hue, saturation, and lightness depending on a feature of an acoustic shadow that has appeared in the result of the ultrasound scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Igarashi, Masaki Watanabe, Yuko Kanayama, Yasunori Honjo, Tetsuya Kawagishi
  • Publication number: 20220330921
    Abstract: A medical image diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to obtain three-dimensional data related to a target site. The processing circuit is configured to generate a three-dimensional model of the target site by using the obtained three-dimensional data. The processing circuit is configured to calculate positions of one or more recommended cross-sections to be set for the target site, on the basis of information about the size of the target site obtained by using the three-dimensional model. The processing circuit is configured to cause a display device to display the positions of the one or more recommended cross-sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke MIYAKI, Yasunori HONJO
  • Patent number: 11436729
    Abstract: The medical image processing apparatus according to the present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire contrast image data generated by imaging a subject. The processing circuitry is configured to input the acquired contrast image data to a learned model to generate a time phase data classified according to a contrast state of a lesion area with a contrast agent included in the acquired contrast image data, the learned model being for generating the time phase data based on the acquired contrast image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Igarashi, Masaki Watanabe, Yasunori Honjo
  • Publication number: 20220273266
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry causes plural images to be displayed in plural second display regions that have been arranged, the plural images being obtained by an ultrasound scan or ultrasound scans and corresponding to a region of interest in a morphology image displayed in a first display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita YONEMORI, Yasunori HONJO
  • Publication number: 20220189613
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires a plurality of time-series medical images. The processing circuitry calculates, for each of image pairs each formed of two medical images included in the medical images, a first index value indicating similarity between image signals in the two medical images. The processing circuitry also calculates, on the basis of a plurality of the first index values calculated for the respective image pairs, a second index value corresponding to a statistical value in a time direction of the first index values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori HONJO, Tetsuya KAWAGISHI, Masaki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11302438
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires a plurality of time-series medical images. The processing circuitry calculates, for each of image pairs each formed of two medical images included in the medical images, a first index value indicating similarity between image signals in the two medical images. The processing circuitry also calculates, on the basis of a plurality of the first index values calculated for the respective image pairs, a second index value corresponding to a statistical value in a time direction of the first index values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Honjo, Tetsuya Kawagishi, Masaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210407084
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a tissue characteristic parameter value with respect to each of a plurality of positions within a region of interest, by analyzing a result of a scan performed on a patient. The processing circuitry is configured to determine a measurement region in the region of interest by performing an analysis while using the tissue characteristic parameter values. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a statistic value of the tissue characteristic parameter values in the measurement region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori HONJO, Yu IGARASHI, Masaki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210369247
    Abstract: A medical image diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry configured to acquire signals from a subject over time, calculate a first similarity representing a similarity of the signals between frames with respect to each of a plurality of frames and a plurality of positions and calculate a second similarity representing a similarity of change of the first similarity over time between the positions, and output the second similarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu IGARASHI, Masaki WATANABE, Yasunori HONJO, Tomohisa IMAMURA, Tetsuya KAWAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20210338207
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to generate contrast image data on the basis of a contrast signal acquired from an examined subject to whom a contrast agent is administered. The processing circuitry is configured to generate blood flow image data on the basis of a blood flow signal estimated by performing a filtering process on the contrast signal. The processing circuitry is configured to output information indicating a region where the contrast agent is stagnant within a region of interest, on the basis of the contrast image data and the blood flow image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko TAKADA, Masaki WATANABE, Yasunori HONJO, Yu IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20210315543
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a shear wave propagating in an object. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate an index value that indicates viscosity within the object and that is not dependent on any physical model related to viscoelasticity, by analyzing the detected shear wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori HONJO, Masaki WATANABE, Tetsuya KAWAGISHI
  • Patent number: 11138723
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a tissue characteristic parameter value with respect to each of a plurality of positions within a region of interest, by analyzing a result of a scan performed on a patient. The processing circuitry is configured to determine a measurement region in the region of interest by performing an analysis while using the tissue characteristic parameter values. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a statistic value of the tissue characteristic parameter values in the measurement region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Honjo, Yu Igarashi, Masaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11071524
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a shear wave propagating in an object. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate an index value that indicates viscosity within the object and that is not dependent on any physical model related to viscoelasticity, by analyzing the detected shear wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Honjo, Masaki Watanabe, Tetsuya Kawagishi
  • Patent number: 11039777
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes calculation circuitry, acquisition circuitry, determination circuitry, and scan control circuitry. The calculation circuitry calculates an indicator related to motion of biological tissue in a subject, based on echo data obtained through a pre-scan for the subject. The acquisition circuitry acquires a periodic biological signal of the subject. The determination circuitry specifies at least one tune phase in one cycle of the biological signal acquired during the pre-scan, based on the indicator, and determines a timing of a main scan for the subject, based on the specified time phase and the biological signal acquired after the pre-scan. The scan control circuitry executes the main scan at the timing determined by the determination circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Honjo, Tetsuya Kawagishi, Akihiro Kakee, Yuko Kanayama, Masaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210128100
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a movement of a tissue in each of a plurality of positions in an examined subject, by analyzing scan data acquired by transmitting a first ultrasound wave for generating a shear wave and transmitting and receiving a second ultrasound wave for measuring a shear wave. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate an index value related to waveform information showing changes in the movement of the tissue over time in each of the plurality of positions, based on the movement of the tissue. The processing circuitry is configured to output the index values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori HONJO, Fumio MOCHIZUKI
  • Patent number: 10878565
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a tissue characteristic parameter value with respect to each of a plurality of positions within a region of interest, by analyzing a result of a scan performed on a patient. The processing circuitry is configured to determine a measurement region in the region of interest by performing an analysis while using the tissue characteristic parameter values. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a statistic value of the tissue characteristic parameter values in the measurement region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Honjo, Yu Igarashi, Masaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200342593
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry configured to generate an output data set apparently expressing a second data set obtained by transmitting and receiving an ultrasound wave, for each scanning line, as many times as a second number that is larger than a first number, by inputting a first data set to a trained model that generates the output data set on a basis of the first data set obtained by transmitting and receiving an ultrasound wave as many times as the first number for each scanning line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori HONJO, Keita YONEMORI, Masaki WATANABE, Yuko TAKADA
  • Publication number: 20200334818
    Abstract: The medical image processing apparatus according to the present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire contrast image data generated by imaging a subject. The processing circuitry is configured to input the acquired contrast image data to a learned model to generate a time phase data classified according to a contrast state of a lesion area with a contrast agent included in the acquired contrast image data, the learned model being for generating the time phase data based on the acquired contrast image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu IGARASHI, Masaki WATANABE, Yasunori HONJO
  • Publication number: 20200294230
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires an input image based on reception data collected by transmitting/receiving ultrasound by using an ultrasound probe including a plurality of vibration elements driven in accordance with a delay profile, stores a plurality of trained models for generating, based on an input image, an output image in which noise is reduced according to a wavefront shape of when the ultrasound is transmitted in an input image, selects a trained model corresponding to a type of the ultrasound probe or the delay profile from the plurality of trained models, and generates an output image by inputting an input image to the selected trained model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori HONJO, Keita Yonemori, Masaki Watanabe, Yuko Takada
  • Publication number: 20200268355
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry causes the ultrasonic probe to perform a first scan and second scan in a same scan sequence, wherein the first scan is for calculating a first index value based on a displacement of tissue by a shear wave that propagates through a living body, the second scan for calculating a second index value indicating an attenuation of a reflected wave signal of an ultrasonic wave applied into the living body. The processing circuitry generates a first image based on the first index value, and generates a second image based on the second index value. The processing circuitry causes a display to simultaneously display the first image and the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki WATANABE, Yasunori HONJO