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1. (WO2017038054) APPARATUS PERFORMING EXAMINATION UTILIZING PHOTOACOUSTIC EFFECT, EXAMINATION SUPPORT METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/038054    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2016/003852
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 5/00
Applicants: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Inventors: OHISHI, Shinji
Title: APPARATUS PERFORMING EXAMINATION UTILIZING PHOTOACOUSTIC EFFECT, EXAMINATION SUPPORT METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Abstract:
The present invention provides an apparatus which efficiently perform an examination based on an examination order. The apparatus includes a connection unit configured to be connected to a plurality of measurement units each of which includes a light irradiation unit which irradiates a subject with light and a reception unit which receives an acoustic wave generated from the subject irradiated with the light, a first obtaining unit configured to obtain information on an examination order; a second obtaining unit configured to obtain information on a selected one of the measurement units connected to the connection unit, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the selected measurement unit is suitable for the examination order in accordance with the information on the examination order and the information on the selected measurement unit.