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1. (WO2017150355) ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE AND ULTRASONIC INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/150355    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/006978
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 25 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 8/08
Applicants: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
コニカミノルタ株式会社
Inventors: TAKAGI, Kazuya
高木 一也
TAKEDA, Yoshihiro
武田 義浩
Title: ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE AND ULTRASONIC INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD
Abstract:
An ultrasonic diagnostic device 100 that applies pressure to a subject, transmits/receives ultrasonic waves to/from a target on the subject, and measures the hardness of the subject by means of an ultrasonic probe 2 that transmits and receives ultrasonic waves. The ultrasonic diagnostic device 100 comprises: a transmission unit 12 that transmits drive signals to the ultrasonic probe 2; a reception unit 13 that processes received signals outputted from the ultrasonic probe 2; a feature value calculation unit 17 that, on the basis of the processed received signals, calculates a plurality of types of feature values that indicate a pressing state for each frame of an elasticity image; an evaluation value calculation unit 18 that calculates an evaluation value from the plurality of calculated feature values and, on the basis of the evaluation value, generates information on a stable segment that comprises frames that have a favorable pressing state; and a display image generation unit 19 that displays, on a display unit 20, the generated stable segment information.