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Title:
IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/141660
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided is an image processing apparatus, and an image processing method, which are capable of improving diagnosis efficiency by controlling a contrast of a diagnosis site without substantially changing the properties of the overall image. An image processing apparatus 100 sets a search pixel value range and a search region for searching for a representative pixel value to serve as a reference when emphasizing the contrast of a diagnosis image, which is image data of a diagnosis subject, calculates the representative pixel value on which emphasis processing is to be performed on the basis of the set search pixel value range and search region, and creates an emphasized image in which the contrast of the overall diagnostic image is emphasized using the representative pixel value as a reference. Further, the image processing apparatus 100 calculates an emphasis region, which is a region emphasizing the contrast, from difference information between the diagnostic image and the emphasized image, and creates a partially emphasized image, which is an image in which the contrast of the emphasis region is emphasized.

Inventors:
KOKUBUN HIROTO (JP)
TERAMOTO FUYUHIKO (JP)
Application Number:
JP2017/002839
Publication Date:
August 24, 2017
Filing Date:
January 27, 2017
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Assignee:
HITACHI LTD (JP)
International Classes:
A61B5/00; G06T1/00; G06T5/20
Foreign References:
JP4707471B22011-06-22
JP2008113850A2008-05-22
US20120257808A12012-10-11
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TAMURA, Naotaka (JP)
Naotaka Tamura (JP)
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