Patent Number: 6,251,075

Title: Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus

Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus has a plurality of units connected to each other via a particular data transmission path, the plurality of units including an ultrasonic probe, a transmission/reception control circuit, a blood flow analysis unit, a system storage, a display processing circuit, a display monitor and a CPU. Each of the units includes: data transfer means for transferring, to another unit, data having header information added thereto, the header information containing at least one of information concerning a data flow between the units on the data transmission path, and data processing information; and data processing means for processing data transferred from another unit with reference to the header information added to the data transferred from the another unit, and on the basis of the data processing information contained in the header information.

Inventors: Hashimoto; Keisuke (Nasu-gun, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: A61B 8/00 (20060101); A61B 8/06 (20060101); G01S 15/89 (20060101); G01S 15/00 (20060101); G01S 7/52 (20060101); A61B 008/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018