Patent Number: 8,818,060

Title: Medical image display device and method

Abstract: In a medical image display device for displaying a hollow organ of an examinee as a panoramic image, in order to inform an operator of the existence or nonexistence of a blind area in a panoramic image, the medical image display device has a panoramic image creating unit configured to create a panoramic image of a hollow organ of an examinee and a display unit configured to display the panoramic image, and further has a blind area detecting unit configured to detect a blind area in the panoramic image and an informing unit configured to inform an operator of the existence or nonexistence of the blind portion. Furthermore, a medical image display method of the present invention has a panoramic image creating step that creates a panoramic image of a hollow organ of an examinee and a display step that displays the panoramic image, and further has a blind area detecting step that detects a blind area in the panoramic image and an informing step that informs an operator of the existence or nonexistence of the blind portion.

Inventors: Shirahata; Takashi (Tokyo, JP), Kokubun; Hiroto (Tokyo, JP), Goto; Yoshihiro (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi Medical Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101); G06K 9/36 (20060101); G06K 9/32 (20060101); G06T 15/40 (20110101); G09G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018