(19)
(11)EP 2 256 513 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
05.06.2013 Bulletin 2013/23

(43)Date of publication A2:
01.12.2010 Bulletin 2010/48

(21)Application number: 10159835.7

(22)Date of filing:  14.04.2010
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G01S 7/52  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA ME RS

(30)Priority: 14.05.2009 KR 20090042088

(71)Applicant: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
Nam-myun Hongchun-gun Kangwon do (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • Shin, Dong Kuk
    Seoul 139-224  (KR)
  • Kim, Jong Sik
    Seoul 143-757 (KR)

(74)Representative: Schmid, Wolfgang 
Lorenz & Kollegen Patentanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft Alte Ulmer Strasse 2
89522 Heidenheim
89522 Heidenheim (DE)

  


(54)Apparatus and method for embodying elastic image


(57) Disclosed is an elastic image embodying apparatus including an interpolation unit to perform interpolation of a maximum pressure and a minimum pressure of ultrasound image data to generate first data, an image generating unit to generate a pyramid image by using the generated first data, a map generating unit to generate a motion map by using the generated pyramid image, a displacement calculating unit to calculate a displacement based on the generated motion map, and an image embodying unit to embody an elastic image by using the calculated displacement.