(19)
(11)EP 3 459 426 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
26.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/26

(43)Date of publication A2:
27.03.2019 Bulletin 2019/13

(21)Application number: 18190968.0

(22)Date of filing:  27.08.2018
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61B 1/00(2006.01)
A61B 5/1455(2006.01)
A61B 1/06(2006.01)
G06T 7/00(2017.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL 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 RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 29.08.2017 JP 2017163979

(71)Applicant: Fujifilm Corporation
Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8620 (JP)

(72)Inventor:
  • WATANABE, Hiroki
    Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa 258-8538 (JP)

(74)Representative: Klunker IP Patentanwälte PartG mbB 
Destouchesstraße 68
80796 München
80796 München (DE)

  


(54)MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH A LIGHT SOURCE UNIT, AN IMAGE ACQUISITION UNIT AND AN INDEX VALUE ACQUISITION UNIT FOR ASSESSING THE VISIBILITY OF RED BLOOD CELLS OR THE DEGREE OF IRREGULARITY OF A GLAND DUCT STRUCTURE


(57) In order to support determination of a disease stage, a medical image processing system, an endoscope system, a diagnostic support apparatus and a medical service support apparatus are provided for reliably acquiring an index value relevant to visibility with respect to the state of red blood cells or the degree of irregularity of a gland duct structure according to the disease stage determination accuracy desired by a doctor. A light source unit emits a plurality of illumination light beams having different wavelength bands and different visibilities for red blood cells. An image acquisition unit acquires a plurality of medical images corresponding to respective illumination light beams by imaging an observation target illuminated with the respective illumination light beams. A red blood cell index value acquisition unit or section (72) acquires a red blood cell index value, which is obtained by indexing the visibility of red blood cells, from each of the medical images.







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