JP2011115187A - Image measurement apparatus, medical image system and program - Google Patents

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JP2011115187A
JP2011115187A JP2008080871A JP2008080871A JP2011115187A JP 2011115187 A JP2011115187 A JP 2011115187A JP 2008080871 A JP2008080871 A JP 2008080871A JP 2008080871 A JP2008080871 A JP 2008080871A JP 2011115187 A JP2011115187 A JP 2011115187A
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[PROBLEMS] To improve operability in measurement and prevent misdiagnosis.
In an image measuring apparatus for calculating C / A, C / P and A / P used for diagnosis of a compression fracture from a lateral spine image, a measurement target vertebral body is displayed on the lateral spine image displayed on a monitor screen. A front auxiliary line La connecting the upper and lower ends of the vertebral body in the axial direction, a middle auxiliary line Lc connecting the upper and lower ends of the vertebral body in the axial direction, and a rear auxiliary line Lp connecting the upper and lower ends of the vertebral body in the axial direction. In addition to drawing, identification codes 51 and 52 “A” are displayed near both ends of the front auxiliary line La, respectively, and identification codes 53 and 54 “C” are respectively displayed near both ends of the middle auxiliary line Lc. The identification codes 55 and 56 of “P” are displayed in the vicinity of both ends of the rear auxiliary line Lp.
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  The present invention relates to an image measurement device, a medical image system, and a program.

  Conventionally, in a diagnosis in the medical field such as orthopedics, an image obtained by photographing a patient with radiation such as X-rays is used. The doctor observes and interprets the radiographic image output on the film, marks the position to be measured on the radiographic image with a red pencil to obtain numerical values and angles for diagnosis, and uses a measuring instrument such as a ruler or a protractor. Measure the distance and angle of the marked position.

  In recent years, digitization has progressed also in the medical field, and most of radiographic images generated in hospitals are stored as digital images in a workstation or PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System). In the case of a digital image, an image is displayed on a monitor screen, and a line used for measurement (hereinafter referred to as an auxiliary line) is manually or automatically specified on this screen, thereby automatically measuring distance, angle, etc. Since the auxiliary line drawn once can be moved, it is possible to greatly reduce the burden required for measurement by doctors and radiographers.

  Further, in complex measurement, a plurality of auxiliary lines may be drawn for each measurement. For example, when diagnosing a compression fracture of the spine, as shown in FIG. 14, an image obtained by photographing the spine from the side of the human body (hereinafter referred to as a side spine image) is displayed on the monitor screen, and the vertebrae to be measured are displayed. Auxiliary line La connecting the upper and lower ends of the anterior vertebral body (Anterior) corresponding to the front side of the human body, an auxiliary line Lp connecting the upper and lower ends of the posterior vertebral body (Posterior) corresponding to the back side of the human body, the anterior vertebral body An auxiliary line Lc that connects the upper and lower ends of the center of the vertebral body (Center) located between the posterior part and the posterior part of the vertebral body is drawn. Measure each. Then, C / A, C / P, and A / P are calculated, and if any of C / A and C / P is less than 0.8, or if A / P is less than 0.75, it is determined as a compression fracture.

Further, when an angle indicating a feature for use in diagnosis is measured from a medical image, it is necessary to designate the positions of two straight lines that form the angle. When adjusting the positions of the drawn two straight lines later, if the adjustment is permitted only in a pair, only one straight line cannot be drawn or moved. Therefore, in an image measurement apparatus that draws a plurality of straight lines on a medical image displayed on the display unit and measures the angle between the two drawn straight lines, each drawn straight line is independently changed, edited, or deleted. The technique which can do is proposed (refer patent document 1).
JP 2006-192104 A

  However, in the diagnosis of compression fractures, the drawing position of the auxiliary line is usually specified in the order of the anterior vertebral body, the middle vertebral body, and the posterior vertebral body. In some cases, the drawing position of the auxiliary line is specified in the order of the middle part and the anterior part of the vertebral body. In this case, on the monitor screen, auxiliary lines that connect the upper and lower ends of the vertebral body rear part, the vertebral body middle part, and the vertebral body front part are drawn, so that the appearance is compared with the case where the auxiliary lines are drawn in the correct order. Although there is no difference, the first auxiliary line shows the vertebral body, the second auxiliary line shows the vertebral body, and the third auxiliary line shows the vertebral body. As C / A, C / P, and A / P are calculated, there is a risk of erroneous diagnosis.

  As described above, when a plurality of auxiliary lines are drawn, it may be difficult to identify the correspondence relationship indicating what each auxiliary line represents on the medical image. In addition, since PACS is used by a plurality of registered users, a user other than the user who has drawn the auxiliary line may refer to an image in which the auxiliary line is drawn. In some cases, it was not possible to identify what was to be shown. In addition, it is difficult to confirm whether or not the measurement is correctly performed even when the auxiliary line is drawn on the medical image and printed on paper or output by an imager.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above-described problems in the prior art, and an object thereof is to improve operability in measurement and prevent misdiagnosis.

  In order to solve the above-mentioned problem, the invention described in claim 1 is an image measurement apparatus for displaying a medical image on a monitor screen of a display means and calculating a measurement result from the displayed medical image, wherein the monitor An operation means for designating a position for drawing a measurement auxiliary line in the medical image displayed on the screen, and the auxiliary line on the medical image displayed on the monitor screen based on an operation from the operation means. Control means for drawing, displaying a code for identifying the auxiliary line in correspondence with the auxiliary line, and calculating the measurement result based on the auxiliary line.

  According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the image measuring device according to the first aspect, the control means displays the code in the vicinity of an end of the auxiliary line.

  According to a third aspect of the present invention, an image server device that stores a medical image and a medical image acquired from the image server device are displayed on a monitor screen of a display unit, and a measurement result is calculated from the displayed medical image. A medical image system connected to an image measurement device via a communication network so that data communication is possible, wherein the image measurement device determines a position for drawing an auxiliary line for measurement in a medical image displayed on the monitor screen. An operation means for designating the auxiliary line on the medical image displayed on the monitor screen based on an operation from the operation means and identifying the auxiliary line in correspondence with the auxiliary line And a control means for calculating the measurement result based on the auxiliary line.

  According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a computer for displaying a medical image on a monitor screen of a display means and calculating a measurement result from the displayed medical image, and for assisting measurement in the medical image displayed on the monitor screen. An operation means for designating a position for drawing a line, the auxiliary line is drawn on the medical image displayed on the monitor screen based on an operation from the operation means, and the auxiliary line is associated with the auxiliary line. It is a program for displaying a code for identifying a line and functioning as a control means for calculating the measurement result based on the auxiliary line.

  According to the first, third, and fourth aspects of the invention, since the code for identifying the auxiliary line is displayed in correspondence with the auxiliary line, it is possible to identify what the auxiliary line indicates, and the measurement. In addition to improving the operability in, misdiagnosis can be prevented.

  According to the second aspect of the present invention, the code for identifying the auxiliary line can be displayed without disturbing the drawing of the auxiliary line.

[First Embodiment]
First, a first embodiment of a medical image system according to the present invention will be described.
FIG. 1 shows a system configuration of a medical image system 100 according to the first embodiment. As shown in FIG. 1, in a medical image system 100, a RIS (Radiological Information System) 10, a modality 20, an image server device 30, and an image measurement device 40 are connected via a network N so that data communication is possible. ing.

  The RIS 10 performs information management such as medical appointment reservation, diagnosis result report, results management, and material inventory management in the radiology department. The RIS 10 generates examination order information indicating the contents of imaging and diagnosis, and transmits the examination order information to the modality 20.

  The modality 20 is an image generation device that captures a patient based on examination order information transmitted from the RIS 10 and generates image data of a medical image. The modality 20 transmits the image data to the image server device 30. As the modality 20, a CR (Computed Radiography) apparatus, a CT (Computed Tomography) apparatus, an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) apparatus, or the like is used.

  The image server device 30 is configured by PACS, stores an image file 361 (see FIG. 2) of a medical image received from the modality 20, and provides the image file 361 in response to a request from an external device such as the image measurement device 40. To do.

  FIG. 2 shows a functional configuration of the image server device 30. As shown in FIG. 2, the image server device 30 includes a control unit 31, an operation unit 32, a display unit 33, a communication unit 34, a ROM (Read Only Memory) 35, and a storage unit 36, and each unit is a bus 37. Connected by.

  The control unit 31 includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit), a RAM (Random Access Memory), and the like, and comprehensively controls the processing operation of each unit of the image server device 30. Specifically, the CPU reads various processing programs stored in the ROM 35 in accordance with an operation signal input from the operation unit 32 or an instruction signal received by the communication unit 34, and a work piece formed in the RAM. Expand to the area and perform various processes in cooperation with the program.

  The operation unit 32 includes a keyboard having cursor keys, numeric input keys, various function keys, and the like, and a pointing device such as a mouse. The operation unit 32 controls operation signals input by key operations or mouse operations on the keyboard. To 31.

  The display unit 33 is configured by an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), and displays various screens based on display data input from the control unit 31.

  The communication unit 34 is an interface that transmits and receives data to and from external devices such as the RIS 10, the modality 20, and the image measurement device 40.

  The ROM 35 is configured by a nonvolatile semiconductor memory or the like, and stores a control program, parameters and files necessary for executing the program, and the like.

  The storage unit 36 is configured by a hard disk or the like and stores various data. Specifically, the storage unit 36 stores an image file 361, an image processing condition file 362, a DB (Data Base) 363, and the like.

  The image file 361 is a file of medical image image data received from the modality 20. As the image file 361, for example, a lateral spine image (see FIG. 14) obtained by photographing the spine from the side of the human body is stored.

  The image processing condition file 362 is a file for storing image processing conditions. The image processing conditions include gradation processing, enlargement ratio, annotation type, coordinates indicating the drawing position of the auxiliary line, line thickness, line type (solid line, broken line, etc.), and a code for identifying each auxiliary line. Information such as coordinates indicating the display position is included. In the case of a lateral spine image, as shown in FIG. 3, the axial length of the front part of the vertebral body corresponding to the front side of the human body of the measurement target vertebral body is A, and C / A, C / P and A / P are calculated with P as the axial length of the posterior body and C as the axial length of the central vertebral body located between the vertebral body and the posterior vertebral body. The measured results are also included in the image processing conditions. Note that the image processing conditions include parameters indicating the display state of an image compliant with the DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standard GSPS (Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State) in addition to the system-specific image processing conditions. Good.

  The DB 363 is for associating a medical image with an image processing condition applied to the medical image, and includes an image table 364 and an image processing condition table 365. In the image table 364, the external key of the image processing condition table 365 is set for each of the image files 361. In the image processing condition table 365, the path of the image processing condition file 362 is associated with each key referred to in the image table 364.

  The control unit 31 reads out the requested image file 361 from the storage unit 36 and transmits it to the image measurement device 40 when an acquisition request for the image file 361 is received from the image measurement device 40. In addition, when the image processing condition is received from the image measurement device 40, the control unit 31 stores the received image processing condition in the image processing condition file 362 and registers the correspondence relationship with the image file 361 in the DB 363.

  The image measurement device 40 is a device for displaying a medical image acquired from the image server device 30 and calculating a measurement result such as a numerical value and an angle used for diagnosis of the medical image, from a PC (Personal Computer) or the like. Composed. For example, the image measuring device 40 calculates C / A, C / P, and A / P used for diagnosis of a compression fracture in a lateral spine image.

  FIG. 4 shows a functional configuration of the image measurement device 40. As shown in FIG. 4, the image measurement device 40 includes a control unit 41, an operation unit 42, a display unit 43, a communication unit 44, a ROM 45, and a storage unit 46, and each unit is connected by a bus 47.

  The control unit 41 includes a CPU, a RAM, and the like, and comprehensively controls processing operations of the respective units of the image measurement device 40. Specifically, the CPU reads various processing programs stored in the ROM 45 in response to an operation signal input from the operation unit 42 or an instruction signal received by the communication unit 44, and a work piece formed in the RAM. Expand to the area and perform various processes in cooperation with the program.

  The operation unit 42 includes a keyboard having cursor keys, numeric input keys, various function keys, and the like, and a pointing device such as a mouse. The control unit 42 controls operation signals input by keyboard operation or mouse operation. 41 is output. The operation unit 42 is used when designating a position for drawing auxiliary lines for measurement of C / A, C / P, and A / P in the lateral spine image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43.

  The display unit 43 is configured by an LCD, and displays various screens based on display data input from the control unit 41. Specifically, the display unit 43 displays a medical image such as a lateral spine image.

  The communication unit 44 is an interface that transmits and receives data to and from an external device such as the image server device 30.

  The ROM 45 is constituted by a nonvolatile semiconductor memory or the like, and stores a control program, parameters and files necessary for executing the program, and the like.

  The storage unit 46 is configured by a hard disk or the like and stores various data.

  The control unit 41 transmits an acquisition request for the image file 361 of the medical image stored in the storage unit 36 to the image server device 30 via the communication unit 44, and the image of the medical image is transmitted from the image server device 30. The file 361 is acquired. The control unit 41 displays the medical image on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 based on the acquired medical image image file 361. In the first embodiment, a case where an image file 361 of a lateral spine image is acquired and the lateral spine image is displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 will be described.

  Based on the operation of the operation unit 42 from the mouse, the control unit 41, on the lateral spine image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43, an auxiliary line (hereinafter referred to as an auxiliary line) connecting the upper and lower ends of the vertebral body in the axial direction An auxiliary line connecting the upper and lower ends of the vertebral body in the axial direction (hereinafter referred to as a middle auxiliary line) Lc, an auxiliary line connecting the upper and lower ends of the vertebral body in the axial direction (hereinafter referred to as the posterior part) This is called an auxiliary line.) Lp is drawn in order.

  In addition, the control unit 41 displays a code (hereinafter referred to as an identification code) for identifying each auxiliary line in association with each auxiliary line on the lateral spine image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43. . Specifically, as shown in FIG. 5, the control unit 41 displays the identification codes 51 and 52 of “A” in the vicinity of both ends of the front auxiliary line La, respectively, and the both ends of the middle auxiliary line Lc. Identification codes 53 and 54 “C” are displayed in the vicinity, and identification codes 55 and 56 “P” are displayed in the vicinity of both ends of the rear auxiliary line Lp.

  Here, the “neighboring” means a distance in a range in which the correspondence relationship with the auxiliary line can be recognized, and when there are a plurality of auxiliary lines, it means a range smaller than the distance from other auxiliary lines. For example, as illustrated in FIG. 5, the control unit 41 acquires the sizes of the identification codes 51 to 56 to be displayed, and calculates the width w and the height h. Then, on the extension line of the auxiliary line, the center positions of the identification codes 51 to 56 are arranged at positions separated from the end of the auxiliary line by a distance of (the larger value of width w and height h) / 2.

The control unit 41 calculates C / A, C / P, and A / P based on the length of each drawn auxiliary line. Specifically, the control unit 41
C / A = (length of middle auxiliary line Lc) / (length of front auxiliary line La)
C / P = (length of middle auxiliary line Lc) / (length of rear auxiliary line Lp)
A / P = (length of front auxiliary line La) / (length of rear auxiliary line Lp)
Each value is calculated by

  Note that the coordinates (x, y) in the image coordinate system are used to indicate the positions of the auxiliary line and the identification code. The image coordinate system is a coordinate system on an image unique to the image file 361.

Next, the operation will be described.
FIG. 6 is a flowchart showing an image providing process executed in the image server device 30. This process is a process for providing a medical image to be measured to the image measuring device 40, and is realized by software processing in cooperation with the CPU of the control unit 31 and the program stored in the ROM 35. .

  First, when the communication unit 34 receives an acquisition request for the image file 361 from the image measurement device 40 (step S <b> 1; YES), the requested image file 361 is read from the storage unit 36 by the control unit 31. Then, it is transmitted to the image measuring device 40 via the communication unit 34 (step S2).

Next, when the image processing condition is received from the image measurement device 40 by the communication unit 34 (step S3; YES), the received image processing condition is stored in the image processing condition file 362 in the storage unit 36 by the control unit 31. The correspondence relationship with the image file 361 to be measured is registered in the DB 363 (step S4).
Thus, the image providing process ends.

  FIG. 7 is a flowchart showing the image measurement process α executed in the image measurement device 40. This process is realized by software processing in cooperation with the CPU of the control unit 41 and the program stored in the ROM 45.

  First, an image file 361 of a lateral spine image to be measured is selected by an operation from the operation unit 42, and the selected lateral spine is transmitted to the image server device 30 by the communication unit 44 according to control of the control unit 41. An acquisition request for an image file 361 of an image is transmitted. And the image file 361 of a side spinal image is acquired from the image server apparatus 30 by the control part 41 via the communication part 44 (step S11). Then, the control unit 41 displays the side spine image on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 based on the acquired image file 361 of the side spine image (step S12).

  Next, as shown in FIG. 8A, the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user with the mouse cursor MC placed on the upper end in the axial direction of the front vertebral body of the vertebral body to be measured, and the vertebral body When the upper end position of the front part is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and determines the first coordinate (step S13). In FIG. 8A, the lateral spine image is indicated by a broken line, but is omitted in the following figures.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 8B, the user presses the mouse button of the operation unit 42 with the mouse cursor MC placed at the lower axial end of the front vertebral body, and the lower end position of the front vertebral body Is specified, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button was pressed, and determines the second point of coordinates (step S14).

  Then, as shown in FIG. 8C, the first coordinate (image coordinate system) and the second coordinate (on the side spine image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 are displayed by the control unit 41. A front auxiliary line La connecting with the image coordinate system is drawn (step S15), and identification codes 51 and 52 of “A” are displayed in the vicinity of both ends of the front auxiliary line La (step S16). ). This makes it possible to identify that the front auxiliary line La is an auxiliary line connecting the upper and lower ends in the axial direction of the front part of the vertebral body.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 8 (d), the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user while the mouse cursor MC is placed at the upper end in the axial direction of the middle vertebral body of the measurement target vertebral body, and the middle vertebral body When the upper end position is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and determines the third coordinate (step S17).

  Next, as shown in FIG. 8E, the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user with the mouse cursor MC placed at the lower axial end of the middle vertebral body, and the lower end position of the middle vertebral body is designated. Then, the coordinate in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed is acquired by the control unit 41, and the coordinate of the fourth point is determined (step S18).

  Then, as shown in FIG. 8 (f), the control unit 41 causes the coordinates of the third point (image coordinate system) and the coordinates of the fourth point (coordinates) on the lateral spine image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43. The middle auxiliary line Lc connecting the image coordinate system) is drawn (step S19), and identification codes 53 and 54 of “C” are displayed near both ends of the middle auxiliary line Lc (step S20). This makes it possible to identify that the middle auxiliary line Lc is an auxiliary line connecting the upper and lower ends in the axial direction of the middle part of the vertebral body.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 9A, the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user while the mouse cursor MC is placed on the upper axial end of the vertebral body rear part of the measurement target vertebral body, and the vertebral body rear part When the upper end position is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button was pressed, and determines the fifth coordinate (step S21).

  Next, as shown in FIG. 9B, the user presses the mouse button of the operation unit 42 with the mouse cursor MC placed at the lower axial end of the vertebral body, and the lower end position of the vertebral body is specified. Then, the coordinate in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed is acquired by the control unit 41, and the sixth coordinate is determined (step S22).

  Then, as shown in FIG. 9C, the control unit 41 causes the coordinates of the fifth point (image coordinate system) and the coordinates of the sixth point (on the side spine image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43). The rear auxiliary line Lp connecting the image coordinate system) is drawn (step S23), and identification codes 55 and 56 of “P” are displayed in the vicinity of both ends of the rear auxiliary line Lp (step S24). This makes it possible to identify that the posterior auxiliary line Lp is an auxiliary line connecting the upper and lower ends in the axial direction of the vertebral body rear part.

  Next, the control unit 41 calculates C / A, C / P, and A / P based on the lengths of the drawn front auxiliary line La, middle auxiliary line Lc, and rear auxiliary line Lp (step). S25).

  Next, the measurement result (values of C / A, C / P, and A / P) is displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 by the control unit 41 (step S26). In the example shown in FIG. 9C, “C / A 0.93, C / P 0.88, A / P 0.95” is displayed.

  Next, the control unit 41 determines whether to save the image processing conditions (step S27). For example, when a save button is selected on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 by an operation from the operation unit 42, the image processing conditions are saved.

When storing the image processing conditions (step S27; YES), the control unit 41 displays coordinates (image coordinate system) indicating the start point and end point of each drawn auxiliary line, and displays the identification code corresponding to each auxiliary line. Contents (“A”, “C”, “P”), images indicating the display position of each identification code (image coordinate system), images such as measurement results (values of C / A, C / P, and A / P) The processing conditions are transmitted to the image server device 30 (step S28). If the image processing conditions are not stored (step S27; NO), the processing ends.
Thus, the image measurement process α is completed.

  As described above, according to the first embodiment, the identification codes 51 and 52 “A” are displayed corresponding to the front auxiliary line La, and “C” is displayed corresponding to the middle auxiliary line Lc. Since the identification codes 53 and 54 are displayed and the identification codes 55 and 56 of “P” are displayed in correspondence with the rear auxiliary line Lp, it is possible to identify what each auxiliary line indicates, and operation in measurement It is possible to improve miscibility and prevent misdiagnosis.

  Moreover, since the identification codes 51 to 56 are displayed near the ends of the front auxiliary line La, the middle auxiliary line Lc, and the rear auxiliary line Lp, the identification codes 51 to 56 are displayed without disturbing the drawing of each auxiliary line. can do.

  In addition, even if the front auxiliary line La, the middle auxiliary line Lc, the rear auxiliary line Lp, and the identification codes 51 to 56 are drawn on the side spine image and output to paper or film, what does each auxiliary line do? It is possible to identify whether it is to be shown.

[Second Embodiment]
Next, a second embodiment to which the present invention is applied will be described.
The medical image system according to the second embodiment has the same configuration as that of the medical image system 100 shown in the first embodiment. Therefore, the same components are denoted by the same reference numerals, and the configuration is the same. Illustration and description are omitted. Hereinafter, a configuration and processing characteristic of the second embodiment will be described.

  In the second embodiment, a case where the measurement target is a CE-angle (Central-edge angle) will be described. The CE angle is used to diagnose osteoarthritis of the hip (acetabular dysplasia). Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hip include pain in daily activities such as hip pain, movement pain, range of motion limitation, and walking problems. The CE angle refers to an angle formed by a vertical line passing through the center of the femoral head and a line passing through the center and the outer edge of the acetabulum. The normal value is 25 degrees or more, and if it is less than 10 degrees, it tends to progress to hip arthropathy.

  FIG. 10 shows an example of a hip joint image obtained by X-ray imaging of the left and right hip joints from the front side of the human body. 10, the left side corresponds to the right side of the human body, and the right side in FIG. 10 corresponds to the left side of the human body. When measuring the CE angle, first, the hip joint image is displayed on the monitor screen, and the reference auxiliary line M1 passing through the lower right tear mark lower end 61 and the left lower tear mark lower end 62 on the monitor screen and the center 63 of the right femoral head are displayed. The first vertical auxiliary line M2 perpendicular to the street reference auxiliary line M1, the first diagonal auxiliary line M3 passing through the right femoral head center 63 and the right acetabular outer edge 64, and the left femoral head center 65 through the reference auxiliary line M1 A second vertical auxiliary line M4 perpendicular to the center of the left femoral head and a second oblique auxiliary line M5 passing through the left acetabular outer edge 66 are drawn. The angle θ1 formed by the first vertical auxiliary line M2 and the first diagonal auxiliary line M3 is the right CE angle, and the angle θ2 formed by the second vertical auxiliary line M4 and the second diagonal auxiliary line M5 is the left CE angle.

  The storage unit 36 of the image server device 30 stores a hip joint image file obtained by photographing the left and right hip joints from the front side of the human body as the image file 361. The image processing condition file 362 further includes values of the right CE angle and the left CE angle measured from the hip joint image.

  The operation unit 42 of the image measurement device 40 is used when designating a position for drawing an auxiliary line for CE angle measurement in the hip joint image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43. The display unit 43 displays a medical image such as a hip joint image.

  The control unit 41 acquires the image file 361 of the hip joint image and displays the hip joint image on the monitor screen of the display unit 43.

  Based on the operation of the operation unit 42 from the mouse, the control unit 41 passes the right tear mark lower end 61 and the left tear mark lower end 62 on the hip joint image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43. The first vertical auxiliary line M2 passing through the center 63 of the right femoral head and perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line M1, the first oblique auxiliary line M3 passing through the center 63 of the right femoral head and the outer edge 64 of the right acetabulum, and the left femoral head A second vertical auxiliary line M4 that passes through the center 65 and is perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line M1, and a second oblique auxiliary line M5 that passes through the center 65 of the left femoral head and the outer edge 66 of the left acetabulum are drawn in order.

  When drawing each auxiliary line, the user starts from the operation unit 42 the start point (first point) and end point (second point) of the reference auxiliary line M1, the upper end (third point) of the first vertical auxiliary line M2, the first The start point (fourth point) and end point (fifth point) of the diagonal auxiliary line M3, the upper end (sixth point) of the second vertical auxiliary line M4, the start point (seventh point) and the end point (8 of the second diagonal auxiliary line M5) Point). Here, the upper ends of the first vertical auxiliary line M2 and the second vertical auxiliary line M4 are the upper ends on the monitor screen. Since the first vertical auxiliary line M2 and the second vertical auxiliary line M4 are perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line M1, if the upper end position is designated, the first vertical auxiliary line M2 and the second vertical auxiliary line M4 are moved downward from the upper end position to the reference auxiliary line M1. One vertical auxiliary line M2 and second vertical auxiliary line M4 can be drawn.

  Further, when drawing each auxiliary line, the control unit 41 displays an identification code in association with each auxiliary line. Specifically, the control unit 41 indicates “R” corresponding to the right side of the human body in the vicinity of the end of the first vertical auxiliary line M2 (the end corresponding to the upper end of the first vertical auxiliary line M2). Is displayed (see FIG. 13F). Further, the control unit 41 indicates that it corresponds to the right side of the human body in the vicinity of the end of the first oblique auxiliary line M3 (the end closer to the right acetabular outer edge 64 than the center 63 of the right femoral head). An identification code 72 “R” (see FIG. 13F) is displayed. Further, the control unit 41 has an identification code “L” indicating that it corresponds to the left side of the human body near the end of the second vertical auxiliary line M4 (the end corresponding to the upper end of the second vertical auxiliary line M4). 73 (see FIG. 13F) is displayed. Further, the control unit 41 corresponds to the left side of the human body in the vicinity of the end of the second oblique auxiliary line M5 (the end closer to the left acetabular outer edge 66 side than the center 65 of the left femoral head). The identification code 74 “L” shown (see FIG. 13F) is displayed.

  The control unit 41 calculates an angle formed between the drawn first vertical auxiliary line M2 and the first oblique auxiliary line M3 as a right CE angle, and draws the drawn second vertical auxiliary line M4 and the second oblique auxiliary line M5. Is calculated as the left CE angle.

Next, the operation will be described.
FIG. 11 is a flowchart showing the image measurement process β executed in the image measurement device 40. This process is realized by software processing in cooperation with the CPU of the control unit 41 and the program stored in the ROM 45.

  First, an image file 361 of a hip joint image to be measured is selected by an operation from the operation unit 42, and the selected hip joint image is transmitted to the image server device 30 by the communication unit 44 according to control of the control unit 41. An acquisition request for the image file 361 is transmitted. And the image file 361 of a hip joint image is acquired from the image server apparatus 30 by the control part 41 via the communication part 44 (step S31). Then, the control unit 41 displays the hip joint image on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 based on the acquired image file 361 of the hip joint image (step S32).

  Next, as shown in FIG. 12A, the user presses the mouse button of the operation unit 42 with the mouse cursor MC placed at the position that is the starting point of the reference auxiliary line M1, and the starting point of the reference auxiliary line M1. When the position is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button was pressed, and the first coordinate is determined (step S33). In addition, although the hip joint image was shown with the broken line in Fig.12 (a), it abbreviate | omits in the following figures.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 12B, the user presses the mouse button of the operation unit 42 with the mouse cursor MC placed at the end point of the reference auxiliary line M1, and the end point of the reference auxiliary line M1. When the position is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and determines the second coordinate (step S34).

  Then, the reference auxiliary line M1 connecting the first point coordinate (image coordinate system) and the second point coordinate (image coordinate system) on the hip joint image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 by the control unit 41. Is drawn (step S35).

  Next, as shown in FIG. 12C, the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user while the mouse cursor MC is placed at the upper end of the first vertical auxiliary line M2, and the first vertical auxiliary line is pressed. When the upper end position of the line M2 is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and determines the third coordinate (step S36).

  Then, as shown in FIG. 12D, the control unit 41 sets the third coordinate (image coordinate system) as one end (upper end) on the hip joint image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43, and the reference A first vertical auxiliary line M2 perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line M1 is drawn with the point on the auxiliary line M1 as the other end (lower end) (step S37), and the end (upper end) of the first vertical auxiliary line M2 is drawn. An identification code 71 “R” is displayed in the vicinity of (step S38). This makes it possible to identify that the first vertical auxiliary line M2 is a vertical auxiliary line corresponding to the right side of the human body, that is, a vertical auxiliary line passing through the center 63 of the right femoral head.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 12E, the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user with the mouse cursor MC placed at the position that is the starting point of the first diagonal auxiliary line M3. When the start point position of the line M3 is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and the fourth point coordinate is determined (step S39).

  Next, as shown in FIG. 12 (f), the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user with the mouse cursor MC placed at the end point of the first diagonal auxiliary line M3, and the first diagonal auxiliary line is pressed. When the end point position of the line M3 is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and determines the fifth coordinate (step S40).

  Then, as shown in FIG. 13A, the control unit 41 causes the coordinates of the fourth point (image coordinate system) and the coordinates of the fifth point (on the hip joint image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43). The first oblique auxiliary line M3 connecting the image coordinate system) is drawn (step S41), and “R” is near the end of the first oblique auxiliary line M3 (the end on the right acetabular outer edge 64 side). Is displayed (step S42). Thereby, it can be identified that the first oblique auxiliary line M3 is an oblique auxiliary line corresponding to the right side of the human body, that is, an oblique auxiliary line passing through the center 63 of the right femoral head and the outer edge 64 of the right acetabulum. It becomes.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 13B, the user presses the mouse button of the operation unit 42 with the mouse cursor MC positioned at the upper end of the second vertical auxiliary line M4, and the second vertical auxiliary line is displayed. When the upper end position of the line M4 is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and determines the sixth coordinate (step S43).

  Then, as shown in FIG. 13C, the control unit 41 sets the sixth point coordinate (image coordinate system) as one end (upper end) on the hip joint image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43, and the reference A second vertical auxiliary line M4 perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line M1 is drawn with the point on the auxiliary line M1 as the other end (lower end) (step S44), and the end (upper end) of the second vertical auxiliary line M4 is drawn. An identification code 73 “L” is displayed in the vicinity of (step S45). This makes it possible to identify that the second vertical auxiliary line M4 is a vertical auxiliary line corresponding to the left side of the human body, that is, a vertical auxiliary line passing through the center 65 of the left femoral head.

  Next, as shown in FIG. 13 (d), the mouse button of the operation unit 42 is pressed by the user while the mouse cursor MC is placed at the position where the second diagonal auxiliary line M5 starts, and the second diagonal auxiliary line is pressed. When the start point position of the line M5 is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button was pressed, and the seventh point coordinate is determined (step S46).

  Next, as shown in FIG. 13E, the user presses the mouse button of the operation unit 42 with the mouse cursor MC placed at the end point of the second diagonal auxiliary line M5, and the second diagonal auxiliary When the end point position of the line M5 is designated, the control unit 41 acquires the coordinates in the image coordinate system corresponding to the position where the mouse button is pressed, and determines the eighth coordinate (step S47).

  Then, as shown in FIG. 13F, the control unit 41 causes the seventh point coordinate (image coordinate system) and the eighth point coordinate (on the hip joint image displayed on the monitor screen of the display unit 43). The second oblique auxiliary line M5 connecting the image coordinate system) is drawn (step S48), and “L” is near the end of the second oblique auxiliary line M5 (the end on the left acetabular outer edge 66 side). Is displayed (step S49). Thereby, it can be identified that the second oblique auxiliary line M5 is an oblique auxiliary line corresponding to the left side of the human body, that is, an oblique auxiliary line passing through the center 65 of the left femoral head and the outer edge 66 of the left acetabulum. It becomes.

  Next, the control unit 41 calculates the angle between the first vertical auxiliary line M2 and the first diagonal auxiliary line M3 as the right CE angle (step S50), and the second vertical auxiliary line M4 and the second diagonal auxiliary line M5. Is calculated as the left CE angle (step S51).

  Next, the control unit 41 displays the measurement results (the values of the right CE angle and the left CE angle) on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 (step S52). In the example of FIG. 13 (f), “right CE angle 50.2 ° left CE angle 47.3 °” is displayed.

  Next, the control unit 41 determines whether to save the image processing conditions (step S53). For example, when a save button is selected on the monitor screen of the display unit 43 by an operation from the operation unit 42, the image processing conditions are saved.

When the image processing conditions are stored (step S53; YES), the control unit 41 displays the coordinates (image coordinate system) indicating the end points of each drawn auxiliary line and the display contents of the identification code corresponding to each auxiliary line. (“R”, “L”), coordinates indicating the display position of each identification code (image coordinate system), measurement results (values of right CE angle and left CE angle), and the like are transmitted to the image server device 30. (Step S54). If the image processing conditions are not stored (step S53; NO), the processing ends.
The image measurement process β is thus completed.

  As described above, according to the second embodiment, the identification code 71 “R” is displayed in association with the first vertical auxiliary line M2, and “R” is associated with the first oblique auxiliary line M3. The identification code 72 is displayed, the identification code 73 “L” is displayed in correspondence with the second vertical auxiliary line M4, and the identification code 74 “L” is displayed in correspondence with the second diagonal auxiliary line M5. It is possible to identify what each auxiliary line indicates, so that operability in measurement can be improved and misdiagnosis can be prevented.

  Further, since the identification codes 71 to 74 are displayed near the ends of the first vertical auxiliary line M2, the first oblique auxiliary line M3, the second vertical auxiliary line M4, and the second oblique auxiliary line M5, drawing of each auxiliary line The identification codes 71 to 74 can be displayed without hindering.

  In addition, the first vertical auxiliary line M2, the first diagonal auxiliary line M3, the second vertical auxiliary line M4, the second diagonal auxiliary line M5, and the identification codes 71 to 74 are drawn on the hip joint image and output to paper or film. In this case, it is possible to identify what each auxiliary line indicates.

  The description in each of the above embodiments is an example of the medical image system according to the present invention, and the present invention is not limited to this. The detailed configuration and detailed operation of each device constituting the system can be appropriately changed.

  For example, although cases have been described with the above embodiments where alphabets are used as identification codes, the identification codes are not limited to alphabets, and may be numbers, characters, symbols, figures, or the like.

  In each of the above embodiments, the order in which auxiliary lines are drawn is determined in advance, and the identification code is displayed every time the auxiliary line to which the identification code is to be assigned is drawn. The identification codes may be displayed together after all the auxiliary lines necessary for the drawing are drawn. In addition, after all the auxiliary lines necessary for one measurement are drawn, the positional relationship of each auxiliary line is analyzed to automatically determine what each auxiliary line indicates. It is good also as giving the identification code corresponding to a line.

  Further, in each of the above embodiments, the case where C / A, C / P, and A / P are calculated from the lateral spine image and the case where the CE angle is calculated from the hip joint image has been described. Any measurement target value can be applied.

[Hump angle]
When calculating the hump angle from a frontal spine image obtained by photographing the spine from the front of the human body, an auxiliary line is drawn along the upper axial end of the upper end of the end vertebra at the upper and lower ends of the curved portion, and the lower end Auxiliary lines are drawn along the lower end of the axis of, and the angle formed by each auxiliary line is calculated. In the order of the head-to-tail direction (the direction from the head of the human body to the foot), The identification codes “1”, “2”,... May be displayed.

[Bone head descent rate]
When calculating the head drop rate from the shoulder image including the humeral head and glenoid fossa, a horizontal auxiliary line passing through the upper end of the glenoid, a horizontal auxiliary line passing through the lower end of the glenoid, and a horizontal auxiliary line passing through the lower end of the humeral head Draw an auxiliary line, the ratio of the distance between the auxiliary line through the lower end of the glenoid and the auxiliary line through the lower end of the humeral head to the distance between the auxiliary line through the upper end of the glenoid and the auxiliary line through the lower end of the glenoid ( %) May be calculated, and an identification code indicating each part may be displayed in association with each auxiliary line.

[Sharp angle]
When calculating the sharp angle from the hip joint image obtained by photographing the left and right hip joints from the front side of the human body, the reference auxiliary line passing through the lower left and right tear marks, and the right diagonal passing through the right tear mark lower edge and the right acetabular outer edge Draw a left oblique auxiliary line that passes through the auxiliary line, the lower left tear mark bottom edge and the left acetabular outer edge, and calculate the angle formed by the reference auxiliary line and the right oblique auxiliary line as the right sharp angle. The angle formed with the auxiliary line is calculated as the left sharp angle, but an identification code indicating left and right may be displayed in correspondence with each diagonal auxiliary line.

[AHI]
When AHI is calculated from the hip joint image obtained by photographing the left and right hip joints from the front side of the human body, the reference auxiliary line V1 passing through the lower end of the left and right tear marks and the vertical perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line V1 passing through the outer edge of the right femoral head Auxiliary line V2, vertical auxiliary line V3 passing through the outer edge of the right acetabulum edge and perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line V1, passing through the inner edge of the right femoral head, vertical auxiliary line V4 perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line V1, passing through the outer edge of the left femoral head A vertical auxiliary line V5 perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line V1, a vertical auxiliary line V6 perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line V1 passing through the outer edge of the left acetabular border, and a vertical auxiliary line V7 passing through the inner edge of the left femoral head and perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line V1. , And the ratio (%) of the distance between the vertical auxiliary line V3 and the vertical auxiliary line V4 to the distance between the vertical auxiliary line V2 and the vertical auxiliary line V4 is calculated as the right AHI, and the vertical auxiliary line V5 and the vertical auxiliary line V7 are calculated. Perpendicular to the vertical extension line V6 Ratio of the distance between the auxiliary line V7 (percent) is calculated as the left AHI, in correspondence with each of the vertical auxiliary line V2~V7, may display the identification code indicating the respective site.

[Yokokura method]
In the case of performing measurement by the Yokokura method in the standing side image obtained by photographing the foot from the side, a reference auxiliary line V11 connecting the lower edge position of the inner seed bone and the position of the raised rib edge is drawn, and the talus and the boat are drawn. The midpoint position of the joint of the cricoid bone, the midpoint position of the joint of the scaphoid and the cuneiform bone, the midpoint position of the joint of the cuneiform bone and the metatarsal bone, the front and lower end positions of the cuboid joint, the lower edge position of the cubic bone, Vertical auxiliary lines V12, V13, V14, V15, V16, and V17 perpendicular to the reference auxiliary line V11, each having the lower edge position of the fifth metatarsal as one end and the point on the reference auxiliary line V11 as the other end, Draw and calculate the length of the vertical auxiliary lines V12 to V17 and the ratio (%) of the length of each vertical auxiliary line V12 to V17 to the length of the reference auxiliary line V11. Displaying an identification code indicating each part in association with V17 Good.

  In the above description, an example in which a ROM is used as a computer-readable medium storing a program for executing each process is disclosed, but the present invention is not limited to this example. As other computer-readable media, a non-volatile memory such as a flash memory and a portable recording medium such as a CD-ROM can be applied. A carrier wave may be applied as a medium for providing program data via a communication line.

1 is a system configuration diagram of a medical image system. It is a block diagram which shows the functional structure of an image server apparatus. It is a figure which shows the length of the axial direction of the vertebral body front part of a measurement object vertebral body, the length of the axial direction of a vertebral body rear part, and the length of the axial direction of a vertebral body middle part. It is a block diagram which shows the functional structure of an image measuring device. It is a figure for demonstrating the display method of an identification code. It is a flowchart which shows the image provision process performed in an image server apparatus. It is a flowchart which shows the image measurement process (alpha) performed in an image measuring device. (A) is a screen example when designating the axial upper end of the vertebral body front part. (B) is a screen example when designating the axial lower end of the vertebral body front part. (C) is an example of a screen in a state where an identification code “A” is displayed in the vicinity of both ends of the front auxiliary line. (D) is a screen example when designating the axial upper end of the middle part of the vertebral body. (E) is an example of a screen when the lower end in the axial direction of the middle vertebral body is designated. (F) is an example of a screen in a state where an identification code “C” is displayed in the vicinity of both ends of the middle auxiliary line. (A) is a screen example when designating the axial upper end of the vertebral body rear part. (B) is an example of a screen when the lower end of the vertebral body in the axial direction is designated. (C) is an example of a screen in a state where an identification code “P” is displayed in the vicinity of both ends of the rear auxiliary line. It is a figure for demonstrating CE angle | corner. It is a flowchart which shows the image measurement process (beta) performed in an image measuring device. (A) is an example of a screen when designating the starting point of the reference auxiliary line. (B) is an example of a screen for designating the end point of the reference auxiliary line. (C) is a screen example when the upper end of the first vertical auxiliary line is designated. (D) is an example of a screen in a state where an identification code “R” is displayed near the end of the first vertical auxiliary line. (E) is an example of a screen when the start point of the first diagonal auxiliary line is designated. (F) is a screen example when the end point of the first diagonal auxiliary line is designated. (A) is an example of a screen in a state where an identification code “R” is displayed in the vicinity of the end of the first diagonal auxiliary line. (B) is an example of a screen when the upper end of the second vertical auxiliary line is designated. (C) is an example of a screen in a state where an identification code “L” is displayed near the end of the second vertical auxiliary line. (D) is an example of a screen when designating the start point of the second diagonal auxiliary line. (E) is an example of a screen when designating the end point of the second diagonal auxiliary line. (F) is an example of a screen in a state where an identification code “L” is displayed in the vicinity of the end of the second diagonal auxiliary line. It is an example of the image which image | photographed the spine from the side of the human body.

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20 modality 30 image server device 31 control unit 32 operation unit 33 display unit 34 communication unit 35 ROM
36 storage unit 361 image file 362 image processing condition file 363 DB
364 Image table 365 Image processing condition table 37 Bus 40 Image measuring device 41 Control unit 42 Operation unit 43 Display unit 44 Communication unit 45 ROM
46 Storage Unit 47 Buses 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 Identification Codes 71, 72, 73, 74 Identification Code 100 Medical Image System N Network MC Mouse Cursor La Front Auxiliary Line Lc Middle Auxiliary Line Lp Rear Auxiliary Line M1 Reference auxiliary line M2 First vertical auxiliary line M3 First diagonal auxiliary line M4 Second vertical auxiliary line M5 Second diagonal auxiliary line

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  1. An image measuring device for displaying a medical image on a monitor screen of a display means and calculating a measurement result from the displayed medical image,
    An operation means for designating a position for drawing an auxiliary line for measurement in the medical image displayed on the monitor screen;
    The auxiliary line is drawn on the medical image displayed on the monitor screen based on an operation from the operation means, and a code for identifying the auxiliary line is displayed in correspondence with the auxiliary line, and the auxiliary line is displayed. Control means for calculating the measurement result based on a line;
    An image measuring device comprising:
  2. The control means displays the code in the vicinity of an end of the auxiliary line;
    The image measurement device according to claim 1.
  3. An image server device that stores a medical image and an image measurement device that displays a medical image acquired from the image server device on a monitor screen of a display unit and calculates a measurement result from the displayed medical image via a communication network A medical image system connected so that data communication is possible,
    The image measuring device is
    An operation means for designating a position for drawing an auxiliary line for measurement in the medical image displayed on the monitor screen;
    The auxiliary line is drawn on the medical image displayed on the monitor screen based on an operation from the operation means, and a code for identifying the auxiliary line is displayed in correspondence with the auxiliary line, and the auxiliary line is displayed. Control means for calculating the measurement result based on a line;
    A medical image system comprising:
  4. A computer for displaying a medical image on a monitor screen of a display means and calculating a measurement result from the displayed medical image;
    An operation means for designating a position for drawing an auxiliary line for measurement in the medical image displayed on the monitor screen;
    The auxiliary line is drawn on the medical image displayed on the monitor screen based on an operation from the operation means, and a code for identifying the auxiliary line is displayed in correspondence with the auxiliary line, and the auxiliary line is displayed. Control means for calculating the measurement result based on a line;
    Program to function as.
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