As imaging becomes more widely distributed across healthcare enterprises, flat-panel display vendors are gearing products for specific environments, such as nursing stations, physicians’ offices, operating suites, and medical conference rooms. Vendors also are marketing software to assure the quality and consistency of imaging displays across entire networks.
As imaging becomes more widely distributed across healthcare enterprises, flat-panel display vendors are gearing products for specific environments, such as nursing stations, physicians' offices, operating suites, and medical conference rooms. Vendors also are marketing software to assure the quality and consistency of imaging displays across entire networks.
A recognized leader in large-screen visualization and clinical display systems, Barco has augmented its top-of-the-line Coronis display and upgraded the Nio diagnostic unit by adding speed to the display controller. It has also released two new theater projection systems. True to its objective in acquiring the 3D imaging software giant Voxar, Barco is offering advanced visualization solutions for PACS.
Following a do-it-yourself approach to research and development, manufacturing, and quality control, Eizo Nanao has specialized in the development of top-quality monitors for corporate, manufacturing, and home environments. Its RadiForce series runs the gamut from gray-scale to color displays, while sharing such features as advanced super view and dual-domain-IPS/Super-IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD panels, dual-head graphics boards, and quality control software.
Serving sites ranging from high-end radiology reading suites to image capture laboratories, as well as surgical suites, National Display Systems capitalizes not only on its diverse line of LCDs but also on real-time user feedback and automated remote quality assurance. In addition to its 1 to 5-megapixel monochrome Axis displays, the company produces PrimeVue color monitors with high bright 450-cd/m2 peak luminance.
A year after creating a new division to expand its medical display product line, NEC/Mitsubishi has begun shipping two new 2- and 3-megapixel gray-scale monitors that build on its high-end, thin-frame MultiSync 80 medical office monitors. The new 21.3-inch MultiSync MD medical grade LCD series relies on patent-pending X-Light technology, which controls and adjusts luminance and whitepoint through an integrated fast-feedback internal backlight sensor and alleviates backlight color shift to the yellow spectrum. Both the 2- and 3-megapixel units have an active screen area of 43.2 x 32.4 cm, contrast ratio of 700:1, response time of 35 msec, and the same gray-scale tone.
In keeping with a strategy adopted in early 2004 to provide more affordable display systems, Planar Systems has released a pair of lower cost clinical displays for the nursing station and physician's office, as well as a surgery review cart system for specialty operating suites and software for complete enterprise management.
- a 2- or 3-megapixel gray-scale DICOM-compliant, diagnostic-quality unit for viewing neurologic, orthopedic, and soft-tissue studies
- a more cost-effective option with manual DICOM calibration for low-resolution gray-scale viewing
- a 2-megapixel monitor suitable for Web-based PACS color or gray-scale viewing.
After signing a value-added reseller agreement with NEC/Mitsubishi in November, Quest International is distributing the MultiSync MD Series LCDs, as well as the office-based MultiSync 80 Series. Quest also is the authorized master distributor and service center for Totoku Medical Imaging LCDs, which include fully DICOM-compliant 1.3-, 2-, 3-, and 5-megapixel monitors.
A company specializing in the development and marketing of flat-panel displays since 1996, U.S. Electronics introduces 20.8-inch, 3-megapixel color and gray-scale LCDs with front sensor technology from Totoku.