Displays: Megapixels Away!

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Displays and monitors continue to offer more and more versatility and functionality as imaging modalities produce images that are larger and increasingly more detailed. At RSNA, vendors are offering up some incredibly advanced displays, with powerful and diverse capabilities to meet nearly any viewing challenge. Smart software running in the background is making calibration and display management easier, too.

Double Black Imaging (Booth #3365) is showcasing its complete line of LCDs with retractable front sensors and a comprehensive software package for auto-calibration.

The company's WIDE "M"series of displays feature an electronic front sensor that emerges from the bezel then retracts when calibration is complete, eliminating any permanent protrusion into the active area of the LCD. In addition, all WIDE LCDs have integrated backlight sensors that assure backlight consistency and minimize fluctuations in brightness caused by internal and environmental temperatures. The display line consists of 1.3 megapixel (MP), 2MP and 3MP color LCDs as well as a 2MP monochrome, 3MP monochrome and 5MP monochrome with retractable front sensors for automatic calibration.

Double Black's LumiCal calibration software works in conjunction with the WIDE "M" Series. This software and hardware combination allows each display to be remotely calibrated and monitored from a central workstation, send notifications to the central workstation or administrator when the LCD requires service and allows the administrator to adjust and perform DICOM 3.14 calibration on each LCD from the remote location.

Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. (Booth #5535) is showcasing its RadiForce R31, a 3 megapixel LCD monitor for CT, MRI, PET and 3D rendering. Each color (RGB) is supported with a 10-bit color input compatibility, which displays up to 1,064,330,000 colors simultaneously, providing a high-crisp image perfect for 3D color rendering and fusion images.

EIZO is offering the RadiForce R31 as an addition to a total medical imaging monitor system, ranging from 5MP to 1MP monochrome and color monitors. All RadiForce monitors are DICOM-calibrated. The R31 comes with EIZO's image rotation technology, which allows for easy switching between landscape or portrait modes. Furthermore, the display eliminates the need for special software, ensuring grayscale rendering without banding or color seepage.

The R31 contains all the advanced features and capabilities as the RadiForce 2 MP color monitor R22, including the DICOM part 14 calibration along with quality control software RadiCS, and QC Management software RadiNET Pro.

Matrox Graphics (Booth #5508) is featuring the AuroraVX Series of display controller boards, which powers up to three displays from a single low-profile PCI Express board. In addition, Matrox is demonstrating its MED Series and RAD Series display controller boards designed for PACS, RIS/HIS and patient monitoring stations, plus its TheatreVUE Series of display projection controllers designed for large screen presentation. Information on Matrox OEM solutions for medical imaging modalities such as x-ray, mammography, CT and MRI will be available and upcoming technology will also be on display.

National Display Systems (Booth #6542) is introducing the PrimeVue high brightness 2, 3 and 4 megapixel (MP) color displays, with dual link support on 3 and 5 MP AXIS (monochrome) and 3 or 4 MP PrimeVue displays. The company's built-in DICOM calibration with six factory Display Viewing Protocols (DVP) and one user-definable response simplify setup and reconfiguration to new ambient conditions.

The PrimeVue 3MP provides 400cd/m2 peak luminance with a 400:1 contrast ratio and a grayscale pallet derived from 6,631 gray levels from 12-bit precision tables. The DICOM reference and display response are stored in non-volatile memory along with the six factory presets. The seventh DVP is generated by the panel without the need for a light meter based on user inputs (peak luminance and CR desired). The PrimeVue 3MP can be used as a primary reading device for all cross-sectional and fusion images.

The PrimeVue 4MP delivers 250 cd/m2 peak luminance with a 450:1 contrast ratio on an HDTV (16:9) format of 2560 x 1600.

NEC Display Solutions (Booth #2373) is featuring a number of its latest display solutions, including the SpectraView LCD2180WG LED monitor. The monitor features a light emitting diode (LED) backlight technology which is able to produce high detail and nuances