In order to be practical, Eizo Nanao Technologies has come up with a new naming structure for its displays at RSNA 2006 in Chicago, which becomes important in reviewing what the company introduced at the show – as well as the reason they did it. The “GS” models are considered standard, while the “GX” are high end. This multi-tiered naming structure has a very practical purpose: the company wants to make it easier for price conscious institutions to find models in their catalogue suited for what they need, the company said.
The company demonstrated a number of its latest grayscale and color monitors. For starters, the company’s Radiforce GS510 and GS510-G5 megapixel monochrome monitors can be used for digital mammography, DR and CR. Both models offer a display of high-fidelity images with a choice of glare (GS510-G) or anti-glare (GS510) panels depending on their environment.
Eizo also featured the RadiForce GS320 (standard model) and GX320 (high-end model); both are 3MP monochrome LCD monitors for assorted applications such as PACS, CR, CT, MRI and angiography.
As for color monitors, Eizo’s RadiForce RS410 is a 4 MP color LCD monitor intended for display of color and grayscale gradations for MRI, CT, PET, CR images and 3D rendering.
The RadiForce RX210 is EIZO’s latest 2 MP color LCD offering high luminance for accurate display of color and grayscale images for 3D color rendering and image fusion.
EIZO also showcased its FlexScan S2411W-M for HIS terminals and specially designed to meet the display requirements of a PACS distributed where DICOM images are desired to be displayed.
The company is now offering a 5 year warranty on all of its medical displays in production.
On the WIP (work-in-progress) end, EIZO had on display some grayscale 5MP and 6MP monitors for use with mammography applications. The hope at the show was to gauge some interest in the monitor designs, and if the interest exists they hope to introduce these larger monitors in a year or so.
Other products in the developmental stage were some touch panel monitor solutions, including models safe for operating room usage. Lastly, the company demonstrated some grayscale and color displays making use of LED backlights which offer strong consistency, but a shorter lifespan. These monitors have a possible release date of six months from now, the company said.