Siemens has announced its introducing a new computer monitor for medical applications that features an impressive 5 megapixel resolution, precision contrast, and other features important to the medical imaging community.
The high-resolution monitor has 2048 x 2560 pixels and a luminance of 750 cd/m2 (candelas per square meter). Two independently functional sensors are used to continuously monitor the luminance and grayscale levels. The “Integrated Stability Sensor” (ISS) monitors the backlight at the center of the display while the “Integrated Consistency Sensor” (ICS) reviews performance on the front right corner without obstructing the user’s view of the display. This redundant monitoring system ensures consistently high image quality and conformance with medical imaging standards such as Dicom (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine). The blue tinted CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) backlight is optimally suited to the human visual system, which is especially sensitive to light in this color range. This enables diagnoses with maximum sharpness and minimum eye fatigue.
Press Release: 5 megapixel monochrome display for mammography diagnosis