Barco is releasing a new large screen medical monitor specifically developed for use in the operating room. The 42″ unit may look like your at-home TV, but it features DICOM quality radiological imaging, a fanless design to prevent dust from flying, and all sorts of inputs and picture-in-picture options.Here’s more from Barco:
The MD-4221 is the next generation of Barco’s successful HD-42 display which has been further optimized for use in the digital operating room. Equipped with the latest high-quality LCD panel, the MD-4221 delivers bright, crisp images even in highly illuminated OR environments. The display’s wide viewing angle ensures reliable, accurate images for everyone in the surgery suite. Surgeons and nurses can easily configure their screen layout by means of a flexible Picture-In-Picture or Picture-And-Picture functionality. This allows for more dynamic presentations that show more information simultaneously on the screen.The brand-new MD-4221 display is compatible with a multitude of sources, including endoscopic video, room and boom camera video, patient data and surgical planning information. High-Definition video sources, such as HD endoscopy cameras, HD surgical light cameras, etc., can be connected through DVI and HDSDI input. These high-resolution moving images are displayed smoothly, accurately and without artifacts thanks to the extremely fast response time of the display’s LCD panel.The versatile MD-4221 also displays radiology images with great precision. Therefore, the monitor is fitted with a built-in DICOM Look-Up Table to guarantee accurate grayscale representations. It allows surgeons to use the MD-4221 as a digital lightbox for consulting radiology images.The novel display solution has been specifically designed and certified for use in the Operating Room. The monitor is easy to clean and disinfect (IPX1 compliant) thanks to its non-reflective protective front glass. Its fan-less design avoids the spread of contaminants in the sterile field.