EIZO announces 5 Megapixel Medical Monitor for Breast Tomosynthesis
EIZO today announced the release of the RadiForce GX550, a 21.3-inch 5 megapixel monitor for viewing detailed digital breast tomosynthesis and mammography images. The Eizo monitor’s new design features thinner, black front bezels, making it easier to focus on images in dark reading rooms, while the original white stripe design around the sides of the monitor presents a fresh, clean aesthetic to promote a comfortable, user-friendly environment.
A medical monitor needs to be capable of high brightness in order to meet performance standards. However, in order to achieve high brightness in an LCD panel, the pixel aperture ratio has to be increased. This causes a typically unavoidable decline in sharpness. The RadiForce GX550 features EIZO’s unique Sharpness Recovery technology, with which the decrease in sharpness (MTF) is restored. This allows healthcare professionals to display an image safely on the monitor that is true to the original source data, even at high brightness levels.
For keeping workspace efficient, the monitor’s width, height, and depth were reduced by 21 mm, 36 mm, and 45.5 mm respectively – a 28% difference compared to its predecessor. The width of the side bezels were reduced by approximately half to 13.5 mm – the thinnest in the industry for 5 megapixel monitors. This allows users to comfortably view two monitors side by side to compare images. The EIZO-patented drift correction function quickly stabilizes the brightness level of the monitor upon startup of wakeup from sleep mode.
EIZO has received FDA 510(k) clearance for digital breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the RadiForce GX550. Digital breast tomosynthesis is a method of breast screening that allows the radiologist to view detailed 3-dimensional images of the breast assembled from multiple X-ray pictures. When used in combination with digital mammography, tomosynthesis provides radiologists with multiple screening techniques that can be utilized together for increased diagnostic precision in breast cancer detection. The high resolution and multiple grayscale support of this 5 megapixel monochrome monitor make it ideal for displaying digital mammography images.