A must read for anyone in our industry.
What is the difference between dedicated medical displays and commercial off-the-shelf displays?
How different are their feature sets?
What is the impact on radiologists' performance?
White Paper: Medical displays give radiologists an edge
Medical displays have been proven to contribute to improved diagnostic accuracy for cancer detection, especially as compared to commercial off-the-shelf displays. This is due to improvements in viewing angle, longevity, luminance, and noise reduction, resulting in substantially superior accuracy and effectiveness.
Commercial off-the-shelf displays have some of the characteristics that are appropriate for review and diagnosis of medical images, but they lack others, which should be of concern to the radiologist: "The physician performing the official interpretation must be responsible for the quality of the images being reviewed and understand the elements of quality control of digital image management systems" [ACR 2007]. This paper first discusses some of the technical characteristics of medical displays that allow optimum interpretation performance, such as stable contrast from all angles, high luminance maintained over time, noise reduction, and lookup table accuracy. It will then present some results from a recent study by Krupinski  showing that these attributes lead to significant, measurable differences in radiologist performance.
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