EIZO announces the release of the RadiForce GX550, a 21.3-inch 5 megapixel monitor for viewing detailed digital breast tomosynthesis and mammography images. The RadiForce GX550 features superior imaging capability and ease-of-use.
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.
The 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. For keeping workspace efficient, the monitor’s width, height, and depth were reduced. The width of the side bezels was reduced 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.
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.
EIZO will be showing the RadiForce GX550 at the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from November 27-December 1. Visit South Hall A, Booth 3706 to see the product.