News | Breast Imaging | November 10, 2015

Barco Receives Patent for I-Luminate Breast Imaging Technology

Display technology increases visibility of subtle details in medical images

Barco, patent, I-Luminate technology, breast imaging, Just Noticeable Differences, mammography

Image courtesy of Barco

November 10, 2015 — Healthcare imaging specialist Barco has been granted a patent for its I-Luminate technology, a luminance boost method and system specifically developed to improve detection of fine details in breast images.

I-Luminate was first introduced to the market in 2010 with Barco’s Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP display system. This technology has now also been incorporated into the Coronis 5MP mammography display and Barco’s latest flagship product, Coronis Uniti, which allows for picture archiving and communication system (PACS) as well as multimodality breast imaging (i.e. breast tomosynthesis, digital mammography, breast magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound) on a single screen. 

The idea behind I-Luminate is that by increasing the display brightness, the number of Just Noticeable Differences — the threshold at which a change on the screen is perceived — increases, enabling faster inspection and detection of smaller objects. This also reduces windowing and leveling time, which has a huge impact on workflow efficiency and clinical productivity. 

I-Luminate maintains compliance to the DICOM GSDF and has no impact on the lifetime of the display. 

For more information: www.barco.com

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