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:

Related Content

Fujifilm Installing New DR Equipment for Three Large Healthcare Systems
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 22, 2017
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently closed new contracts to enhance diagnostic imaging capabilities for...
Theraclion to Launch Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Combining Echotherapy and Immunotherapy
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017 — Theraclion and co-lead investigator David Brenin, M.D., from the University of Virginia School o Debuts  Spanish Language Video  About Dense Breasts
News | Breast Density | September 12, 2017
Breast cancer risks associated with breast density are the subject of a new Spanish language video launched recently by...
Asian Study Underlines Potential Value of Pressure-Guided Mammography
News | Mammography | September 11, 2017
Sigmascreening recently announced that a study of in total 15,898 in digital mammograms from 3,772 Asian women...
Delphinus Enrolls First Patient in Discover Breast Ultrasound Clinical Project
News | Ultrasound Womens Healthcare | September 08, 2017
September 8, 2017 — Delphinus Medical Technologies Inc.
Breast imaging X-ray mammogram showing a breast tumor. Photo courtesy of Monthian Ritchan-Ad

Photo courtesy of Monthian Ritchan-Ad

Feature | Breast Density | September 08, 2017 | By Roy Prager, M.D.
While mammograms play a vital role in efforts to identify breast cancer, they can present some challenges in women with...
FDA Clears Senographe Pristina Mammography System With Patient-Assisted Compression
Technology | Mammography | September 05, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared GE Healthcare’s Senographe Pristina with Self-Compression, the...
FDA Releases Six-Month Inspection Data From EQUIP Mammography Quality Initiative
News | Mammography | September 01, 2017
September 1, 2017 — The Division of Mammography Quality Standards (DMQS) of the U.S.
Hologic Announces Availability of Brevera Breast Biopsy System With CorLumina Imaging Technology
Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | August 31, 2017
Hologic Inc. announced U.S. commercial availability of the Brevera breast biopsy system with CorLumina imaging...
China FDA Approves Xoft Axxent Balloon Applicators for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | August 30, 2017
iCAD Inc. announced that the company’s Xoft Axxent balloon applicators have received approval from the China Food...
Overlay Init