News | November 26, 2007

Breast Cancer Detection Achieves Greater Contrast

NVIDIA Corp. and Planar Systems have developed a 10-Bit mammography display that encompasses a method of “pixel packing,” allowing 10-bit or 12-bit grayscale data to be transmitted from an NVIDIA Quadro graphics board to a Planar Dome display using a standard DVI cable.

Instead of three 8-bit grayscale channels, now two 10- or 12-bit channels are transmitted, providing up to 864 possible shades of gray at more than three times the image contrast of an 8-bit system. Specialty hardware is not required, making the system available for use with other radiology functions. Instead of developing a specialty graphics board that supports 10- or 12-bit grayscale, NVIDIA has incorporated the pixel packing functionality into its Quadro driver, allowing Quadro FX 4600 graphics or higher to support a wide range of grayscale panels from various manufacturers.

Company website: www.nvida.com and www.planar.com

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