November 29, 2007 – TOTOKU Electronics Inc. showed its new 800cd/m2 super luminance, color, CCL354i2 3-megapixel LCD, flat panel display screens for reviewing both color and monochrome images during the 2007 RSNA meeting.
The company says the new monitors will be available in the spring of 2008 and will be cheaper than many current black and white screens. The high contrast screens and high light output makes them able to be used for black and white X-ray image review, which require more brightness than most color monitors offer.
The monitors have built in remote grayscale check and calibration functions, are DICOM compliant, have a high-speed graphics card and can be used in either landscape or portrait orientations. The display measures 21.3 inches.
The company also showed a works in progress 15-mega pixel display monitor that is geared for mammography. The MS51i2 monitor is one of the first 15-megapixel monitors to be unveiled in the industry. It has a 21.3-inch monitor with a 750 cd/m2 brightness and a contrast ratio of 800:1.
The FDA is currently reviewing the new monitor. The company hopes it will be available in either late 2008 or 2009.
For more information: www.totoku.com/display/