LCD Display Sets Universal Standard for Medical Imaging
By Medimaging International staff writers Posted on 02 Feb 2017
Image: A Siemens vascular room with an old CRT and a new Modalixx LCD side by side (Photo courtesy of Ampronix).
A new solution aids in the transition of imaging systems dependent on cathode ray tube (CRT) displays to liquid crystal diode (LCD).
The Modalixx LCD display solution converts small matrix pictures from legacy analog modalities to two megapixel digital images, without compromising image integrity, while providing at the same time a more realistic and brighter resolution, lower power consumption, no radiation, fewer repairs than CRTs, low cost of ownership, a longer life span, less weight, and most importantly, compatibility with all modalities and any video signal parameter. Optional solutions are available for mounting the Modalixx LCD display on almost any medical modality system.
The universal solution is compatible with cardiac catheterization labs, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), and radiofrequency (RF) treatment rooms, mobile C-Arms, positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, and nuclear medicine. Modalixx can synchronize to an existing technology set-up via a set of inputs that includes 1-5 co-axial BNC connectors and 15 pin D-Sub connectors, providing a broad range of analog connectivity. The Modalixx LCD display system is a product of Ampronix, and is compatible with systems from Eizo, GE, Phillips, Siemens, and Toshiba, among others.
“Ampronix is at the crossroads of this new age. We believe it is imperative to make the best technology at with the lowest possible price point whenever possible,” said Jamie Nguyen, senior communications specialist at Ampronix. “Our Modalixx display screens were created so health organizations only need to replace CRT screens instead of entire modalities, allowing clients to both save time and lives.”
Universal standards for CRT medical grade displays do not exist, making the replacement of the CRT display with an LCD problematic, in terms of compatibility with legacy modalities. While the CRT/LCD transition took place five years ago in most developed regions, including Japan, Western Europe, and North America. But developing countries are still using CRTs in a wide range of applications, and their transition is projected to follow within the next 10 years, to be completely replaced by their successor, the lighter, cost-effective and versatile LCD.