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Display News Source, 7/28/2011

Medical LCD New generation of display in Health Care Industry

Everyone was familiar with x-ray film in hospitals for shown bones and teeth long time ago. MRI and CT inspection normally takes 20 to 100 film images. Each year hospitals take a million film images. Film images have been replaced with the medical LCD monitor. Now LCD monitors are a standard hardware in many IT industries replacing the CRT monitor. It’s used with the personal computer, laptop, television, POS, kiosk and many display units. LCD monitor’s have many advantages such as low price, high resolution, flat and light weight and saved energy.

Medical LCD monitors were developed because of these advantages. In the health care industry accuracy of scanning results from many types of equipment such as PACS, CT, NMR, MRI, x-ray and angiography are important. Doctors use that result to diagnose patients. Medical LCD monitors have a larger size and higher resolution than normal LCD monitor. With monitors over 21 inches, resolution should be in the range of 3 million to 5 million pixels and normally can swap viewing from portrait to landscape for comfort use. There are 2 major display types of medical LCD monochrome monitor and color LCD monitor. Additional features are a concern when select medical LCD monitors are digital video input and s-video input USB ports for peripherals. The room’s environment is important for monitor life time. Dust, heat, liquids or chemicals can decrease monitor life time, some monitor vendors offer dust and water proof monitor cases and make monitors able to be sterilized with hospital-grade disinfectants. Some medical LCD monitors are touch screens, these monitors must be activated with a gloved hand.


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