5MP diagnostic display system for higher optical performance


Medical display specialist Barco has launched a new generation of its Nio 5MP diagnostic display system. The new display system raises the bar with several technological advancements that lead to higher optical performance, more efficient workflow and a longer product lifetime.

Danny Deroo, Product Manager at Barco said, With the introduction of this new Nio 5MP, radiology departments can now opt for a versatile visualization solution that is optimized for the very latest, high-resolution grayscale applications, including chest, orthopedic, pediatric and mammography imaging on PACS. The product's unique resolution of 2096 x 2800 allows users to view images from digital mammography systems in their native resolution with minimal need for scrolling. This results in accurate readings and improved workflow efficiency.

One of the main advancements that have raised the diagnostic accuracy of the new Nio 5MP to the next level is the integration of a brand-new LCD panel based on IPS (In-plane switching) technology. Thanks to this new panel, grayscale images are presented with more brightness, improved contrast and better black uniformity, under any ambient light condition. Furthermore, the new panel sets itself apart with its extra high resolution of 2096 x 2800, while at the same time still supporting the 2048 x 2560 standard.

Besides more brightness, contrast and resolution, the new Nio 5MP also scores high on luminance uniformity. Responsible for this is the integrated uniformity correction function, which spreads the luminance more evenly over the entire screen.

The new Nio 5MP comes as a turnkey solution, including a high-speed display controller and an online system for calibration and Quality Assurance. With this smart 'MediCal QAWeb' system, users are guaranteed of maximum diagnostic confidence and uptime of their PACS display systems by means of automated DICOM calibration, Quality Assurance, display asset management, problem solving and reporting. Moreover, the system ensures worry-free compliance with regional QA standards like AAPM TG-18, MQSA and DIN6868-57.

New Nio 5MP at RSNAThe new 5 MegaPixel Nio display system will be showcased at the Barco booth (#8335) in Hall B, at this year's RSNA Annual Meeting, from 29 November to 4 December 2009, in Chicago, USA. Just like all other Barco diagnostic displays, the new 5 MegaPixel display is covered by a standard five-year warranty. Nio 5MP has received FDA 510(k) clearance for use with digital mammography and is immediately available for commercial distribution.

About Barco

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 725 million euro in 2008.