What are diagnostic monitors and why to use them?


Diagnostic monitors are primarily used in radiology departments. They are mission critical and are usually perform 24 hours a day, meaning a great need for high accuracy. The high resolution, they have means that images are easily visible and can be read from a distance. These devices have high contrast and great color resolution. Have excellent contrast, which by now s generally at least is at least 3 mega-pixels (5 mega-pixels for x-rays) and have high spatial resolution as well.

There are many brands of medical grade diagnostic monitors available on the market today, but not all of them are appropriate for the diagnostic environment. To determine the appropriate model, you must test it in the proper environments. In order to do that you will need some tips on how to properly select the monitor. Some tips:

Calibration – Make sure that the display has been calibrated, as mentioned above. Many medical monitors are non-standard and therefore have not been calibrated, so they will show false or incorrect results during diagnostic imaging of various types. It is important to get this problem fixed. Otherwise the information you are gathering or the reports you are creating will be invalid.

Brightness – Make sure that the brightness is suitable. Some monitors are brighter than others, some have backlighting and some are monochromatic (the screen is all one color). Monochromatic monitors have a black and white mode with different brightnesses for the two levels of light that are available when doing an x-ray, meaning they have the ability to resolve color differences. The contrast levels are another feature that is often overlooked. The higher the contrast levels are, the clearer the images will be when looking at them. Again, this is important.

Response Time – This part of the diagnostic review displays relates to the refresh rate, which is the amount of time per second that the data is displayed. The higher the refresh rate, the better the resolution of the images. When looking at the monitors, make sure that the response time is one of your major considerations. There should be a minimum and maximum refresh rate for the different displays that are used in your offices. You need to make sure that the monitors are able to meet your specific needs in this department of your business.

Grayscale Diagnostic Review Displays – Grayscale means the color of a medical imaging scan. Most medical imaging centers use monitors that have gray scale resolution. If you are looking at monitors for your radiology department, you need to ensure that the displays on these devices can display grayscale tones. This is especially important for dye-sublimination-based monitors. This is the process that converts liquid dyes into solid colors, so the grayscale option ensures that the display has true color.