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New 5MP Mammography Display Lowers Costs

Medical Displays for Less is now shipping Totoku’s ME551i2 medical grade 5MP LCD, lowering the entry cost of single head mammography displays to less than $10,000. Market leading calibration software that automates quality control tasks is included. This time saving software performs the quality procedures that are necessary to meet the increasing requirements of PACS and high quality patient care.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 9, 2007 – The newest medical 5MP LCD display for mammography, Totoku’s ME551i2, is now shipping from Medical Displays for Less. This is the first FDA cleared 5MP display with a list price under $10,000. Time saving calibration software is included that contains quality control procedures including those defined by the AAPM’s Task Group 18.

The Totoku ME551i2 is FDA 510(k) cleared as a “digital mammography LCD display.” It is a 21.3-inch, 5 mega pixel, DICOM-calibrated diagnostic display with an 11.9-bit grayscale palette and 750cd/m² brightness. To realize a smoother and more precise grayscale display, the ME551i2 can simultaneously display 2048 shades of gray (11-bit).

Accurately stabilizing luminance is a major diagnostic requirement of digital mammography. To address this requirement, Totoku designed a built-in, front mounted luminance sensor that constantly monitors and automatically adjusts the screen luminance. With the new software easy evaluation of DICOM GSDF conformance, based on the data measured by the sensor, is possible.

Totoku’s 5MP display goes through extra quality assurance because it is re-branded to major medical OEM’s for use in their mammography workstations. Each panel must meet stringent defect pixel specifications that are the highest standards in the industry. The display is compatible with all PACS and digital mammography environments.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 18 “is a national task force consisting of medical imaging experts and organizational affiliates dealing with performance evaluation of electronic display devices.” Designed around the AAPM Task Group 18’s guidelines, Totoku’s latest calibration software saves the end user considerable time by automating these and other medically necessary calibration tasks.

“The breast is uniquely structured and requires the highest spatial resolution and best low contrast detectable of any medical imaging modality. Mammography images must accurately display everything from very dense material, like calcium, to the other extreme of very low-density tissue. Thus, the highest-performance displays are required for filmless diagnosis. ME551i2 is the most cost effective solution for digital mammography because of its precise image presentation, quality control capabilities and low cost.” Kevin Sundquist, Medical Displays for Less.

Until recently, digital mammography displays have listed for up to $15,000 each causing dual head display workstations to be priced from $30,000 to $50,000 each. With the advances in manufacturing and computer technology, the same dual display workstation can now be sold for under $15,000. In addition to lower equipment costs, the ME551i2 reduces the time needed for quality control and calibration, which gives the end user more time to focus on the needs of the patient.

About Medical Displays for Less:

Monitors Inc., DBA as Medical Displays for Less, is headquartered in health science and technology prominent Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is an ecommerce-based business selling medical imaging displays solutions LCD displays, workstations, and related technologies for use in the medical imaging and PACS community. Its principles are scientists, imaging system developers and administrators with lengthy operating and modality development experience in the industry.


Charlie Minter

Medical Displays for Less