Barco continues to impact clinical outcomes with new color display for general radiology and mammography
Kortrijk, Belgium, 28 February 2017 — Healthcare imaging specialist Barco introduces a new diagnostic color display with a 5.8 megapixel resolution, making it suitable for general radiology as well as breast imaging, including breast tomosynthesis. It comes with Barco’s unique color calibration technology for consistent images, whether in color or in grayscale, to ensure the accuracy of the display and to support confident diagnostic decisions.
- High-resolution color display cleared for mammography
- With smart workflow tools
- Unique color calibration
The future is in color
Many radiologists will order supplementary imaging exams to see additional detail and get a more holistic view of a patient’s condition. It’s why color imaging is more and more important and why the consistency of color images matters.
A display designed to improve breast imaging
That’s why Barco introduced the Nio Color 5MP. It has been designed especially for demanding radiology applications that require excellent grayscale rendition and detail, especially appreciated in mammography and breast tomosynthesis. In addition, it includes sophisticated calibrated color that also improves gray images, a feature previously only available on Barco’s groundbreaking Coronis Uniti® display system.
No detail unnoticed
With its 5.8 megapixel resolution, the new Nio offers more pixels than traditional mammography displays, so you can see more of the image. Its aspect ratio is a perfect fit for tall X-ray images – especially for the MLO view in mammography – resulting in less panning and zooming for a better reading experience. It also comes with Barco’s SpotViewTM technology to get a closer look at a particular region of interest.
Steady colors and grays
Just like the DICOM standard ensures consistent grayscales across displays, color images need additional monitoring, correction and calibration too in order to render them in a meaningful way. That’s why Barco developed its SteadyColor™ technology. It ensures consistency in color, from display to display, so radiologists can make a diagnosis based on reliable images.
Barco’s renowned sensor technology combined with MediCal QAWeb for automated calibration and Quality Assurance, makes sure every image is displayed to perfection in a highly regulated environment. With MediCal QAWeb, compliance with MQSA and QA guidelines is effortless.
Smart, operationally and financially
Like most of Barco’s medical displays, Nio Color 5MP comes with a set of tools to help radiologists work smarter, not harder. These include features for dimming of auxiliary displays, enhancing visualization of details, and personalizing display settings, such as Clearbase or BlueBase, switchable on the same display, even per radiologist.
Enabling visualization of both general radiology and mammography images, Nio Color 5MP eliminates the need for separate workstations. This leads to reductions in display cost, real estate, and the operational expenditure required to maintain an enterprise-wide display fleet.
See for yourself at ECR
Barco’s Nio Color 5MP will be on display at ECR in Vienna, 1-5 March, hall X3, booth 1.
Note: Commercial availability in the USA pending FDA clearance.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.102 billion euro in 2016.
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