Dutch breast cancer research program installs Europe’s largest fleet of Barco Coronis Uniti display systems
Kortrijk, 27 October 2020 – Barco has deployed 45 Coronis Uniti 12MPs and 96 Coronis Fusion 6MP displays, effectively Europe’s single biggest fleet of Barco Coronis Uniti® display systems, under a new agreement with the Netherlands’ national breast cancer screening program. The units are installed in radiology reading rooms, acquisition stations, and a number of mobile installations.
In the detection and treatment of breast cancer, image quality plays a key role. Accurate images allow issues to be detected sooner and the diagnosis to be more precise. As early diagnosis is vital in successful treatment, national screening programs, such as those run by the Facilitaire Samenwerking Borstkankeronderzoek (FSB) in the Netherlands, are looking for better quality displays. Barco’s solution enables them to go even further.
When the team from the Dutch breast-screening program came to Barco, they were focused on detection during the radiology screening phase to enable early diagnosis and treatment that increases the chances of a positive outcome for the patient. But they also wanted to limit the emotional stress on the patient that can come from a false positive finding.
Quality images – and better clinical outcomes
To satisfy this double goal, the Dutch research body opted to install 45 Coronis Uniti 12MPs in the radiology reading rooms and 96 Coronis Fusion 6MP displays for acquisition stations, including some in mobile units.
The choice was made in view of the outstanding image quality and workflow improvements:
- Superior image quality of Coronis Uniti and Coronis Fusion 6MP in terms of luminance, contrast and resolution
- Workflow tools which optimize the clinical workflow
“With the Coronis Uniti 12MP displays, our radiologists can view four screening rounds side by side. So they can now better track changes in the breast tissue,” according to Paul Hoogland – National Program Manager at the FSB.
Significantly, the FSB specifically referred to the need for effective workflow tools in their requirement specification. Barco’s Intuitive Workflow Tools SmartCursor, Conference CloneView and SoftGlow make viewing and sharing the results far easier.
Thanks to Barco’s tools the FSB’s workflow becomes smoother, and team members get a better view.
- Higher luminance, contrast and resolution
- Enhanced clinical outcomes
- DICOM calibration, automatic quality assurance, asset management and reporting
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