The practice of diagnostic radiography involves the use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to produce medical images of the human body. Restructured hospitals in Singapore and hospitals around the world rely on Barco’s Coronis Fusion 6MP solution to display these images. The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore’s university of applied learning, decided to offer its Diagnostic Radiography students the same technology. Familiarising them with the abilities of the display systems from early on ensures a higher standard of performance in their studies and real-world situations.
The Diagnostic Radiography programme at the Singapore Institute of Technology is designed to prepare students to capture, investigate and examine different radiographic images in a professional environment. What is the best way to do this? By familiarising them with the equipment they will encounter when they leave the classroom.
With 150 Barco Coronis Fusion 6MP monitors spread across hospitals throughout Singapore, it was understandable that Asst Prof Eric Chua, Programme Director, Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation Therapy at the Singapore Institute of Technology decided to make them available to students radiographers at the university.
The display offers excellent image uniformity with colour correction at the level of the pixel. And it’s possible to focus the light on specific lesions or abnormalities. This is the kind of attention to detail that is vital in imaging.
The Coronis Fusion 6MP is also fitted with MediCal QAWeb. This cloud-based technology automatically calibrates the display to ensure it is running in line with Quality Assurance requirements. Readings from front-of-screen, backlight, ambient light and temperature sensors are used to calibrate the monitor to ensure optimal image quality at all times.
Size does matter
The size of the Coronis Fusion 6MP monitor was also important. Being able to examine an image without panning or zooming is just as important in the classroom as in a hospital. It reduces strain on the eye and makes it easier to investigate tiny details that may prove vitally important.’