Okay, so you’ve narrowed down your search for a new display to the offering for digital pathology, with high image quality in mind. You don’t want to enjoy this quality only during the first year that you use your monitor, right?
5. Sensors for image consistency
A medical grade display can contain sensors that continuously monitor the stability of the screen. Factors such as age, environment and temperature can influence a monitor’s performance over time. Sensors function as ‘optical eyes’, they track instabilities and compensate for them, so that the light output of the display is always constant and doesn’t degenerate. They can even measure individual spectral characteristics of red, green and blue values, for consistent colors. This helps guaranteeing long-term diagnostic confidence.
6. Calibration software
While sensors ensure a stable light output, software exists that can operate in concert with them to keep an eye on the quality of your display’s colors. This happens through automated calibration tests and quality assurance, for instance with International Color Consortium profiles. The combination of sensors and calibration software guarantees steady luminance and steady colors.
7. Consistency across reading sites
Many fields, including healthcare, are discovering the advantages of remote collaboration and consultation. Stable luminance and color quality don’t only benefit you working on your display. It can also facilitate telepathology consultations: when the remote colleague you’re consulting with has the same image quality, you can rest assured that you’re both seeing the exact same image.