Medical imaging displays and their use in image interpretation

George C. Kagadis, Alisa Walz-Flannigan, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Paul G. Nagy, Konstantinos Katsanos, Athanasios Diamantopoulos, Steve G. Langer

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The adequate and repeatable performance of the image display system is a key element of information technology platforms in a modern radiology department. However, despite the wide availability of high-end computing platforms and advanced color and gray-scale monitors, the quality and properties of the fnal displayed medical image may often be inadequate for diagnostic purposes if the displays are not confgured and maintained properly. In this article-an expanded version of the Radiological Society of North America educational module "Image Display"-the authors discuss fundamentals of image display hardware, quality control and quality assurance processes for optimal image interpretation settings, and parameters of the viewing environment that infuence reader performance. Radiologists, medical physicists, and other allied professionals should strive to understand the role of display technology and proper usage for a quality radiology practice. The display settings and display quality control and quality assurance processes described in this article can help ensure high standards of perceived image quality and image interpretation accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-290
Number of pages16
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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