Double Black Imaging Offers New Surgical LCD Lineup

 

May 29, 2008

Double Black Imaging (DBI) is highlighting its new surgical LCD line up at this year’s Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) show May 31 – June 2, 2008 in San Jose, CA.

DBI’s new surgical line includes a wide range of LCDs, including patient vicinity safe LCDs, Large format color medical LCDs and self-calibrating LCDs ideal for mounting on OR carts.

DBI’s line of patient vicinity safe LCDs are available in 19-, 21- and 24-inch formats with full HD resolution. Designed to be used in the OR, these LCDs are completely sealed and are cooled without fans or vents, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination by particles blowing into the sterile field. The LCDs support multiple video inputs, for both existing and new camera technology, eliminating costly signal conversion, image degradation and image lag. These LCDs feature high brightness and high contrast ratios providing vibrant, crisp images in a bright OR environment.

Also presented will be DBI’s large format, medical-grade displays in 42- and 47-inch formats. The LCDs support multiple video inputs, for both existing and new camera technology, eliminating costly signal conversion, image degradation and image lag. The company said these LCDs feature high brightness and high contrast ratios with exceptionally fast response time and wide viewing angles.

DBI is also exhibiting the new WIDE P-Series line of self-calibrating LCDs ideal for mounting on OR carts. These LCDs will consist of a 2MP monochrome and color, a 3MP monochrome and color. This line will feature higher brightness levels on each LCD, digital uniformity control, 12-bit processing, a retractable front sensor for true DICOM calibration, a backlight sensor for luminance control and bonded protective panels. DBI will be bundling these LCDs with a high-speed graphic controller (PCI-X or PCI-e) as well as including X-CAL calibration software.

Double Black Imaging is including X-Cal Calibration software, their proprietary package for automatic DICOM calibration and display quality assurance, with all WIDE “P” Series LCD systems. This allows for both complete QA of their LCDs and Front DICOM calibration. X-Cal consists of two components, a local agent package and a network administrative package. Paired together with their displays, this software and hardware combination allows each display to be remotely calibrated to the DICOM gray scale display function and monitored from a central workstation, send notifications to the central workstation or administrator when the LCD requires service and allow the administrator to adjust and perform DICOM 3.14 calibration on each LCD from the remote location. Other functions X-Cal offers include: automatic calibration and conformance tests, graphical results, table formatted reporting of data for future use, the ability to schedule intervals between auto-calibrations, allows for compensation of ambient light, ability to adjust luminance and other workstation settings, the user may view and save historical data on white level, black level, calibration and conformance test for JCAHO/medical traceability. Double Black Imaging is including both pieces of this software package free of charge with the purchase of their WIDE LCD systems.

May 2008