Barco 6 MegaPixels Display

A Belgian firm, Barco, has recently launched the world’s first 6 MegaPixel diagnostic display system, named Coronis Fusion 6MP DL. Users can enjoy the monitor’s 3280 x 2048 native resolution and the diagnostic luminance which is able to provide a DICOM-calibrated luminance of 800 cd/m², allowing for simultaneous reading of color, grayscale, and fused modalities. These combined options also include volume rendered images on the same screen, which aids in making the new display an important tool for diagnostic and other potential applications.

Two Barco 6 MegaPixel displays (Credit: Barco)
Two Barco 6 MegaPixel displays
(Credit: Barco)

As the latest development at Barco, the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL is a 30-inch color LCD, which can be used as two seamless 3 MegaPixel heads or as one wide-screen 6 MegaPixel display. This allows radiologists to display the results of tests such as the X-ray, CT, MRI, cat scan and echo cardiogram simultaneously and the results can be compared side-by-side on a single high-definition screen. The display employs the latest in technology with an In-Plane Switching (IPS-Pro) LCD. This technology has better viewing angles with true vividness and high contrast.

Radiologist Dr. de Leeuw comments on the new display system, stating that, “This makes it a very versatile solution for our multi-modality PACS environment, including X-ray, CT, MRI and other images. Moreover, the system has very wide viewing angle, which will allow us to gather around one display with fellow radiologists to share opinions and jointly develop treatment paths for our patients.”

Picture clarity with Coronis Fusion 6MP DL (Credit: Barco)
Picture clarity with Coronis
Fusion 6MP DL (Credit: Barco)

The display is fitted with integrated uniform luminance technology (ULT) which distributes brightness uniformly over the full 30-inch screen surface. This intelligent backlight scheme is able to reduce LCD non-uniformities while decreasing 10% of the backlight necessary for normal LCD displays. Driving the display is a high-speed MXRT display controller that was exclusively designed for the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL to support 3D PACS applications.

Richard Sommer, managing partner at the consultancy company H2W, added: “After a hands-on demonstration of the Barco Coronis Fusion 6MP DL, it became self-evident that Barco’s solution offered the best answer for the multi-modality imaging.” Used mainly in radiology, the display system has had rapid success with contracts in USA, Australia, Korea, Belgium, Germany, and France.

TFOT covered several advanced display technologies and products, including Sony’s XEL-1 OLED TV, IO2 Technology’s Heliodisplay Floating Display, and more recently flexible computers that conform to any shape.

Additional information on the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL can be obtained at Barco’s website.

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