Any type of flat panel monitor can help to add to the amount of usable desk space, when that particular piece of equipment has been introduced into an office setting. However, out of all the flat panel monitors on the market, only one type has the features that women and physicians have a sound reason for praising. Those are the monitors that have been designed to provide doctors with the source of an in-office diagnostic display.
Each of the flat panels that furnish physicians with a device for creating a diagnostic display has been fitted with a liquid crystal screen. In addition, each of them comes with a special type of backlight, one that features a luminance of 1,000 cd per square meter. The presence of such unique technologies allows each panel to enhance the visualization of details. Even very minute details become conspicuous, when viewed on a flattened screen, specifically one that contains liquid crystals.
When a doctor and patient examine the image that appears on such a screen, that doctor-patient team sees something produced by a digital X-ray. That digital X-ray has recorded a series of low dose, high-resolution images. That fact is significant for two reasons.
First of all, women appreciate the fact that the image can be created by using only a low dose of radiation. No woman welcomes the need to be subjected to an added amount of radiation. Second, doctors and patients both applaud the improved resolution. It ensures a vanishing of the superimpositions that have been visible in the past, superimpositions created by overlapping tissue shadows.
Possible changes to the projected light are another noteworthy feature in each flattened panel that serves as the source of a diagnostic display. The angle of that projected light can be altered. Therefore, the various images can be recorded at different depths and thicknesses. Each image becomes part of a final stack, one that can be magnified or manipulated.
Among the latest flat panel monitors, those that are capable of creating a diagnostic display aid the reading and interpretation of images obtained during a digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). That is a new type of three-dimensional mammography. By optimizing the clarity of the image recorded during that procedure, panel-makers have helped to reduce the worries of those women who are concerned about the possible appearance of a malignancy, within some part of their breast tissue.
Certain research results offer proof of that fact. The scientists who conducted that investigation work at the University of Pennsylvania. Those men and women compared the number of patients receiving a false-positive callback, after undergoing either traditional mammography or a DBT. The data obtained during that investigation showed that among the group of women that had received a DBT the number of false-positive callbacks had been reduced by between 30 and 40 percent.
Those figures are more than mere numbers to a great many women. A false-positive callback represents a time when an image has suggested a possible problem. That suggestion then forced the doctor to contact the female who had undergone the associated mammogram/DBT. After getting that call from her doctor, the same woman endured a period of time when she believed that she might indeed have breast cancer. Only after a follow-up procedure could she know for sure whether or not she actually had a malignancy in her breast tissue.
Improvements to the liquid crystal panel have helped to reduce a second problem as well. That is the one that involves a lack of proper information. The latest advance in plane switching technology has attempted to put an end to that problem. It involves the utilization of a single plane of crystals, one that is parallel to the plane of the screen’s panel.
That new technology allows physicians and their patients to enjoy access to an image-creating methodology with several advantages. It has no data loss during the processing of signals. It produces clear images and guarantees stable response times. It produces a consistent image and one with accurate coloring. Finally, that same image does not lighten when touched.
Those advantages make it possible for a DBT to pick-up a malignancy that might have been missed during by performance of traditional mammography. That fact has been verified by data from actual patients. Doctors have written about the case of a 49-year-old woman who seemed cancer-free, after undergoing traditional mammography. However, a DBT showed that she had a carcinoma growing in one of her mammary ducts.
Physicians in Los Angeles who would like to try a diagnostic display before buying one can contact a man who rents out flat panel monitors. His expertise will be share with all those who care to learn more about candid tech solutions. The father of a young girl, he would be happy to work with any doctor who wanted to rent a diagnostic display.