Better Display Technology For Improved Diagnosis

An OLED monitor displaying internal organs.

A medical-grade OLED monitor helps diagnosticians and surgeons

Increasingly sophisticated diagnostic technology is helping medical personnel better treat their patients. Now there’s a medical-grade organic light-emitting diode monitor that shows pictures and scans with unprecedented clarity.

Most monitors use backlighting, meaning they shine a light through the color elements that make up the image. OLED technology is different. In these displays, each element is an independent light source.

This means that black is not displayed as darkened light but as the absence of light—true black. The high color contrast makes small but important details easier to see.

The display technology also allows for a wider viewing angle. That facilitates working together by making it possible for more people to get a good look at one monitor.

Another important aspect of OLED is response time. The elements respond instantaneously to changes in input, meaning even fast movement is shown in real time. Camera-based surgery is facilitated by this real-time response.

In addition, these displays are far less bulky and heavy than other kinds. Even large displays—which provide greater clarity and are easier to see, presenting more visual information in less time—can be easily moved or placed where they are most prominent. When every second counts, it’s important to have everything in a diagnostician’s line of sight.

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