Can display features improve DR interpretations?

Wednesday, November 30 | 3:50 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | SSM12-06 | Room S403A
In this scientific presentation, an Italian group will show how higher spatial resolution and luminance levels on medical displays may be able to improve radiologist performance in reading digital radiography (DR) images.

An Italian multi-institutional team has been performing a large research project to identify the most suitable physical parameters of medical displays for accurate reproduction of medical images. The study has encompassed monitors from three different vendors and five imaging modalities: planar mammography, tomosynthesis, digital radiography, CT, and nuclear medicine, according to first author Dr. Giuseppina Calareso of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan.

In their presentation at RSNA 2016, the researchers will share their findings for two types of plain radiography studies -- a chest exam and a bone study.

"The reported results provide a first estimation of the influence of medical displays with different spatial resolutions and luminance [levels] on the correct evaluation of digital radiography images," Calareso told They also "highlight the importance of careful selection and monitoring of medical displays in order to ensure the faithful reproduction of the information content of a radiological image and to optimize the reporting process."

Take in this Wednesday talk to get all the details.

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