SEOUL, Nov. 28, 2016.- Using years of experience in advanced flat panel display technology, LG Electronics LG is entering the emerging medical imaging device market with its clinical and surgical monitors, designed to empower healthcare professionals to make accurate and informed decisions to save lives. New monitors and new advanced radiography devices were unveiled this week at RSNA® 2016, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.
LG’s first medical-grade devices provide accurate, high-resolution images for a wide range of hospital work.
LG 8MP Clinical Monitor
The LG 8MP clinical monitor is a 27-inch IPS matrix monitor with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, designed to increase the efficiency of hospital staff by streamlining workflow and multitasking. In addition to increased brightness levels, this monitor provides specialists with wide viewing angles, minimal color shift, and accurate images. The monitor meets the standard for medical image formation, transmission and storage DICOM , which means that grayscale tones will be corrected to maintain image accuracy. Precisely calibrated to ensure consistency across multiple devices, the monitor features backlight stabilization technology to guarantee stable brightness levels. Dynamic sync mode reduces input latency, while safe flicker and read mode settings help reduce eye strain for doctors and nurses working long hours.
LG 8MP Surgical Monitor
The 27-inch LG 8MP surgical monitor has been designed for a wide range of uses in the operating room. In particular, surgeons who use minimally invasive surgical techniques will benefit from accurate observations on LG’s wide, high-precision monitor. The unprecedented clarity of the LG 8MP panel helps physicians perform technically demanding procedures, and the monitor’s IPS technology allows multiple physicians to view the monitor from different angles with minimal color shift. With up to 800 nits of brightness, the LG surgical monitor is ideal for bright operating rooms. This monitor covers over 99 percent of the sRGB color space with additional deep red spectrum space, making it easier for doctors to distinguish different types of tissue and blood vessels.
LG’s digital x-ray detector for radiography
In today’s hospitals, medical equipment that is portable, lightweight and long-lasting is key to providing efficient patient care. The LG DXD digital X-ray detector, introduced at RSNA 2016, generates high-quality radiographic images within seconds by using 16-bit image processing and a pixel pitch range of less than 127 µm, creating super-high resolution images for radiologists and radiologists to quickly and accurately identify health problems. A magnesium and carbon fiber-based element makes the LG DXD detector suitable for patient care in a variety of medical settings, and IP41 water and dust protection helps ensure optimal performance, even when the detector comes into contact with powders or liquids.
“LG’s entry into the medical imaging device market is a bold new step in our strategy to expand LG’s position in the B2B market,” said Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment. “As the world leader in premium displays, we believe LG’s technology will make a significant contribution to hospitals and other healthcare facilities as it improves the accuracy, quality and efficiency of diagnostic procedures.”.
RSNA is an association of more than 54,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technological innovation RSNA.org . LG’s new medical imaging devices are on display for the first time at RSNA 2016, which runs through Dec. 2. Clinical and surgical monitors will arrive in key markets soon after. LG’s DXD detector will be available in 2017.