Medical-grade liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) with high contrast ratio (CR) values have recently been developed and become available for soft-copy reading. When the LCD is used under ambient light conditions, the luminance ratio (LR) is a more appropriate indicator than the CR. Our aim was to explore the LR required for LCDs for soft-copy reading by comparing the effective LR values with the LR of the LCD. We defined "the luminance ratio in an image (LRimg)", the ratio of the maximum to minimum luminance in a radiograph displayed on the LCD, as the effective LR values required for the LCD. The maximum LRimg values in chest radiographs and those in mammograms ranged from 109 to 143 and 372 to 431, respectively. The LR of the LCD was higher than the LRimg values of the radiographs. Our results indicate that currently available medical-grade LCDs have enough LR for display of radiographs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging