Visual assessment method of angular performance in medical liquid-crystal displays by use of the ANG test pattern: Effect of ambient illuminance and effectiveness of modified scoring

Yoichiro Ikushima, Junji Morishita, Hiroshi Akamine, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Noriyuki Hashimoto

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A visual assessment method of the angular performance in medical liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) by use of the "ANG test pattern" was proposed by Badano and the International Electrotechnical Commission. Our goals were to examine the effect of ambient illuminance on the visual assessment, and to investigate whether our modified visual assessment (with the ANG test pattern) can be used instead of the conventional assessment based on luminance measurements. As the ambient illuminance increased, the original scores obtained with the visual assessment decreased. The modified score of the visual assessment was in reasonable agreement with the results of the luminance-based assessment. We conclude that the visual assessment with the ANG test pattern should be performed in a room with constant ambient illuminance, and the modified visual assessment could have the potential to be used instead of the luminance-based assessment for quality assurance of medical LCDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalRadiological physics and technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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