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18 April 2000 Practical quality control standards for digital display monitors
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We present two-tiered QC standards for grayscale monitors. Materials: SMPTE test pattern, line-pair object, radio- opaque ruler, photometer, and magnifier with scale. Results: The following standards are based on our institutional experience in association with a PACS vendor and the literature. Radiologists monitor: small artifacts, disregard <EQ 0.25 mm, 0.25 mm < 2 < 0.35 mm, 0 >= 0.35 mm; no groupings of artifacts; no visible distortion in the 'usable' area; background luminance 0.1 Fl; 'bright' >= 90 Fl, no fine-detail 'blooming'; brightness uniformity <EQ +/- 15 percent of mean value, no visible gradients, measured in at least 9 positions; scales 98 percent; 2.5 linepair/mm visible; 0/5-95/100 SMPTE contrast patches visible; illuminance 50 lux. Clinician monitor; small artifacts disregard <EQ 0.35 mm < 4 < 0.50 mm, 0 >= 0.50 mm; luminance 50 Fl; uniformity <EQ +/- 20 percent, if > +/- 20 percent at only 2 points, these locations can be tested to +/- 20 percent within the local sector; 1 linepair/mm visible; else same. Conclusions: We believe this approach is reasonably achievable.
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John F. Copeland, Christopher S. Melhus, Roxann C. Horton, Vaidehi Venkatakrishnan, Robert G. Zamenhof, and Jeffrey B. Mendel "Practical quality control standards for digital display monitors", Proc. SPIE 3976, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Display and Visualization, (18 April 2000);

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