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    14 July 2007

    How dark should your PACS reporting room be?

    Not pitch black, but about 40-25 lux, comparable to a dim hotel room at night, according to one study. (Image above from RSNA News May 2007)

    RSNA News May 2007 (p 13-14).

    Other references:

    Viewing conditions for diagnostic images in three major Dublin hospitals: a comparison with WHO and CEC recommendations E Mccarthy, PC Brennan Br J Radiol, Vol. 76, No. 902. (1 February 2003), pp. 94-97. Link

    Ambient Lighting: Effect of Illumination on Soft-Copy Viewing of Radiographs of the Wrist Patrick C Brennan, Mark Mcentee, Michael Evanoff, Peter Phillips, William T O'Connor, David J Manning Am. J. Roentgenol., Vol. 188, No. 2. (1 February 2007), pp. W177-180. Link

    11 July 2007

    Cleaning your monitors

    Grey scale monitors cost thousands of pounds each. Here's advice from Barco about how to clean them:

    And by the way, please don't touch the screen with your finger when pointing to something interesting.