Mammo Tomosynthesis
5MP (Credit:Barco)

Barco launches first 3-D mammo display

May 18, 2011
by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor
Barco said Wednesday it launched the first display cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for use with new 3-D mammography systems.

The 13.3" x 16.6", 5 megapixel, grayscale screen, dubbed the Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP, is designed for use with the new breast tomosynthesis systems. The Belgian display company said it features quick pixel refresh for viewing multi-frame imaging sequences, such as in 3-D mammography and breast MRI, low noise and twice the brightness of conventional displays (1,000 cd/m²).

The lamp lasts about 50,000 hours, Barco said. The system, which can also be used with 2-D digital mammography, will be shown at the Society of Breast Imaging's annual conference this week in San Antonio, Texas. It should be for sale in the third quarter.

The first breast tomosynthesis system, Hologic's Selenia Dimensions 3-D, was
cleared by the FDA in February.