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Matrox announces full-featured software bundle


20 May, 2009  

Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of specialised graphics solutions, announced that QUBYX has integrated Datacolor’s Spyder3 colorimeter into its PerfectLUM medical display calibration software. In addition, the calibration software will also support the Matrox Xenia Series onboard 13-bit Gamma and Digital Luminance Correction (DLC) technology. By combining each company’s extensive and high-quality solutions, Matrox has created a comprehensive package for the medical display and imaging marketplace that will ultimately save time and money and improve efficiencies in patient care.

The new software bundle is ideal for use in radiology and mammography where international standards exist to secure consistent image display quality. PerfectLUM can now calibrate to standards including AAPMTG18, DIN6868, IEC, JESRA and DICOM with greater ease and accuracy to ensure precise readings and minimise the need for retesting.

As a global leader in colour management solutions and colour communication technology, Datacolor brings a level of colour rendition accuracy that is essential to the medical imaging industry. In addition to providing medical technicians with precise monitor calibration, Datacolor’s Spyder system improves efficiencies by providing fast and accurate colour and black-and-white tonal matching on screen and in print, which is critical to today’s digital imaging technology in medical labs around the world.

QUBYX is a technology contributor to the medical imaging and colour management industries with various professional calibration and visualisation solutions since 1996. QUBYX develops software solutions such as PerfectLUM. QUBYX PerfectLUM software is used to calibrate and verify medical displays used for diagnostics for viewing of medical images ranging from biological-medical imaging, radiology, radiological sciences, endoscopy, tomography, ultrasound, medical photography and microscopy.

For fields such as radiology and mammography, some national and international standards exist to secure image display quality. QUBYX PerfectLUM is used to calibrate to standards such as AAPMTG18, DIN6868, IEC, JESRA and DICOM.

Matrox Xenia is the first native PCI Express single-slot board with all-digital, triple-monitor output and the flexibility to drive practically any known display configuration. Xenia PRO supports resolutions from under 1MP up to 8MP, with up to 1GB of onboard memory, and features new technology to ensure optimum display calibration (via Matrox DLC and 8/10/13-bit gamma LUTs).

“Datacolour is very excited to be working directly with Matrox and QUBYX to produce a comprehensive calibration product for medical imaging and diagnostics professionals,” explains Albert Busch, CEO of Datacolor. “With the continual rise in healthcare costs, PerfectLUM will help ensure that medical imaging technicians can provide physicians with accurate pictures, scans and X-rays of their patients the first time,” Mr Busch added.

“The high-quality measurement device from Datacolor, combined with quality software solutions from QUBYX and professional display controller boards from Matrox, provides critical tools to the medical imaging industry,” says Marc Leppla, director of QUBYX.

“Matrox is pleased that the Datacolor Spyder3 colourimeter has been integrated into PerfectLUM for superior measurement, calibration, and correction solutions for the medical imaging market,” says George Rigas, business development manager for Medical Imaging, Matrox Graphics Inc. “In medical imaging, you want the best out of your images, whether for review or diagnostic reading. The high-end Spyder3 colourimeter from Datacolor in combination with Matrox Xenia Series’ DLC and its onboard 13-bit Gamma LUTs – powered by QUBYX PerfectLUM – will provide medical imaging professionals with pristine image quality and highly precise calibration.”

With additional development potential for increasing hardware-accelerated performance via hardware LUTs, multiple window IDs and additional hardware features, Xenia Series is a flexible and expandable solution for medical imaging developers and integrators looking for leading-edge technology.

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