Medical color displays and their calibration

Jiahua Fan, Hans Roehrig, W. Dallas, Elizabeth A Krupinski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Color displays are increasingly used for medical imaging, replacing the traditional monochrome displays in radiology for multi-modality applications, 3D representation applications, etc. Color displays are also used increasingly because of wide spread application of Tele-Medicine, Tele-Dermatology and Digital Pathology. At this time, there is no concerted effort for calibration procedures for this diverse range of color displays in Telemedicine and in other areas of the medical field. Using a colorimeter to measure the display luminance and chrominance properties as well as some processing software we developed a first attempt to a color calibration protocol for the medical imaging field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventPenetrating Radiation Systems and Applications X - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2009Aug 6 2009


OtherPenetrating Radiation Systems and Applications X
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA



  • Calibration
  • Color medical display
  • Consistent color and grayscale presentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Fan, J., Roehrig, H., Dallas, W., & Krupinski, E. A. (2009). Medical color displays and their calibration. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7450). [74500F]