Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 350–355

Effect of Room Illuminance on Monitor Black Level Luminance and Monitor Calibration

  • K. Chakrabarti
  • R. V. Kaczmarek
  • J. A. Thomas
  • A. Romanyukha
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10278-003-1720-5

Cite this article as:
Chakrabarti, K., Kaczmarek, R., Thomas, J. et al. J Digit Imaging (2003) 16: 350. doi:10.1007/s10278-003-1720-5

Abstract

In this article we demonstrate the effect of room illuminance and surrounding monitor black level luminance on image quality for soft copy interpretation. Luminance values of a 10% central target and image quality evaluations and observer performance using a contrast-detail mammography (CDMAM) phantom demonstrate these effects. Our results indicate that high room illuminance has a more damaging effect on image quality when the surrounding monitor luminance is 0% to 5% of the maximum monitor luminance. The effect of room illuminance is less obvious when the surrounding monitor luminance is 20% of the maximum.

Keywords

Black levelluminanceilluminanceimage contrastdiffuse reflectionimage surround

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© SCAR (Society for Computer Applications in Radiology) 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Chakrabarti
    • 1
  • R. V. Kaczmarek
    • 2
  • J. A. Thomas
    • 3
  • A. Romanyukha
    • 3
  1. 1.Radiological Devices Branch, DRARD/ODE/CDRH, HFZ-470Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850USA
  2. 2.Division of Mammography Quality and Radiation ProgramOHIP/CDRH, HFZ-240, 1350 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850USA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814-4799USA