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Quest International Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance For New ME551i2 5MP Monochrome Digital Mammography Display


8/29/2006 9:35:27 AM

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest International announced that the Totoku ME551i2, 5 megapixel display has been granted 510(k) approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in all digital mammography applications.

The ME551i2 is a 21.3-inch, 5 megapixel, DICOM-compliant diagnostic display with an 11.9-bit grayscale palette and 750 cd/m2 brightness. In addition, the (L)-Uniformity Matrix luminance equalization feature achieves highly accurate luminance uniformity across the screen. Another notable characteristic of ME551i2 is its display accuracy control capability. The (L)-Sentinel II photometer is mounted in front of the screen and monitors the backlight constantly to accurately stabilize luminance. (L)-Sentinel II uses this data, as well as internal temperature data, to quickly stabilize calibrated luminance and maintain it for tens of thousands of hours.

"Totoku's ME551i2 offers a superb combination of image quality and value," says Herb Berkwits, Product Manager for Quest International. "For example, the new (L)-Uniformity Matrix reduces the luminance variance specification by more than 50% over the specification of an uncorrected panel. When using this monitor for critical applications such as Flat Field Digital Mammography (FFDM), this can make the difference in a delicate diagnosis. Similarly, this monitor's ability to display an 11.9-bit grayscale further improves a radiologist's ability to differentiate between malignant and benign breast lesions."

Totoku's comprehensive product line of DICOM-compliant medical displays ranges from 1.3 to 5 megapixel, grayscale and color, and are available in single and multi-head configurations. Located in Irvine, CA, Quest International serves as a Master Distributor and Authorized Service Center for Totoku Medical Displays in North America.

About Quest

Established in 1982, Quest International, Inc. sells and repairs all manufacturers medical imaging peripherals including, LCDs, CRTs, VCRs, VTRs, printers and workstations. Quest is a North American Master Distributor and Authorized Repair Center for Totoku medical displays. Headquartered in Irvine, California and in operation over 24 years, Quest is ISO 9001:2000 registered.

About Totoku

Totoku is a leading manufacturer of high-end medical image displays and touch panels. Founded in 1940 and in the display business since 1968, Totoku has supplied displays for various fields and has earned high marks for its product reliability.

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Quest International

CONTACT: Eric Kreis, Marketing Manager of Quest International, Inc.,+1-949-581-9900, ext. 23, ekreis@questinc.com

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