Monitors for pathology

To the monitors for pathology

Razor sharp cell and tissue images

The digitalisation of pathology has made it easier to assess the smallest cell and tissue structures, which are now transferred to screens via high-quality opto-electronic microscopes, where they can be viewed in the greatest detail. The monitors must provide an excellent image quality so that even the slightest changes or anomalies can be detected.

Ideal for individual requirements in pathology

EIZO monitors are optimally equipped for this challenge. Not only do they have an excellent screen resolution, but they also display colours with outstanding accuracy. A high (spatial) resolution, a wide gamut, a deep black level, homogeneous illumination, a reproduction curve that can be calibrated according to individual requirements and consistent image reproduction quality clearly reproduce even small tissue structures. When using EIZO monitors for pathology diagnosis, the entire system including the scanner must be evaluated.

What is important when choosing a monitor for pathology



The higher the monitor’s resolution, the more details the user will see. Images are less pixelated, have sharper contours, and more content is displayed at one time.

Screen size

For digital pathology applications, 27-inch to 32-inch widescreen monitors are recommended to fill the user’s natural field of view.


To get the most accurate information out of each image, you need to consider the screen size, resolution, and distance between the monitor and the user at the workstation when selecting a monitor.

Image homogeneity

Inhomogeneity causes an image to appear differently depending on its position on the screen. This could result in the user having to move the image on the monitor in order to obtain all the information from it. With the DUE (Digital Uniformity Equalizer) function, medical monitors in the RadiForce series can compensate for differences in brightness and colour. As an example, the picture on the left shows a monitor with DUE and on the right a monitor without DUE.


Routine quality control ensures that pathological diagnoses are consistent and reliable. As a result, users trust the information they see on the screen and there is a lower risk of misdiagnosis.


Medical monitors have a much longer service life than standard monitors. This means they can be in heavy use over a long period of time.

Other important points

Image brightness

The Bundesverband Deutscher Pathologen e.V. (National Association of German Pathologists) recommends an image brightness of at least 300 cd/m2 for monitors used in pathology diagnostics. This roughly corresponds to what you would see under a conventional microscope. To maintain a consistent brightness over time, monitors that offer much higher brightness levels are recommended to provide a buffer to allow for the aging of the device and stricter brightness standards in the future.



To ensure high differentiability in dark and bright areas on an image and be able to control homogeneity, a contrast ratio of min. 1000:1 (static contrast ratio) is recommended for a monitor used in pathology diagnostics.


Billions of colours for precise colour gradation

It is important for the work of pathologists that all monitors meet the established colour standards.


Colour gradient with 13-bit LUT

Quality control software

Quality control software for medical monitors helps in performing monitor validation tests according to national and international quality standards and in adapting the monitor to the specific working environment.


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EIZO Pathology Guide

The advantages of EIZO RadiForce monitors for pathology

  • Large-format monitors
  • An individual reproduction curve can be calibrated
  • Excellent colour differentiation
  • Large look-up table for correct colour reproduction
  • Deep black levels
  • Brightness stability sensor for long-term monitor quality
  • Long product life cycle

 When using EIZO monitors for pathology diagnosis, the entire system including the scanner must be evaluated.

Diagnoses successfully implemented

[Translate to English:] Referenzzentrum Mammografie Nord

Reference Centre Mammography North

Compared to the previous dual-screen 5-megapixel monitor EIZO set-up, the single-screen 12-megapixel solution with the RadiForce RX1270 takes up less space, therefore offering a higher resolution for efficient reporting.

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[Translate to English:] MVZ Radiologie Karlsruhe

MVZ Radiology Karlsruhe

MVZ Radiologie Karlsruhe diagnostics equipped with EIZO RadiForce RX1270

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MIL Sursee

The X-ray institute Medical Imaging Luzern AG (MIL AG) in Sursee relies on medical RadiForce monitors from EIZO for radiological reporting.

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