Barco Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP (MDMG-5221)

5 Megapixel display system for digital breast imaging, including breast tomosynthesis

5 Megapixel Grayscale Tomosynthesis Display

Barco's Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP (2048 x 2560) has been developed to optimize reading and interpretation of digital breast tomosynthesis, a groundbreaking imaging modality that significantly improves accuracy of breast cancer detection. Its unique technologies for tomosynthesis visualization increase conspicuity of the smallest details, providing radiologists with a new degree of diagnostic confidence.

  • Highest Luminance 2100cd²
  • DICOM calibrated luminance 1000cd²
  • DuraLight Nova™
  • Per Pixel Uniformity™ (PPU)
  • DICOM Conformance
  • I-Guard™ sensor
  • SmoothGray™
  • ALC Ambient Light Compensation
  • Medical QAWeb system
  • Frontprotection integrated
  • 5 Years Warranty

Features & Benefits


The Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP is the first display system available for breast tomosynthesis. It is cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in standard and multi-frame digital mammography as well as breast tomosynthesis.

DuraLight® Backlight Technology

Any high performance display should provide 100% of its 'as-new' performance during its entire lifetime. That is why the MDMG-5221 includes DuraLight®, a revolutionary backlight technology. Compared to conventional Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps, the average lifetime of DuraLight® backlights is prolonged by a factor of 3 to 5, without increasing power consumption. This means that there is no need to replace the backlight during the life span of the medical display, which substantially reduces the system's cost of ownership. DuraLight® comes with a 5 year warranty.

Per Pixel Uniformity (PPU)

In mammography reading, also luminance differences as small as a few percent, on the edge of what the human eye can perceive, represent diagnostic information . In this special application it is crucial to recognize the smallest and most subtle image details. The monitor is equipped with the unique Per Pixel Uniformity (PPU) functionality I order to provide the diagnostic confidence needed. This proprietary technology measures and adjusts the luminance output at pixel level and eliminates screen noise, thereby making each individual pixel DICOM-compliant. PPU technology operates transparently and in real-time. Thanks to Barco's PPU functionality, the monitor easily complies with the center-to-corner luminance uniformity specified in DIN 6868-57.

Ambient Light Compensation

The Ambient Light Compensation (ALC) is another important feature of the Coronis products. The diagnostic competence is very much influenced in a very negative way by changing ambient light conditions in the reading room. To compensate this the ALC was developed. This systems measures the ambient luminance and compares it to preset thresholds that characterize the reading room. A notification to the QA administrator can be done and the DICOM curve can be corrected in realtime.

Worry-free DICOM compliance

Continuous DICOM-quality, worry-free Quality Assurance and centralized asset management with MediCal QAWeb and I-Guard sensor technology.

Other important features

• SmoothGray™: SmoothGray generates ultra-precise representations of grayscale images and eliminates quantization artifacts, reducing the overall noise in the images.
• I-Luminate™: a push on the 'hot light' I-Luminate button will temporarily boost display brightness, allowing inspection of subtle details or comparison of digital exams with film-based priors.
• Adjustable dual-head stand: the dual-head stand allows users to angle the displays to fit their preferred position for optimum viewing.
• RapidFrame ™: RapidFrame technology counteracts motion blur when scrolling through a stack of images due to a high pixel refresh rate.


The MDMG-5221 is the ideal solution for: Breast Tomosynthesis, Mammography & 3D mammography.

Technical Specifications

Model MDMG-5221    
Display technology TFT AM LCD Dual Domain IPS WideView    
Active screen size (diagonal) 541 mm (21.3")    
Active screen size (H x V) 337.9 x 422.4 mm (13.3 x 16.6")    
Aspect ratio (H:V) 4:5    
Resolution 5MP (2048 x 2560)    
Pixel pitch 0.165 x 0.165 mm    
Color imaging No    
Gray imaging Yes    
Number of grayscales
(LUT in/LUT out)
1024 gray levels (10/12)    
Viewing Angle (H, V) 176°    
Per Pixel Uniformity (PPU) Yes    
RapidFrame technology Yes    
I-Luminate button Yes    
Ambient Light Compensation (ALC) Yes    
I-Guard Yes    
Uniform Luminance Technology (ULT) Yes    
Maximum luminance 2100 cd/m²    
DICOM calibrated luminance
(ULT off)
1000 cd/m²    
Contrast ratio
(dark reading room, typical)
Response time (Tr + Tf) 15 ms (typical)    
Scanning frequency (H; V) 30-150 kHz; 15-80 Hz    
Housing color Gray    
Video input signals DisplayPort, DVI    
Video inout terminals N/A    
USB ports (USB Ver. 2.0) 1 upstream + 1 endpoint, 2 downstream    
Power requirements 100-240 V    
Power consumption (nom) 125 W    
Power save mode Yes    
Power management DVI-DMPM    
Dot clock 280 Mhz    
OSD languages English, French, German, Italian, Spanish    
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD) 392 x 558 x 250 mm    
Dimensions w/o stand (WxHxD) 780 x 550 x 261 mm    
Dimensions packaged (WxHxD) 780 x 550 x 261 mm    
Mounting standard VESA (100 mm)    
Net weight with stand 15.4 kg    
Net weight w/o stand 10.9 kg    
Net weight packaged w/o stand 17.3 kg    
Height adjustment range 100 mm    
Tilt -5° / +24°    
Swivel -45° / +45°    
Pivot 90°    
Screen protection Protective, non-reflective glass cover    
Recommended modalities breast tomosynthesis, mammography,
CT, MR, US, DR, CR, NM, Film
Certifications UL 60601-1 2ND EDITION, CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO.
601.1-M90:2005, IEC 60601-1 2ND ED:1988 + A1:1991 +
A2:1995, IEC 60950-1:2005 2ND EDITION, CE -
2004/108/EC, CE - 93/42/EC, A1:2007/47/EC CLASS IIB,
DEMKO - EN 60601-1, CCC - GB9254-2008 + GB4943-2001 +
GB17625.1-2003, BSMI - CNS13438(95) +
CNS14336(94), KC, VCCI, FCC class B; FDA 510(k), RoHs
Supplied accessories User manual, Video cable (DisplayPort), Main cables (UK,
European (CEBEC/KEMA), USA (UL/CSA; adaptor plug NEMA
5-15P), Chinese (CCC)), USB cable, external power supply,
film clip, keyboard light.
QA software MediCal QAWeb    
Warranty 5 years