2-megapixel colour monitor for cross-sectional image diagnosis (CT/MRI) and reporting of dental radiographs in diagnostic rooms (room class 5). 240 cd/m2 calibrated brightness and DICOM®-GSDF luminance characteristic.
Precise, high-contrast, bright and crisp screen
Thanks to the high 2 Megapixels (colour) resolution, a strong contrast ratio of 1800:1 and stable brightness of up to 500 cd/m2, the monitor offers excellent image quality. Even the differences between the finest details are shown – regardless of your viewing angle. This is a great advantage if multiple physicians are looking at the screen.
The hybrid gamma PXL functionality automatically differentiates between monochrome and colour images, pixel by pixel. This creates a hybrid display on which each pixel is displayed with the ideal tone value. In this way, a high level of precision and reliability is achieved.
The MX217-SB faithfully displays complex monochrome images from mammography and tomosynthesis along with colour images from every imaginable modality. The result is a significant increase in efficiency since images produced using different imaging techniques can be viewed on a single monitor.
LCD panels with a high brightness level tend to have more blurry image rendering thanks to over-framing than would be possible in comparison with an acquired exposure. Therefore, EIZO offers blur reduction anchored in monitor hardware. It retrieves details lost in the contours on the screen, meaning that the image is rendered as clearly as possible.
Color rendering is controlled by a 13 bit look-up table (LUT), up to 10 bits of which are available in the DisplayPort connection. This produces a resolution with a maximum of 1 billion color tones. The rendering characteristic and fine structures required for diagnostics can therefore be precisely identified.
The monitor shines thanks to its high color purity and uniform illumination. This is down to the Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE), which corrects imbalances automatically, pixel by pixel. Gray and color tones of radiological and other medical images are correctly rendered over the entire display. This is vital for diagnostics.
The precise calibration of white point and tone value characteristic curve is provided by an integrated luminance sensor. This measures the brightness and grayscales and calibrates the monitor autonomously according to the DICOM® standard. The sensor works automatically, without restricting the field of vision of the monitor. You can save the costs, time, and effort of maintenance and rely on a consistently balanced image quality.
A sensor for the backlight permanently determines the luminance of the monitor. The benefit: The defined and calibrated values are rendered exactly just seconds after the monitor is turned on and remain constant during the entire period of use. The sensor is invisibly integrated in the monitor.
The MX217-SB holds the FDA-510(k)- clearance for general radiography, but it does not support display of mammography images for diagnosis.
Software and ease of use
Features for greater comfort
With the increasing digitisation of modalities, radiologists are confronted with a growing amount of information on their screens. EIZO's unique work-and-flow technology, with new features designed to meet the needs of radiologists, effectively counters the complexity of data. The RadiForce MX217-SB and RadiCS-LE software solution enable you to benefit from the Work-and-Flow functions.
The Point-and-Focus function allows you to select and focus on relevant image areas quickly using your mouse or keyboard. By adjusting the brightness and greyscale, the interesting parts of an image are highlighted by dimming the surrounding areas.
Brightness and DICOM® characteristic curve can be checked using the RadiCS LE software and automatically calibrated according to the factory default settings. The integrated sensor in the device takes care of this. The calibration of other tone value curves, such as CIE, is also possible with RadiCS LE.
Efficiency in diagnostics
The MX217-SB can be operated in both portrait and landscape format. The ‘Image Rotation Plus’ function, included in the RadiCS LE software provided, rotates the displayed image automatically depending on the position of the monitor. (This function only works if supported by the graphics board.)
In addition, the flexible stand guarantees optimal ergonomics. You can tilt the monitor or lower it down to desk level.
Thanks to the signal input and output, you can link several RadiForce monitors through their DisplayPort interface. This means that you can realise multi-monitor solutions with the greatest of ease – without labourious and excessive cabling.
EIZO measures and adjusts each tone of grey carefully so that the monitors comply with the DICOM® standard when delivered from the factory. The result is a particularly consistent gradation of grey tones, allowing for optimal radiological clinical reviews.
EIZO offers a brand-new, easy-to-operate comfort light for radiologists who work in dark diagnosis rooms. The soft illuminance in the background of the screen reduces the strain on the eyes that frequently occurs due to constant light-dark changes between bright screens and objects in a dark environment.
Environmentally and socially conscious production
For the packaging of the MX217-SB, EIZO uses a padding made of moulded pulp cellulose. The material is made from recycled cardboard and paper and has a much lower environmental impact when disposed of than traditional polystyrene or plastic. All cables are stored in a cardboard compartment instead of being individually packed in plastic bags.
The MX217-SB is produced in a socially responsible way. It is free of child labour and forced labour. Suppliers along the supply chain have been carefully selected and they have also committed themselves to produce in a socially responsible way. This applies in particular to conflict minerals. We present a detailed report about our social responsibility annually and voluntarily.
Each MX217-SB is manufactured in our own factory, which implements an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001. This includes measures to reduce waste, wastewater and emissions, resource and energy consumption, as well as to encourage environmentally conscious behaviour among employees. We publicly report on these measures on an annual basis.
The MX217-SB is designed to have a long service life and normally outlasts the warranty period by some distance. Replacement parts are available many years after production has ceased. The entire lifecycle takes into account the impact on the environment as the longevity of the product and the fact it can be repaired saves resources and protects the environment. When designing the MX217-SB, we took a minimalistic approach to our resources by using high-quality components and materials, as well as a careful production process.
The MX217-SB consists of approximately 19% recycled plastic. This reduces the amount of plastic waste entering the environment, conserves resources and encourages the reuse of materials - helping to preserve our ecosystems.
Highest investment security
EIZO grants a five-year warranty. This is possible thanks to the highly developed production process based on a simple principle of success: sophisticated and innovative technology, made from high-end materials.
Graphics board recommendation
For precise diagnostics
The EIZO graphics card supports the properties, functions, and settings of the RadiForce MX217-SB optimally. It enables precise diagnosis and can control several monitors simultaneously. EIZO offers technical support and warranty service for the graphics card.
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|Areas of application||Healthcare|
|Areas of application||Computed tomography/MR imagine, Dentist, Dental diagnostic room, Ophthalmology, Non-destructive-testing|
|Screen size [in inches]||21|
|Screen size [in cm]||54|
|Viewable image size (width x height) [in mm]||324 x 432|
|Resolution in MP||2 Megapixels (colour)|
|Ideal and recommended resolution||1200 x 1600|
|Pixel pitch [in mm]||0,27 x 0,27|
|Supported resolutions||1200 x 1600|
|Max. viewing angle horizontal||178|
|Max. viewing angle vertical||178|
|Number of colors or greyscale||1.07 billion colors (DisplayPort, 10 Bit), 16.7 million colors (DVI, 8 Bit), 16.7 million colors (DisplayPort, 8 Bit)|
|Color palette/look-up table||543 billion colour tones / 13 bit|
|Max. brightness (typical) [in cd/m²]||500|
|Factory calibrated brightness [in cd/m²].||240|
|Max. dark room contrast (typical)||1800:1|
|Features & Operation|
|Preset color/greyscale modes||1x manual memory location, Text, sRGB, Paper, DICOM, additional memory spaces through calibration|
|DICOM tone curve|
|Hardware calibration of brightness and light density characteristic curve|
|Digital Uniformity Equalizer (homogeneity correction)|
|Hybrid Gamma PXL|
|Sensors||Ambient Light Sensor, Integrated luminance sensor, Backlight Sensor|
|On-screen menu languages||de, en, fr, es, it, se|
|Adjustment options||DICOM tonal value, Brightness, Contrast, Color temperature/White point, Gamma, Color saturation, Resolution, Scaling, Skip color mode, OSD language, Signal input, Key lock, Blur reduction|
|Integrated power unit|
|Signal inputs||DisplayPort, DVI-D|
|Signal outputs||1x DisplayPort (HDCP 1.2)|
|USB specification||USB 2|
|USB upstream ports||1 x type B|
|USB downstream ports||2x type A|
|Graphic signal||DVI Single Link (TMDS), DisplayPort|
|Frequency||Digital: 31-100 kHz/59-61 Hz|
|Power consumption (typical) [in watts]||23|
|Maximum Power Consumption [in watts]||54 (at maximum brightness with all signal inputs and USB ports in use)|
|Max. Power consumption in stand-by mode [in watts]||0.6|
|Power consumption with power switch off [in watts]||0|
|Power supply||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions (incl. stand) (width x height x depth) [in mm]||357 x 482-572 x 200|
|Weight (incl. stand) [in kg]||7.3|
|Dimension drawing (PDF)||Dimension drawing (PDF)|
|Rotatability of the stand||70|
|Tiltability||5 / 30|
|Pivot between portrait / landscape||90° (gegen Uhrzeigersinn)|
|Hole spacing||100 x 100|
|Certification & Standards|
|Certification||CE (Medical Device), UKCA (Medical Device), ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1, CSA C22.2 Nr. 601-1, EN60601-1, IEC60601-1, RCM, FCC-B, CAN ICES-3 (B), VCCI-B, RoHS, WEEE, China RoHS, CCC|
|Software & Accessories|
|Accompanying software and other accessories are available for download||RadiCS LE|
|Other box contents||USB cable (Type A - Type B), Signal cable DisplayPort - DisplayPort, Manual via download, Power cord|
|Accessories||RadiNET Pro, RadiCS, MED-XN51LP|
|Recommended graphics card||MED-XN51LP|
|Warranty periode||5 years|
Downloads & Service
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Test the properties and parametres of your monitor quickly and easily with software developed in-house at EIZO.
The EIZO software is capable of complete quality management – from calibration through asset management to acceptance and constancy testing.
RadiCS LE quality control software calibrates EIZO RadiForce monitors and manages the calibration data.
EIZO software for network-supported quality management in larger establishments – with remote function for monitors.
EIZO monitors generally have two or more signal inputs. You can easily switch between two or more computers by pressing a button on the front of the monitor. For devices with KVM switch functionality, the USB hub also switches to the respective computer at the same time.
This may be a problem with the graphics card driver. Please install the latest driver for your graphics card and restart the PC with the monitor.
Older graphics cards may not be able to display this resolution. In this case, you will require a new graphics card with the matching output.
Firstly, please check the resolution of the LCD screen. Check the recommended resolution stated for the respective LCD screen. If you have set a lower resolution than recommended, this may result in blurring.
The LCD display is comprised of a fixed number of image elements (pixels), which light up to display the contents of the screen. The image is comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels. LCDs achieve the best image quality if all pixels can be allocated data, i.e. if the resolution configured on the computer corresponds to that of the LCD display.
The color temperature is a benchmark for measuring the white tone and is stated in Kelvin. At high temperatures, the white tone appears slightly blue, while it has a more red tone at low temperatures.
5000 K: Often used in the printing industry.
6500 K: Suitable for displaying photos and video images.
The color tone rendering is relative to the change of the input signal level. This relationship is generally known as the gamma characteristic. In image reproduction, low gamma values result in white images and high gamma values result in high-contrast images.
International standard for an RGB color space. A color space has been defined, which most devices can comply with, to enable color matching between various applications and devices, such as monitors, scanners, and digital cameras. sRGB images, which are detected or issued on "sRBG devices" are limited to the full sRBG color range and no colors outside the sRBG color space. Color allocation, white point, and gamma are permanently defined.
In connection with a USB-compatible computer, the monitor acts as a hub, to which other USB-compatible peripherals can be connected.
The viewing angle relates to the angle, beneath which the contrast is better than 10:1. These are normally values of 160° to 178°. These values do not provide any information about what enormous differences in contrast may result within the viewing angle. The contrasts should not change significantly for users with a perpendicular view and a slightly side-on view. It must not make a difference whether the viewer is looking at the middle of the image or the edge of the image. How much the contrast stability varies with different LCD technologies is best checked using a measurement diagram or by a direct visual comparison. The more stable the contrast in the user's viewing frustum, the better the image rendering.
This is where the signal values are allocated to the color tone values for the output in the monitor. EIZO monitors are 24, 16, 14, or 10 bit instead of the conventional 8 bit look-up table (LUT) for precise color control. Precision work, performed by a high-performance chip developed in-house at EIZO.
Balanced brightness is crucial for brilliant color reproduction. Traditional LCD monitors need one to two hours to even out their brightness. However, even then, they are still sensitive to temperature deviations. Patented electronics regulate the backlight, depending on the model. They ensure constant brightness, regardless of the operating times and temperature.
This is a digital signal interface for images and sound signals for computer monitors with a high transmission bandwidth and a compact plug design.
Contrast is the ratio of white to black and for monitors is normally stated as a dark room contrast from a controlled laboratory environment. Typical contrasts on printed paper are 6:1 for newspapers, 31:1 for laser printers, 49:1 for photo paper. For example, dark room contrasts cannot be achieved in the office because an extremely deep black cannot be achieved in normal ambient light – even with the screen turned off.
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The EIZO on-site exchange service is handled by our service partner ESAG. Please contact the hotline: +41 44 782 28 28. Response times are Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00. If the replacement of your device is necessary, an equivalent replacement will be ready for you within 1-2 working days. A driver will come to you and deliver the replacement device to the goods receiving department or reception. He will take the defective device directly from there.
Screens have millions of pixels, which each have a surface area of less than a hundredth of a square millimeter. These elements may have defects, which are expressed by them being constantly lit or unlit. Visibility is fundamentally dependent on the surrounding area. For example, lit elements are almost invisible in a bright environment. Each LCD screen is unique in terms of pixel errors.
To give you a clear statement about what frequency of pixel errors EIZO deems tolerable, EIZO screen models are tested according to internationally recognized standards. On average the actual levels are in fact far below the tolerances across all of the devices. LCD modules that do not meet these requirements are not used at EIZO. Depending on the model, EIZO monitors have a zero pixel error guarantee for completely illuminated sub-pixels (partial pixels ISO 9241-307). Valid: six months from the purchase date.
Repairs and on-site replacement service are handled by our repair center:
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Free service hotline +41 44 782 28 28. Response times are Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00.
For repairs outside the warranty, you will receive a cost estimate immediately.
Since the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) entered into force on March 24, 2006, old electrical equipment can no longer be disposed of with the normal waste. It must be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner and recycled. This also applies to old EIZO devices.
If you are a private end consumer, you should simply take your old monitor to a local collection center. You will not be charged for this. You can find out where your nearest collection center is from your local authority.
If you are a business customer, simply contact us.
No, you do not need a driver. The monitors are identified via the signaling line and then installed as a standard or plug & play monitor.
Digital signal encryption system as copy protection for digital contents, for example for videos, music, etc. The transmission of digital contents is protected as the contents are encrypted on the transmitter's side, sent via a DVI output and once again decrypted on the recipient's side. Digital contents may not be reproduced if both the transmitter and recipient device do not support HDCP.
EIZO RadiForce monitors that can be used in close proximity to the patient fulfill the requirements of EN60601-1 or the CE-Medical Device Directive. The product data sheet describes whether a RadiForce model provides this level of electrical safety.
EIZO RadiForce LCD monitors can generally be removed from their bases. They are equipped with four VESA-compatible drill holes to attach other holding devices on the reverse. Before they are fitted, the maximum load-bearing capacity of the mounting device should be checked.
To keep your monitor looking like new at all times and to prolong the service life of your device, we recommend cleaning it regularly. Clean the casing and LCD surface as described below:
IMPORTANT: Never use thinner, benzene, alcohol (ethanol, methanol or isopropyl alcohol), scouring agents or other strong solvents as these may damage the casing and the LCD display.
Remove marks by wiping the casing with a soft cloth, which you have previously moistened with a mild cleaning agent. Never spray wax or cleaning agents directly on to the casing. (The manual contains exact details.)
Where necessary, the monitor surface may be cleaned using a soft cloth (for example a cotton cloth or glasses cloth). Stubborn marks can generally be removed by wetting the cloth with a bit of water to increase the cleaning strength.
Homogeneous luminance distribution and good color purity are key to achieving very accurate image rendering. The Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) circuit takes care of this. It automatically corrects non-uniformities in terms of luminance and chrominance for all tone values across the entire image area – pixel by pixel.
The warranty for EIZO RadiForce monitors is 5 years for most models. EIZO recommends an image brightness that is considerably higher than the minimum requirements in accordance with QS RL for monitors used for medical diagnostics. This recommended brightness is guaranteed by EIZO.
The corresponding product data sheets show which guarantee applies to which RadiForce model.
Both the installation wizard in RadiCS 5 and the corresponding functionality in RadiNET Pro enable an upgrade including data migration.
An important prerequisite for this is that the installed RadiCS 4 Version must be Version 4.6.1 or higher. For that reason, you should carry out an update beforehand for older RadiCS 4 installations.
EIZO monitors support DisplayPort Alternate Mode with their USB-C interface. This means they can correctly display image signals from Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 ports via USB-C connection. The USB-C signal cable supplied by EIZO with the monitor has the optimal suitability.
Alternatively, monitors with a DisplayPort socket can be connected using a suitable cable. The CP200 signal cable (USB-C (TB3/TB4) to DisplayPort) provided by EIZO is the most suitable.
A connection from Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 ports to the HDMI interface of the monitor can work with suitable active adapters/cables. However, we recommend using the USB-C or DisplayPort interface of the monitor.
Preparing for the move:
First make sure that RadiCS can be opened on the previous computer. Our recommendation: If necessary, update RadiCS on the previous computer to the same version that you will use on the new computer.
Carry out the move:
EIZO has developed the RadiCS software specifically for quality assurance for image display devices in the RadiForce range. It offers extensive tests and automatic alignment to guarantee constant and consistent image reproduction on all RadiForce LCD monitors, but also supports screens from other manufacturers. The software automatically executes test images and helps to perform measurements and assessments in accordance with the guidelines in a cost-effective and time-effective manner. For example, measurement results are automatically transferred to the documentation and archived and can be centrally managed using the optional RadiNET Pro software. A calendar with a reminder function ensures timely checks are performed. A suitable measurement device is required to measure the luminance, including veiling luminance. Measured values from various luminance meters are automatically read by RadiCS.
According to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the quality assurance guidelines are according to the X-ray ordinance (QS-RL): "Quality assurance measures for X-ray devices to examine or treat humans".
DIN V 6868-157. This DIN governs the acceptance test and constancy test for image display systems in radiography in order to ensure the necessary image quality.
In accordance with DIN 6868-157, different minimum requirements are placed on image display devices depending on the body region / method. The EIZO RadiCS quality assurance software is divided into classes I to VIII. The following table shows a classification of the classes and minimum requirements in this regard.
Note: An acceptance test is necessary for each image display system for an evaluation in accordance with DIN 6868-157.
EIZO provides up to a five-year warranty, although some devices have a different warranty period. You can find out the exact warranty periods for each product either in the warranty terms and conditions above, in the datasheet, or on the EIZO international website. The long warranty periods are made possible by a highly developed manufacturing process based on a simple principle of success: sophisticated and innovative monitor technology, manufactured from high-end materials. For you, the 5-year warranty means a high level of investment security and savings on follow-up costs (total cost of ownership), which would be incurred without warranty service, for example, for maintenance and repairs.