Although analog-based cathode-ray tube (CRT) medical display monitors dominated the market until recently due to favorable pricing and economies of scale, liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors are fast gaining ground over them, according to new analysis fromFrost & Sullivan(Palo Alto, California).

Compared to CRT displays, high-resolution LCD monitors are far more sophisticated and guarantee radiologists the highest level of differentiation in diagnostic procedures, Frost & Sullivan said.

The report, “U.S. Medical Display Monitor Markets,” reveals that revenue in this industry totaled $281.1 million in 2004 and can reach $602.9 million in 2011.