The link below is to a PC Magazine article that discusses a simple method of assuring accurate color from your monitor. True color is important in clinical dental images. The tooth shade, the color of the tissue or even the contrast in the radiograph are important. If the colors change from one monitor to another the image is less valuable.
If you talk to anyone who installs TVs professionally, they’ll tell you how important it is to calibrate the display so it shows color accurately. On computer monitors, it may be even more important when you’re trying to make sure that the photo you’re going to send out has colors that really represent the people and the scene. Yet hardly any of us ever actually calibrate our displays, because it’s just too complicated for most of us.