Do not get hung on 12ms, 16ms, 25ms and other marketing ‘response time’ labels.
The measurement standards and particularly methods are so lax that they allow manufacturers basically put any response times in they marketing literature and then produce corresponding measurements on purpose. Often these measurements have nothing to do with the real world performance of that unit, after proper calibration.
For ghosting, grey-to-grey transition is what matters to the human visual system.
Most TFTs produce 2-10 times slower transition times from grey-to-grey than with TRON+TROFF (total response time ON + OFF).
As such, the best way is to find a test that actually subjectively measures the ghosting OR which uses spectrometers to measure grey-to-grey transition times (THG, c’t magazin, X-bit Labs, etc).
Modern TFTs are best for gaming and basic office work.
For hardcore image editing and color critical tasks CRTs are still unsurpassed (see Sony Artisan, Mitsu 2070, Barco Professional Calibrator, etc) both in viewing angle, color constancy and shadow detail / shading.
This will change in time, but currently not even the best of Eizo ColorEdge series can pass the mustard in serious image editing. The jury is still out on the Nec 2180WG (Eizo CG220), but preliminary first hand test indicate it’s still no match for Sony Artisan.