Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

Enjoy these tips, tricks and insights that answer 100's of questions we've received from radiology and imaging professionals that need help buying, selling, servicing and maintaining their medical imaging equipment: MRI, CT, C-Arm, Digital X-ray, PET/CT and Women's Health. We extend the life of imaging equipment so that health care providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

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OEC 9900 Hardware and Software Options

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Dec 9, 2014 3:45:35 PM

OEC_9900_C-Arm_Options

Just like the 9800 before it, the OEC 9900 is a C-arm that comes with a variety of hardware configurations and software packages. If you're not sure whether the 9900 would be a good fit for the specialties you plan to practice at your facility, take a look at the list below to see if there's a hardware and software pairing that will work together to meet your needs.

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Topics: C-Arm

What's Hot for C-Arms at RSNA 2014?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Nov 26, 2014 1:27:00 PM

RSNA_2014_C-ArmWith just a few more days before RSNA 2014 kicks off, I sat down with our resident C-arm expert, Chris Sharrock, to find out what to look out for on the show floor for one of our top modalities.

Chris gave me the top three C-arm topics he'll be keeping his eye on next week in Chicago.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Industry Meetings

OEC 9900 Parts and Service Costs

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Oct 31, 2014 4:29:42 PM

OEC_9900_Blog_HeaderCars, houses, heck- your children! It seems that all of life's major investments entail costs long after we acquire them. From your imaging facility's business perspective, the equipment investment in an OEC 9900 C-arm is certainly no exception. While its functionality and image quality make it one of the top fluoroscopy tools available to serve patients, ownership of a C-arm comes with necessary long-term costs that should be a part of your C-arm purchasing considerations.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

C-Arm Lease Prices Could Be the Answer

Posted by Josh Block

Oct 29, 2014 10:30:00 AM

C-Arm_LeaseConsidering a C-Arm lease? Learning more about great C-Arm lease prices and finance solutions could be just what you need to help you in the decision process.

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Topics: C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Financing

3D C-Arm Comparison: Siemens Iso-C vs. Orbic 3D

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 1, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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If you're looking into 3D C-arms, you're probably already aware of the advantages they provide in terms of time savings, radiation dose reduction, and eliminating the need for patient repositioning.

If so, your next questions probably revolve around figuring out which 3D system is best for you. Read on to learn more details through a comparison of two of the more popular models from one of the top manufacturers.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

The Best II Size for Orthopedics

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Sep 23, 2014 3:15:46 PM

II_Size_for_OrthopedicsThere are a lot of options out there when it comes to selecting the best C-arm for your practice's needs. Doing the legwork and considering all the specifications can be a little daunting and, most certainly, a little time-consuming. 

This is exactly why we're writing this blog to give a straight answer to one of the questions we hear the most: Which C-arm image intensifier (II) size is the best for orthopedics?

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Topics: C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

C-Arm Service Cost Comparison: OEC vs. Philips

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Sep 15, 2014 10:35:06 AM

C-Arm_Service_CostBuilding a realistic budget for any C-arm includes setting aside some funds for its ongoing maintenance. Whether you choose to purchase a full service coverage package or to place service calls on a time and materials basis, system upkeep is a part of your costs that shouldn't be overlooked.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Siemens Arcadis C-Arm Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Sep 11, 2014 2:39:00 PM

Siemens_Arcadis_C-Arm_PricingThe Siemens Arcadis C-arm series is comprised of models known for powerful generators, hardily engineered parts, and isocentric 3D imaging. If any of these are compelling features for the specialties you intend to pursue with your C-arm purchase, a Siemens Arcadis C-arm could be an excellent fit for you. What's more- Arcadis series C-arms are more available on the secondary market than they've ever been. This is great news for facilities anticipating a high volume of vascular and/or bariatric studies.

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Topics: C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

OEC 9600 C-Arm Basic Demo [VIDEO]

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Sep 8, 2014 12:50:52 PM

9600_demonstration_videoThe OEC 9600 is a tried and true C-arm system that's a great fit for facilities with tighter budget constraints. It can be used for many of the same applications as the ever-popular OEC 9800 but, being one generation older, has come down in price on the secondary market.

For more details on the differences between the 9600 and it's successor, you can read our 9800 vs. 9600 comparison article. Before you do that though, watch the video below to see the OEC 9600 in action. Our engineer will demonstrate the image quality, braking/steering, and full range of motion- all on an OEC 9600 that has just gone through our refurbishment process. Enjoy!

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Topics: C-Arm

Mini C-Arm Price Cost Guide

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Aug 22, 2014 4:43:00 PM

Mini_C_Arm_Price_GuideThis one is for all the extremity specialists out there.

A mini C-arm is obviously a great way to get an image of a hand or foot without taking up all the space of a full-size C, and a refurbished mini C-arm is definitely a great way to save substantially over the cost of a new one, but where exactly does a mini C-arm fall on the cost spectrum? That's exactly the question we'll be tackling today.

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Topics: C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

    

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