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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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

How to Change Monitors on an OEC 9800 C-Arm

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 20, 2014 12:00:55 PM

Change_OEC_9800_CRTEventually, the monitors on your OEC 9800 will go dim, get image burn-in, or burn out altogether. We apologize if this leaves you feeling down, but it's an unfortunate reality for any system using CRT monitors. 

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

OEC 9800 C-Arm Basic Demo [VIDEO]

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Aug 11, 2014 9:41:18 AM

oec-9800-demonstration-videoWhen it comes to C-arms, we get more requests for the OEC 9800 than any other model. On the refurbished market it occupies a "sweet spot" that balances clinical functionality with capital cost. We've put together a demonstration to show you what we mean.

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Topics: C-Arm

C-Arm Rental Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jul 31, 2014 2:40:00 PM

The-dos-and-donts-of-c-arm-rentalWith most of the things people rent, the process is relatively simple. There aren't generally a lot of logistics involved in getting a movie out of the RedBox on the corner or checking out a Corolla to get from an airport to a conference center. Renting a C-arm, however, comes with a few unique considerations.

Below, we'll break down the top things to make sure you do- and don't do- once you've decided that a C-arm rental is right for you.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

OEC 9900 C-Arm Basic Demo [VIDEO]

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Jul 7, 2014 9:09:00 AM

OEC_9900_C-Arm_DemoAs the availability of refurbished OEC 9900 C-arms creeps gradually upward, more and more of the people we talk to have been asking to see the flexibility the system can offer them. For those of you that have asked- the wait is over!
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Topics: C-Arm

Do I Need a C-Arm or a Cath Lab?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 30, 2014 12:37:00 PM

C-Arm_vs_Cath_Lab

As if the initial decision to open a surgical center wasn't big enough, those of you entering this territory are about to find yourselves embarking on a series of subsequent big decisions. One of the biggest will be which imaging equipment you choose.

The systems you're likely to need fall into two major categories: Mobile C-arms and cath/angio or interventional labs. The price points, technical features, service costs, and applications for these products are very different from one another, so it's important to have an understanding of what type of usage each is intended for.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, C-Arm

How to Connect an OEC 9800 to PACS

Posted by Michael Rivas

Jun 18, 2014 11:54:19 AM

Connecting_OEC_9800_to_PACSCongratulations! Now that you have an OEC 9800 C-arm at your facility, you probably want to get busy using it to serve your patients. Before you do though, you will need to connect it to your PACS network so your physicians can review and store the images they will be taking.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

    

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