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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Does NEMA Standard XR-29 Apply to PET/CT?

Posted by Josh Nunez

Sep 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM


If you own or operate a PET/CT, the moment you heard about NEMA standard XR-29 for CT scanners, your eyebrows, your ears, and the little hairs on the back of your neck probably all shot up in unison, and you thought: "Does that apply to my equipment too?" 

Believe us, lots of PET/CT users have been asking this same question (and plenty of other questions too). Keep reading and we'll fill you in on everything we know so far about PET/CT and XR-29.

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Topics: PET/CT, medical imaging news

PET/CT Scan Times and Patient Throughput

Posted by Josh Nunez

May 29, 2014 9:09:00 AM

PET_CT_Scan_Times_and_ThroughputEstimating and maintaining a patient traffic baseline is a cornerstone for anyone managing a medical imaging facility. Staffing, reimbursements, capital purchases- all of these aspects of the field are affected in some way by the number of patients your imaging equipment will serve over a given time period.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT

2014 Joint Commission Standards: CT, Nuclear, PET, MRI

Posted by Trish Payne

May 2, 2014 5:01:42 PM

Joint_Commission_Standards_2014Starting this summer, all Joint Commission-accredited organizations that provide services in CT, nuclear medicine, PET, and MRI will be subject to new standards. The first of these standards will go into effect on July 1st and others will roll out gradually throughout the remainder of the year and on into 2015.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera, MRI, PET Scanners, Medical Imaging Compliance, CT Scanner

Philips CT and PET/CT Production Suspended: Market Implications

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 22, 2014 2:56:00 PM

Philips_Temporary_SuspensionYou may have heard the news that Philips has voluntarily made the decision to cease US production of certain CT and PET/CT devices. The decision came after a recent FDA inspection and seems to be a temporary measure while the manufacturer works to resolve issues with their documentation. This is a great reminder of how seriously the FDA takes process controls and documentation for the purpose of maintaining the highest standards of safety in products in the marketplace.

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Topics: PET/CT, medical imaging news, CT Scanner

PET/CT Acronyms and Phrases Defined

Posted by Becka Bowden

Jan 11, 2013 9:12:00 AM

PET CT AcronymsThe soup is back from a Holiday break with our PET/CT edition! Read on to have your PET/CT acronyms decoded and defined.

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Topics: PET/CT, PET Scanners

CT Scanner Acronyms and Phrases Defined

Posted by Josh Block

Nov 19, 2012 9:16:00 AM

CT Scanner AcronymsCT scanner phraseology is the focus of this week's installment of our ongoing series. Dig into the following and expand your radiology vocabulary!

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Topics: PET/CT, CT Scanner

The Alphabet Soup of Radiology

Posted by Josh Block

Oct 24, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Imaging Equipment Acronyms

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Topics: PET/CT, Cath/Angio, MRI, C-Arm, X-ray, Bone Densitometer, CT Scanner

How Much Does a PET/CT Scanner Cost? 2012/2013 Update

Posted by Josh Nunez

Oct 15, 2012 11:48:00 AM

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, PET Scanners, CT Scanner

Four Things to Know BEFORE You Choose a Mobile PET/CT

Posted by Josh Nunez

Sep 18, 2012 11:05:00 AM

Mobile PET/CT

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Siemens Biograph Duo PET/CT Review

Posted by Josh Nunez

Jul 23, 2012 8:50:00 AM

Siemens Biograph Duo PET/CTAs you investigate the PET/CT market, you’re going to hear a good deal of name-dropping: manufacturers, models, variants and revisions of those models, and so on. Amidst all of that, the name “Siemens Biograph Duo” is likely to slip from a colleague’s lips or appear in pleasant blue letters somewhere on your Google results page.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, PET Scanners, CT Scanner


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