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 Urology: Your Options Now

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Apr 11, 2014 4:44:12 PM

OEC_Urology_UroviewOEC discontinued the last model in their Uroview product line (the Uroview 2800) in 2006. But, just because you won't be seeing any more new Uroviews doesn't mean that OEC is out of the urology market altogether. There are still options available to the OEC loyalist who wants to break into urology or upgrade their existing uro platform. Below are two routes you can take to high-quality uro functionality from OEC.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, X-ray

R/F Room Rentals: Benefits and Pricing

Posted by Tim Richard

Mar 24, 2014 1:00:00 PM

 

RF_Room_Rental_PricingTo upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. Seeking capital approval for R/F rooms can be just plain difficult. With basement-level reimbursements, lifespan, and limited technological improvement over the past 15 years, spending $225,000 to upgrade can be a hard pill to swallow. BUT, the reality is, the R/F room is often necessary and quite versatile. As you prepare to make your capital requests, the following are several reasons why renting (and renting to own) an R/F system might be the best option for you and your facility.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

Urgent Care X-Ray Equipment Package Bundles

Posted by Tim Sanchez-Mustapha

Feb 21, 2014 10:09:00 AM

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So, conventional wisdom says, "You've got to spend money to make money." You know this and you're prepared to do so to outfit your urgent care center. But wouldn't it be better if you could spend less money and start making money sooner?

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray

C-Arm Radiation Safety 101

Posted by Trish Payne

Feb 7, 2014 9:00:00 AM

C-Arm_radiation_SafetyWhen it comes to radiation safety in medical imaging, the guiding principle is ALARA: “as low as reasonably achievable.” This goes not only for the patients being scanned, but also for the technicians and physicians who are often in the vicinity of the equipment.

Radiation exposure in fluoroscopy equipment like C-arms comes from two main sources- “scatter” radiation that bounces off the patient's body and “leakage” radiation from the X-ray tube. Of the two sources of exposure, scatter radiation varies considerably more and is the higher contributor to overall exposure.  

If you're new to the medical imaging field or to radography/fluoroscopy, there are a few things you should know about getting your radiation exposure ALARA. Below are 4 areas to focus on for greater radiation safety:

 

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Topics: C-Arm, X-ray

GE Legacy R/F Room Features

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jan 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM

GE_Legacy_RF_FeaturesIf you're in the market for an R/F room, the GE Advantx Legacy could be a great fit for your facility. The Legacy has relatively wide availability on the secondary market and offers all of the following:

 

  • Affordable pricing- $95,000 - $135,000 (refurbished, installed, 1-year warranty)

  • High service availability- the Legacy is a "bread and butter" system for many engineers

  • High parts availability- the popularity enjoyed by the Legacy means that a lot of vendors carry both new & used parts 

  • Great features- watch the video below to see the functional features of the Legacy

 

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-ray

Flat Detector C-Arms: Top Questions Answered

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Dec 30, 2013 4:54:26 PM

Flat_Detector_C-ArmsOver the last few years the digital trend in X-ray imaging has been working its way into the C-arm world. All the major manufacturers have a flat detector (FD) C-arm either on the market or in development. We asked one of our resident C-arm experts for a briefing on what this technology will mean for C-arm users and where it's at in the course of its emergence. Below are his answers to our top flat detector C-arm questions.

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, X-ray

CR Wars Episode II: AGFA 85X vs. Fuji XG5000

Posted by Tim Sanchez-Mustapha

Dec 20, 2013 4:35:00 PM

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray

Shipping your X-Ray Tube Safely

Posted by David Schultz

Dec 6, 2013 9:22:00 AM

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray

3 Reasons to Buy a Refurbished GE Advantx RF with Infimed Upgrade

Posted by Tim Richard

Dec 5, 2013 4:36:00 PM

Refurbished GE AdvantxIf you're looking for an R/F room, chances are you're after something that's reliable and affordable but still has lots of great features. We'd like to point out a refurbished GE Advantx R/F room with an Infimed i5 upgrade as an option that can meet all three of those criteria.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-ray

What Prorated Glassware Coverage Means for You

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Nov 25, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Prorated glassware is becoming more and more prevalent to find on your quote for imaging equipment.  Could be very good for the company offering it to you, but is it a good thing for you?  While the cost savings in your up front service contract might seem great, it is potentially leaving you with a lot of risk you may not have accounted for. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray

    

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