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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 healthcare providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

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GE LightSpeed VCT 64 vs. Siemens Sensation 64

Posted by Jeremy Block

Nov 20, 2020 12:15:00 PM

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When people hit the market for a 64-slice CT scanner, the GE VCT and the Siemens Sensation are two models that are likely to come up pretty early in that initial Google search. While these models aren't that hard to find, what can be much harder is deciphering how they stack up side-by-side. They're both 64-slice scanners, with high-end features and upgrade options, from well-respected, leading manufacturers- and they fall in the same ballpark price bracket. So how do you choose?

Below are a few considerations from both the hardware/features side of things and the ownership experience that will help as you narrow down your 64-slice CT scanner options.

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Topics: CT Scanner

X-Ray Equipment Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Nov 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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In a lot of ways, the X-ray machine is the cornerstone of the medical imaging field. From hospitals, to clinics, to in-home care, X-ray systems are the most widely used modality of them all. This is precisely why it's so important to have a plan in place to keep your X-ray system up and running.

To help you know what you can expect to pay annually for an X-ray service agreement through an independent service organization (ISO), we've updated this post (first published in 2016) with current average rates for a year of our most inclusive Full Service Coverage plan as well as a short list of factors that will play into determining your individual price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-Ray

Siemens MRI Machine Models and Reviews

Posted by Steve Rentz

Nov 11, 2020 1:15:00 PM

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If you're on the hunt for a Siemens 1.5T MRI, you already know there are a number of models available on the secondary market. While it's great to have options, it can also make the decision more complicated.

Which MRI scanner is best for you? If you prefer Siemens equipment, take a look at the 1.5T MRI models below for more information to help you reach your answer:

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

How Much Can I Save with a Refurbished Cath Lab?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 4, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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Most of us expect to pay much less for something that is refurbished than something that is new. That's a perfectly reasonable expectation and one that holds as true for interventional imaging equipment as any product. With that expectation intact, the question becomes, "Exactly how much do I stand to save by buying a refurbished cath lab?" We believe there are two answers to this question: a dollar amount and an overall value.

Below, we'll share what dollar amount you can expect top save when you buy a refurbished cath lab versus a new one, as well as the additional value those savings create.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

Maximizing Your Imaging Capital Budget in Q4

Posted by Kevin Scharer

Nov 3, 2020 4:10:00 PM

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The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed a lot of plans for many people in 2020, and those of us in the imaging field are no exception. Between facility shutdowns and limited ability to work with onsite contractors and engineers, many facilities may still have some room in their capital budget- a budget that they're hoping to protect for next year.

 

So, what can be done to protect that budget for 2021 and beyond? Can you still work toward a larger project with the resources you have this year? SPOILER ALERT: You can! Keep reading to see what you can do with your remaining capital budget late in the year that will not only preserve it, but also move you closer to your long-term imaging goals.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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