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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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DR Flat Panel Detector Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 17, 2020 1:30:00 PM

DR-Panel-Price-Guide

If you're considering digital radiography (DR) for the first time, we'll say this: Between reimbursement cuts, the ongoing cost of CR reader maintenance and cassettes, and declining costs for DR panels, it's just not economical to put off the upgrade to direct digital imaging any longer. You'll have higher image quality, faster scanning, lower costs- and you can keep your analog X-ray system. If you're no stranger to the benefits of DR, welcome back to the market!

In either case, DR panels are more affordable in 2020 than ever. Keep reading to see commonly available DR panel options and the current average price range you can expect to spend on each.

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Topics: X-Ray, Video

OEC 9900 MD vs. OEC 9800 MD

Posted by Gary Dodge

Jan 16, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Like their non-motorized counterparts, the OEC 9900 MD and 9800 MD have an awful lot in common. But, also like their non-motorized counterparts, they differ in a few significant ways. To make things simple for those of you considering either of these models (or any other motor-driven C-arm on the market) we'll break down the differences below so you can choose the very best system for your site's needs.

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What Happens During a Cath Lab Inspection?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jan 13, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Cath Lab Inspection

People refer to interventional equipment inspections frequently in our industry but seldom identify what a thorough inspection looks like. To pull back the curtain on the process, we’ve compiled the major steps our engineering team takes when they conduct an inspection of a cath lab. There are quite a number of other steps in our 4-5 hour process as well but, in the essence of time, we’ll focus on the larger elements.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Selling Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Choosing the Best X-Ray Equipment

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 10, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Bringing a new (or new to you) X-ray system into an imaging facility can be an overwhelming project, especially if it's your first time. To give those of you who might be wondering a nudge in the right direction, we're going to cover some top considerations to help you choose the very best X-ray equipment for you.

We'll cover functionality, patient volume levels, and placement by clinical specialty. And when you're done here, we recommend you hop over to our X-Ray Equipment Price Guide to learn what you can expect when budgeting for your X-ray system.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-Ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Cath Lab Parts & Service Costs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jan 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM

As you do the technical and functional homework on your next cath lab purchasing decision, at some point, you’re more than likely to ask, “How much will this equipment cost me in ongoing maintenance?” That’s a good question to ask, since every cath lab needs preventative maintenance (PM) and, eventually, repairs and component replacements. To that end, we’re ready to offer a good answer at a couple different levels of risk tolerance. 

Read below to get ballpark costs for maintaining your cath lab on either a time and materials basis, or under a comprehensive coverage contract.

Have a cath lab model in mind? Browse our current inventory of cath labs and get a quote!

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

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