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

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Mini C-Arm Price Cost Guide

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Jan 19, 2018 1:13:00 PM

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A mini C-arm is a great way to get an image of a hand or foot without taking up all the space of a full-size C. Beyond that, a refurbished mini C-arm is 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 the question we'll be answering today.

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Topics: C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

OEC 9800 Handswitch & Footswitch Troubleshooting Basics

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 18, 2018 3:20:00 PM

The X-ray handswitch and footswitch on your OEC 9800 are subject to a lot of wear and tear: being dropped, getting stomped on, having their cables run over. There's a pretty good chance that, over the lifetime of your C-arm, you'll have a malfunction from one or the other at least once.

Some of these problems can be diagnosed and repaired. Others, might simply require a total replacement. The video below will give you a brief overview of what proper functionality looks like, what some common problems with hand/footswitches are, and where you should look to find the causes of these problems.

Need an OEC 9800 hand or footswitch now? Grab your part number below and click here to order!

 

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

Orthoscan FD Digital Mini C-Arm Review: Is It Right for You?

Posted by Gary Dodge

Jan 17, 2018 3:33:27 PM

Orthoscan FD Mini C.jpgAhead of even some full-size C-arm manufacturers, Orthoscan has been leading the way in flat detector (FD) C-arm technology for the better part of a decade with their digital mini C-arm product, the Orthoscan FD. For surgeons operating on extremities, veterinary surgeons, researchers, and medical education facilities, mini C-arm machines are an immensely valuable tool. In light of the many ways mini C-arms can serve, and in light of the increased emergence of Orthoscan FD minis on the secondary market, some specialists are wondering if now is the time to invest in upgrading their equipment stables to include one. To help you decide if an Orthoscan FD is a good fit for your facility, we'll go over the pros and cons of purchasing one below.

Want to learn more about Orthoscan FD? Click here to ask questions or get a quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

DR Flat Panel Detector Price Guide [2018 Update]

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jan 12, 2018 2:49:49 PM

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If higher image quality, faster scan times, and lower maintenance costs have you considering digital radiography (DR), but your budget has you considering toughing it out another year with analog X-ray equipment, there's an affordable middle ground: DR panels. Using a DR panel in your analog X-ray system lets you claim all of the advantages of a factory-made digital X-ray system without removing and replacing your existing unit. It also helps U.S. users avoid current and impending reimbursement cuts from CMS.

Within the line of DR panels available, there are options that make the product flexible, in terms of both functionality and cost. Below you'll find more details and current average price ranges for each DR panel option.

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Topics: X-ray

Vieworks Vivix-S 1417W vs. Iray Mars 1417V: DR Panels Compared

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 10, 2018 4:43:14 PM

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Given the proliferation of digital X-ray detector use over the last seveal years, it's not surprising to see a corresponding proliferation in DR panel makes and models. With all these options comes the question: "Which one is better for me?"

To help you learn more about answering this question, we've compared two models side-by-side to highlight their technical differences and what each panel has to offer X-ray users. Keep reading for more details on the Vieworks Vivix-S 1417W and the Iray Mars 1417V.

Have a DR panel model in mind already? Click here to submit a request and get a quote.

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Topics: X-ray

    

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