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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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Siemens Straton CT Tubes Clarified

Posted by Chad Seelye

Feb 21, 2020 4:15:00 PM

:: 1 minute read ::

With four variations on the market, and only partial interchangeability among them, the Straton X-ray tube series for Siemens CT scanners has a tendency to cause some confusion among users. The brief video clip below will tell you which type of Straton tube is meant to be used with which type of Siemens CT, as well as an important tip for buying and installing a used Straton tube on your system.

The video clip covers the full line of Siemens Straton CT tubes, including:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Video

How Much Does a CT Scanner Cost?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Feb 19, 2020 12:15:00 PM

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People ask our team daily, “How much does a CT scanner cost?” It's a broad question, as there are many factors at play; a little like asking how much a home costs. A pop-up camper isn’t going to cost you much (you may even be able to pull one off my neighbor’s front lawn for free) but that Tudor mansion is going to put a far larger dent in your pocketbook.

We want to help you get some clarity and get the CT scanner you need for the right price. To that end, consider the four questions below to start narrowing the options down by need and by preference. Then, stick around for the video clip where we'll break down CT scanner prices in 2020 into three simple tiers.

Have a model in mind? Click here to check out our inventory of CT scanners for sale.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, CT Scanner, Video

Nuclear Camera Price Cost Guide

Posted by Josh Nunez

Feb 14, 2020 3:15:00 PM

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When the time comes to upgrade your nuclear camera (or to purchase your first), it's not uncommon to experience a little "sticker shock" or to get several quotes for comparison's sake. While you're getting your quotes, we suggest getting at least one from a provider of used or refurbished systems. There are quality systems to be found and substantial savings to be had.

To get an idea of what those savings might look like here in 2020, watch the video or read the list below to see cost information for nuclear cameras for all applications. 

Have a system in mind? Click here to request a nuclear camera quote.

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Topics: Nuclear Camera, Medical Imaging Equipment Price

4 Benefits of Hologic Dimensions Mammo with Affirm Breast Biopsy

Posted by Jason Block

Feb 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

:: 1 minute read ::

As mammography equipment continues its gradual shift away from 2D systems to 3D, there's another type of equipment that's shifting along with it: breast biopsy systems. In light of this shift, we want to highlight an equipment combo that offers the one-two punch of 3D screening and stereotactic biopsy in a single unit. 

In the short video below, our mammography Product Manager, Jason Block explains four ways that mammography facilities can benefit when they choose to use a Hologic Dimensions 3D Tomo mammo system with an Affirm breast biopsy attachment.

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Topics: Mammography

C-Arm Cost Price Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Feb 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM

:: 1 minute read ::

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When we talk to people about purchasing their next (or maybe first) C-arm system, the question of cost is generally one of the first to arise.

To help answer that question, see the video below for a simple breakdown of  2020 price information for popular C-arm models from leading manufacturers, including:

Already have a system in mind? Click here to tell us about your project and get a custom quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Video

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