Buy & Sell Now

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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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Selling Your Used Imaging System: What Full Project Management Can Do for You

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Jun 22, 2017 3:43:59 PM

When you sell your used medical imaging equipment to a buyer with project management capabilities, the process of the sale looks quite a bit different than it does when you sell to another imaging facility or to a buyer representing a smaller company. The biggest differences: communication is clearer, and the project is smoother and simpler.

To give you a better idea of why, we'll use our process below as an example of what the sale and removal of your used medical imaging equipment looks like when your buyer has a dedicated project management team.

Ready to sell your used imaging system now? Click here to submit your spec and get a free valuation.

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Imaging Equipment Applications Training vs System Demonstration of Use

Posted by Danny Fisher

Jun 21, 2017 3:57:00 PM

Congratulations!  You have just purchased your refurbished C-Arm, CT, MRI, Cath/Angio, Rad room or other piece of medical imaging equipment and now you’re waiting to have it delivered and installed so you can start using it. You’ve selected technicians that know the modality in general, but they are not familiar with THIS manufacturer’s version of the equipment so you figure that you need applications training. 

That’s a great idea, but hold the phone for a minute! Unfortunately, your purchasing department does not want to cover the expenses to train your techs on top of the capital equipment they just shelled out for. You’d rather not have that money come out of your budget either, but your technicians MUST know how to use the equipment. What do you do?

The first thing you should do is make sure you get a clear gauge on your techs’ knowledge. How much do they really know? You may need full-blown applications training, but you might also be able to get what you need from a system demonstration of use.

“But what’s the difference?” you may ask. That’s an exceptionally relevant question and, coincidentally, the crux of the rest of this blog post.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service, Parts & Service, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Your Used Hologic or GE Lunar Bone Densitometer is Worth...

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 15, 2017 12:30:00 PM

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When it comes to women’s health and bone densitometers, GE and Hologic are without a doubt the dominant players. If you have one in your facility and are looking to upgrade, there may be a significant chunk of cash value in it- or at least a chance to have it removed at no cost.

These opportunities are why we've put together a video guide to help you learn what your used bone densitometer model is typically worth in today's secondary market. After the video, read on for some selling tips that can help you maximize your system's value when you're ready to sell.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Bone Densitometer

kV Control Boards for GE's Jedi Generator: How to Make Sure You Get the Right One

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Jun 14, 2017 9:30:02 AM

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The Jedi generator is found on a number of GE imaging systems from several modalities, including X-ray, R/F rooms, CT scanners, and cath labs. With the same name, the same manufacturer, and the same housing, it's reasonable to assume that everything in there is interchangeable. Unfortunately for parts buyers, that's not the case.

While many of the parts you'll find in Jedi generators from all modalities are interchangeable, not all of them are. Case in point: the kV control board. While ordering most replacement parts for medical imaging equipment requires a match to the part number taken from the manufacturer's manual, with the same numbering format as all the other parts in the system, a Jedi kV control board requires a match to a number imprinted on the board itself.

To help you make sure you get the correct kV control board when you order a replacement for your GE Jedi generator, we'll let you know where to look and what to look for.

Have an immediate parts need? Click here to submit a request and receive a quote, fast!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Orthoscan HD1000 vs Orthoscan FD

Posted by Jordan Schneider

Jun 13, 2017 10:39:51 AM

The two most recent additions to the Orthoscan mini C-arm product line, the Orthoscan HD1000 and the Orthoscan FD, are practically identical. The list of things they have in common is far too long to share here so, in the interest of everyone's time, we'll share with you below the rather short list of things (2) that set these two mini C-arm models apart from one another.

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Topics: C-Arm

Is Wireless For You? 3 Advantages & Disadvantages of Wireless Digital X-Ray Systems

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jun 9, 2017 8:45:00 AM

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Is it time to go wireless in your office? There are a number of advantages and disadvantages when it comes to wireless digital x-ray systems, so it’s important to take a look at both sides before making a decision.

Here, let’s look at some of the most important pros and cons with wireless x-ray systems to hopefully figure out which may be the right choice.

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Topics: X-ray

Used Medical Imaging Systems: What if the Seller Removes the Hard Drive?

Posted by Josh Nunez

Jun 8, 2017 3:46:00 PM

If you're reading this article, there's a good chance you've heard that hospitals sometimes remove and destroy hard drives from imaging systems when they resell them to make sure patient data is protected. Well, you've heard correctly. This is frequently the case with equipment being sold out of use in an institutional or government-run facility. While this procedure does guarantee that personal information is protected, unfortunately, it takes all the operating software and protocols that are on the hard drives too.

How big of a problem is hard drive removal? Will the system be little more than spare parts? Will it cost thousands of dollars to restore it to working order? These are all questions we've heard, asked, and resolved before, so we're going to share with you how we overcome this obstacle when it arises and why it shouldn't keep you from considering used systems.

Need an imaging system hard drive now? Click here to submit a parts request.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

QA Block vs. Spine Phantom for GE Lunar DEXA

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Jun 7, 2017 1:16:06 PM

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All Lunar DEXA scanners come with (or should come with) two phantoms for system testing and calibration: a QA (quality assurance) block, and a spine phantom. Both of these tools are used in measuring the accuracy and performance of your scanner. This ensures the best possible calibration and highest accuracy in patient results.

While both tools are part of the OEM-recommended quality assurance process, the QA block and the spine phantom have separate uses and separate recommended testing frequencies. Additionally, not all Lunar DEXA phantoms are interchangeable among the various models in their bone densitometry product line. To give you more clarity on these important bone density accessories, we'll break down which phantom should be used at which time and which phantom part numbers are intended to work with each model in the Lunar product line.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer

Remote Support vs. MirAssist

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jun 2, 2017 2:50:24 PM

Remote support: the phrase itself implies significant advantages over older ways of getting service on the computers that drive so many medical imaging systems. No more waiting for an IT professional to come to you- no more holding on the phone to read error messages or describe symptoms to the support staff- real-time access that opens your workstation's software and its problems to dedicated assistance in minutes. There's no doubt that remote support is a valuable tool for saving time, money, and manpower at an imaging facility.

Now, however, there's a new way to receive remote support that offers even more than the application-by-application support you may be currently receiving: MirAssist. Below, we'll draw the comparison between traditional remote support and MirAssist to show you how they differ and what else you may be able to accomplish by using MirAssist.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

OEC 8800 vs. OEC 9900

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Jun 1, 2017 4:05:26 PM

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While the OEC 8800 differs from the OEC 9900 more than any other full-size C-arm the company makes, the two systems still have an awful lot in common cosmetically and functionally. This fact raises some questions: What's the same? What's different? And what do those similarities and differences mean for buyers who might be in the market for a their next C-arm?

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Topics: C-Arm


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