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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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CT Tube Lifespan: Dura 202 and Dura 422

Posted by Chad Seelye

Nov 27, 2017 10:37:00 AM

As you learn what to expect from your CT scanner in terms of parts and service costs, one of the most important things you can know is the average lifespan for your X-ray tube model. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically and is also one of the most expensive to replace.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Emotion CT from 1-16 slices, you're using one of two types of Dura CT tubes. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part numbers of the Dura 202 and Dura 422 CT tubes.

Need a CT tube now? Click here to submit a request and get a quote.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Siemens Avanto Body Matrix Coils: Function, Failure, Replacement

Posted by Chad Seelye

Nov 13, 2017 8:48:00 AM

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If your MRI scanner is a Siemens Avanto TIM system, your Body Matrix coil is a staple for cardiac studies, pulmonary studies, and anterior orthopedic concerns from collarbones to false ribs. It's also a part that is frequently requested through our Parts Team. This is why we've compiled more info for all of you on the Avanto Body Matrix coil below.

If you need an Avanto Body Matrix coil now, you can skip to the bottom for the manufacturer part number and current average pricing. If you're a bit of an MRI nerd, like we are, stick around to learn more about how how this technology works.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Replacing Your OEC 9800 Skin Spacer

Posted by Chad Seelye

Nov 7, 2017 12:33:00 PM

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Given the mobile nature of a C-arm, it's bound to happen at least once in a system's life: the skin spacer gets left behind somewhere and is never seen again. Or maybe it takes a fall and cracks. Or maybe the seal wears out and the spacer won't stay in place. Whatever the case, this simple acrylic accessory isn't invincible and replacements are a common request fielded by our Parts Team.

Below you'll find the vital details on ordering your replacement, including manufacturer part number and current average pricing. If using the skin spacer is a rarity at your facility, we'll also let you know why it's still important that you have one.

Need to order a skin spacer now? Click here to submit a request.

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

GE Essential Mammo: X-Ray Tube Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Chad Seelye

Oct 4, 2017 9:15:00 AM

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As is the case with all equipment that uses X-ray technology, the X-ray tube on the GE Essential digital mammography system will require replacement periodically over the course of its life. If you're a veteran to the imaging world, this is a reality you're probably all too familiar with.

As you begin what is, hopefully, a long and fruitful relationship with your GE Essential, it'll be helpful for you to know how long you can expect your X-ray tube to last as well as how much you can expect to spend when the time comes to replace it. To that end, we've compiled the details below based on the experiences of our engineering team and our service customers, as well as current pricing on the parts market.

Need to order a tube or other mammo parts now? Click here for a quote in minutes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

MRI Coil Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Sep 15, 2017 10:48:00 AM

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If you’re an MRI user who would like to expand the scanning capabilities at your facility, you’re going to need to invest in some additional coils. We can't promise that upgrading your stable of coils will be cheap, but we can help you get the process started with a little basic budget building. 

Below you’ll find current average pricing for a variety of MRI coils, both new and refurbished.

Already know which coils you need? Click here to request a quote!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

    

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