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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 Replacement Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 7, 2017 10:28:31 AM

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Replacing a CT scanner's X-ray tube is an eventuality for any facility that uses the technology- an eventuality that doesn't always happen according to typical lifespan expectations, and doesn't always happen at your budgetary "high tide". Because of this fact, it pays to be aware of the options you have to replace your CT tube for less.

To help you know what to expect when you need to replace your CT tube, we've compiled current price averages for some of the most popular CT tubes in use right now, including low to moderate use used tubes, new after-market tubes (where applicable), and- for comparison's sake- brand-new OEM tubes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, CT Scanner

Siemens Straton CT Tubes Clarified

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 6, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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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. The video clip below will tell you which type of Straton CT 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.

We'll cover the full line of Siemens Straton CT tubes, including:

  • The original Straton
  • Straton O
  • Straton Z
  • Straton MX
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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Digital Mammo Tube Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 5, 2016 12:58:29 PM


If your digital mammo machine's X-ray tube is on its way out or, perhaps, has already failed, you should know that contacting the original manufacturer for a replacement is just one of the sourcing options available to you. It is also, in the majority of scenarios, the most expensive one.

Below you'll find current average prices for X-ray tubes from the most popular digital mammography systems. Pricing for both new OEM and after-market tubes and used tubes from independent parts providers is included.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

The Fastest Way to Order Imaging Equipment Parts

Posted by Chad Seelye

Oct 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

For those of you who have purchased a used imaging part, or at least compared the cost of a used part to the list price of a new part, the following isn't really news to you. But for those who haven't yet had the used parts experience, we want to be clear: The secondary parts market is a good place to save significant money on the overall maintenance of your imaging equipment.

While there are substantial dollars to be saved, however, sometimes the secondary market isn't the most efficient place to order parts. This is why there's now a faster way to order used imaging parts so that you can not only save money, but also some time and frustration along the way.

The following are a few advantages that can come with ordering parts online through ecommerce. The more of these features a parts provider can offer on their site, the quicker and more convenient your experience can be.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

OEC 9800 Handswitch & Footswitch Troubleshooting Basics

Posted by Chad Seelye

Aug 11, 2015 3:42:22 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.

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.


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


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