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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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GE XRD Collimator: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Chad Seelye

Mar 6, 2018 9:12:00 AM

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For the GE XRD (or any X-ray room, for that matter), proper collimator function is important not just for optimum image quality, but also for controlling radiation dose for patients and practitioners alike. Collimators generally last a long while, but degradation and eventual failure are still possibilities that any facility using X-ray equipment needs to be prepared to respond to.

Whether your XRD collimator is on the fritz right now or you simply like to stay informed and think ahead, the following information will help you build your cost expectations, know what problems to look for, and help ensure that the installation of a replacement collimator goes smoothly.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray

Straton Z CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 25, 2018 1:45:00 PM

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When it comes to service and maintenance for a CT scanner, the most important item to keep tabs on is the tube. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically .Coincidentally, it's also one of the most expensive to replace.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Sensation 64, you're using Siemens' proprietary Straton Z tube. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part number of the Straton Z CT tube.

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

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

Siemens Novation X-Ray Tube: Lifespan, Signs of Failure, Replacement

Posted by Chad Seelye

Dec 18, 2017 11:07:00 AM

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If you use a Siemens Mammomat Novation, there's a P40 MOW-100G tube inside it producing your X-rays and, like any X-ray tube, that P40 will require replacement periodically over the course of your system's life. If you've been in the field even a few years, this is a fact you're probably already be aware of.

As you continue to serve patients with your Novation, it'll be helpful for you to know how long you can expect your X-ray tube to last and what cost you can expect when the time comes to replace it. To that end, we'll share the details below based on the experiences of our engineering team and service customers, as well as current parts market pricing.

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

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

    
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