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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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David McAndrews

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The ONE Question Diagnostic Imaging Buyers Should Be Asking

Posted by David McAndrews

Apr 3, 2015 4:53:00 PM

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If you’re a hospital imaging director or purchasing director, you already know that it isn’t getting any easier to gain capital approval for equipment purchases. Reimbursement cuts, new accreditation requirements, ACA changes- all of these things, and others, have played a part in creating a trend that asks you to do more with less.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions

Does an Extremity MRI Need RF Shielding?

Posted by David McAndrews

Jan 21, 2014 12:30:00 PM

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Extrmity_MRI_RF_Shield

One of the big ticket items in any MRI project is RF shielding. That's right: ANY MRI project. Extremity MRIs are no exception.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

Which Extremity MRI Is Right for Me?

Posted by David McAndrews

Nov 20, 2013 4:48:00 PM

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If you have decided that an extremity MRI is right for you, it's clear that you're ready to affordably expand your facility's capabilities, reallocate your workload, and, ultimately, break through the "time ceiling". Now the question becomes: "Which extremity magnet is right for me?"

 

The 3 Types 

To begin making your selection you must know the 3 general types of extremity MRIs that are available:

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

Is an Extremity MRI Right for Me?

Posted by David McAndrews

Nov 8, 2013 12:47:00 PM

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Extremity magnets have always filled a unique niche in the MRI market. Or, more accurately two niches, each a distinct need. We'll talk about both of them below. If either of these scenarios sounds like your practice, an extremity MRI is an option you may want to consider.

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, MRI

Upgrade to Digital X-Ray with 3 Questions

Posted by David McAndrews

Sep 6, 2013 11:12:00 AM

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So you're considering upgrading your X-ray system to DR (digital radiography)? That's great! There will be image quality, workflow, and throughput advantages in your future. All you have to do is make a digital detector/panel/plate at home in your wall or table bucky. BUT (There's always a but, isn't there?) there are a variety of ways to make this upgrade happen and, while all of them stand to improve your system's performance, not all of them will strike the ideal balance between your site's patient care needs and budget scenario.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Parts, X-Ray

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