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Are Preventative Maintenance Visits Required?

The manufacturer tells you your CT scanner needs 2 preventative maintenance (PM) visits each year. If your facility owns an MRI, the recommendation is 4. All the other modalities you may be using have their own PM frequency schedule too.

But is that really necessary? Is it really that important to do ALL of them? What about a CT PM every nine months? Or 3 MRI PMs a year?

To answer these questions succinctly: You really should do preventative maintenance as often as the OEM recommends. Here’s why:

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