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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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Jarrell IG vs. Westville IG for GE CT Scanners

Posted by Garth Immelman

May 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM

GE CT Image Generator

The image generator (IG) module on your GE CT scanner is a vital part of the image reconstruction chain that comes in two varieties: the Jarrell and the Westville. As your IG works, helping to render CT images, it generates a substantial amount of heat. The result- eventually you'll need to replace it. 

When the time comes for replacement, there are some details that will be helpful for you to know, namely, the cost to replace your IG, signs it may be on its way out, and whether you need a Jarrell or a Westville variety. We'll break down each of these details below so you can be prepared when your IG's time eventually comes.

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

OEC Image Intensifier Power Supplies: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Garth Immelman

Oct 8, 2015 5:17:07 PM

When OEC C-arm users think of the "core parts" of their system the image intensifier (II) usually comes to mind. While it is true that the II is absolutely essential to any analog C-arm, this crucial piece couldn't get its job done without the little metal box we'll be talking about today: the image intensifier power supply.

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

Decoding the Megalix Cath/Angio X-Ray Tube

Posted by Garth Immelman

Jun 2, 2015 4:23:09 PM

If your facility uses a Siemens cath/angio lab like the Axiom Artis, the Multistar, or the Angiostar, you've got a Megalix X-ray tube. As with any X-ray tube, the Megalix will require replacement from time-to-time. When you start to shop around for your replacement, you're likely to come across a variety of product descriptions for the types of Megalix tubes in circulation. These descriptions are made up of numbers and abbreviations that might not make a whole lot of sense at first. We've broken down what they mean so that you can be more informed as you make your next major component purchase.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

DEXA Body Composition Scanning: Missed Potential for Patients and Imaging Centers?

Posted by Garth Immelman

Apr 10, 2014 4:00:00 PM

One of the main goals of the medical profession is to improve patient health in as many ways as possible with the equipment at hand. Sometimes though, it can be easy to overlook some of the potential applications of our equipment and, thereby, miss out on the potential benefits. One such case is using bone density scanners (aka dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or, DEXA scanners) to measure body composition.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Mammography vs. Breast MRI for Breast Cancer Detection

Posted by Garth Immelman

Jan 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Customers have asked us the question: “What’s the difference between getting a breast MRI versus a regular mammogram using a mammography machine?” This is a great question, the answer to which highlights the separate strengths of these modalities.

Each machine has its advantages and disadvantages that result in one being more suitable for general screening (mammography) and the other more suitable for diagnosis and staging (MRI).

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Topics: MRI, Mammography

    

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