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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 XR/d and Senographe 2000D Workstations: Cost, Signs of Failure, and Replacement Info

Posted by Samantha Binder

May 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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When GE developed their Senographe 2000D mammography system and their XR/d X-ray room, they partnered with Silicon Valley's Sun Microsystems (acquired in 2010 by Oracle) to provide workstations for both machines. The particular workstation in both of these cases was the Sun Ultra 10.

The Ultra 10 is a reliable platform but, just like any computer slogging through the day-in/day-out of a crowded patient schedule, there comes a point where a replacement will be necessary. 

Below, we'll break down the different types of Ultra 10 workstations, what causes them to fail, and the solution when you experience workstation failure on your 2000D or XR/d.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray, Mammography

GE 2000D Mammo: X-Ray Tube Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Samantha Binder

Apr 18, 2019 5:05:00 PM

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As you consider purchasing or begin using any sort of X-ray equipment, it goes (almost) without saying that maintenance and parts replacements will, on occasion, be an essential part of your ownership experience.

To help those of you who've chosen the GE Senographe 2000D manage your expectations, we've gathered the following details on tube life expectancy and common signs of impending failure. This information comes from the experiences of our field engineers and our customers. We've also included pricing information based on current averages in the parts market.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

Toshiba CXB-750D CT Tubes: Which Versions are Compatible?

Posted by Samantha Binder

Apr 13, 2017 9:10:00 AM

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It's quite clear that Toshiba's CXB-750D is one of the most popular CT tubes in use today. However, with several revisions available, what may be less clear is the matter of compatibility among these tubes and the scanners that use them.

To help you better understand which tubes you can use when your scanner needs a replacement, we spoke with one of our CT service engineers to find out which versions of the Toshiba CXB-750D are interchangeable.

Need a CXB-750D tube today? Click here to submit a request to our Parts Team.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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