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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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C-Arm Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Mar 28, 2018 4:36:00 PM

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Whether you're a veteran, a rookie, or still shopping for the best system, if you plan to use a C-arm, another thing you have to plan for is how you're going to keep it up and running as consistently as possible. For maximum uptime, you'll need to arrange a service agreement. But how much should you expect to spend for that agreement? We're here to help you build a realistic budget by revealing some average price ranges you’re likely to find as you shop around for C-arm service coverage (see the table at the end).

Before we get to the numbers, we want to explain what is considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because what you will actually pay for service depends on these factors. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Hologic Multicare Declared "End of Life": What's Next for Multicare Users?

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jan 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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If your facility has been performing breast biopsies with a Hologic Multicare stereotactic table, you know by now that Hologic has declared the Multicare to be "end of life" (EOL). We want to reassure you that this isn't as scary as the phrase itself sounds. It does mean that some things need to change at your facility, but it doesn't mean that you need to change now, or that your only option is to turn to the OEM

Using the recently EOL-ed Hologic Multicare stereotactic biopsy table as an example, we're going to share with you why OEMs use EOL designations, why EOL doesn't require an urgent response, and how EOL can actually benefit your operating budget.

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

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Oct 17, 2017 11:56:32 AM

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If you’ve recently purchased a CT scanner or are in the market for one, you’re probably beginning to research how much service for your new equipment will cost. We're here to help by revealing some average numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around (see the table at the end). 

Before we do though, we want to explain some of the factors that are considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because where your individual CT scanner fits in these criteria will, to a large degree, determine its service price.

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

Siemens Symphony Declared "End of Life": What's Next for Symphony Users

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jul 14, 2017 10:17:05 AM

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Maybe you haven't been in the field long enough to see one of your systems be declared "end of life". Maybe in the past, your budget afforded you the opportunity to upgrade long before end of life was even a concern. Whatever the case, if your facility has been using a Siemens Symphony MRI, you now know that Siemens has declared those three dreaded words for your scanner.

We'll concede that the phrase "end of life" (EOL) has an awfully conclusive tone to it, and that having a system declared EOL can lead to some big changes for a site- however, EOL designation doesn't mean that your Symphony needs to go out the door any time soon, and it doesn't mean that you have to bust your budget on an urgent upgrade.

With the Siemens Symphony MRI as our example, let us give you the scoop on why OEMs use EOL designations, why EOL isn't as urgent as it seems, and how an EOL designation can actually be a good thing for your operating budget.

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Is Going Green Giving Your MRI Scanner Image Artifacts?

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Nov 29, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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Pretty much everyone can agree that using energy more efficiently is a good thing. What some of us differ on is the best way to do it. When it comes to your MRI scanner suite, however, it does seem there's a wrong way and a right way to get the efficiency you're looking for.

Keep reading to find out the do's and don'ts of upgrading the lighting in your MRI scan room.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

    
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