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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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Steve Rentz

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MRI Comparison: GE MR 450W vs. GE EXCITE HDXT

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jan 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM

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Amid the slew of MRI options available to buyers on the secondary market, one is all but certain to come across a number of models from industry juggernaut, GE. Used/refurbished GE MRI systems occupy a spectrum of vintages, configurations, technology, and prices. So, to help MRI buyers better understand what their options are, we've decided to compare two systems that live in neighboring areas of the spectrum: the GE EXCITE HDXT and the GE MR 450W. Keep reading to see what's different, and where each of these models shines.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

How Much Does It Cost to Upgrade a GE MRI?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 18, 2018 4:01:53 PM

GE MRI Upgrades

If your imaging facility uses a GE MRI machine with a CXK4 magnet, there's a good chance a field upgrade can improve your MRI without replacing it, and save you a significant amount of cost along the way.

For years, all the systems in GE's MRI line were built around the CXK4. This is true of every GE MRI model from the LX to the Optima 440. Therein lies the key to stepping up the capabilities of your MRI system without replacing the gantry; improving software and electronics with revisions and components that work with your gantry, table, and existing coils.

Back to the title question: How much do these upgrades cost? Let's get to it!

 

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Topics: MRI

Siemens MRI Machine Models and Reviews

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 11, 2018 2:40:00 PM

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If you're on the hunt for a Siemens 1.5T MRI, you already know there are a number of models available on the secondary market. While it's great to have options, it can also make the decision more complicated.

Which MRI scanner is best for you? If you prefer Siemens equipment, take a look at the 1.5T MRI models below for more information to help you reach your answer:

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

GE MRI Machine Models and Reviews

Posted by Steve Rentz

Sep 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Looking for a 1.5T GE MRI machine? Great! Now, which model do you choose? What makes the most sense for your MRI project, and your MRI budget?

By now, you’ve probably realized that making sense of the different models offered by each manufacturer can be a daunting task, and GE is certainly no exception.  Let’s take a look under the hood and break down the most popular 1.5T GE MRI models, starting with the newest.

Have a model in mind already? Click here to browse our inventory of MRI machines. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

Three Reasons to Consider Siemens' TIM Trio 3T

Posted by Steve Rentz

Sep 6, 2018 4:49:00 PM

TIM Trio 3T Three Reasons

Sure, the technicians and doctors at every imaging facility would love to have their top pick among the "latest and greatest" for MRI equipment- and when it comes to 3T MRI, the Siemens Verio and Siemens Skyra are two systems that come to mind. The reality though, is that most places don't have the budgetary freedom to simply order their dream system. Fortunately, the secondary market can offer these facilities a more affordable alternative that will give them comparable performance.


Check out the short clip below to see three reasons why the Siemens TIM Trio 3T might be a good way for your facility to balance cost and technology.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

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