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Why Buy a Used GE EXCITE HD MRI?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 25, 2013 12:31:00 PM

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Why GE EXCITE HDWhy buy a used GE EXCITE MRI? Well, from where we stand, there are a number of reasons, and they come in two flavors:


Ownership Reasons

GE is the one of the largest companies in the world. They have resources and they put them to good use. This is especially evident in their MRI product line as they continue to upgrade their technology to stay focused on healthcare’s rapidly changing needs. Because of this, GE MRIs are very easy to own. Technologists are comfortable with them (and often were trained on them), many qualified service people are trained to work on them, and parts are widely available. 


Technical Reasons

When GE introduced the EXCITE HD MRI System, it used their proven CXK4 low cryogen consumption magnet, but added enhancements that made this one of the first high definition systems to reach the marketplace. This not only greatly improved image quality, as you would expect from high definition, but it also gave physicians access to some very advanced applications that reduce motion effects, provide better tissue contrast, and speed up exam times. 

GE continued to make the HD platform even better and now, the GE EXCITE HDXT 1.5T is finally coming out onto the secondary market. The HDXT has the same high definition platform, a full complement of 8 or even 16-channel coils (including the 8-channel body coil which greatly improves images for abdomen work), and software options like IDEAL, which essentially produces 4 images from just one acquistion. The focus is on image clarity and speed.


You can hardly imagine your TV without high definition – this is rapidly becoming the case with MRI. Now is an excellent time to consider upgrading; GE EXCITE HD and EXCITE HDXT systems are available on the secondary market and they are reasonably priced. 

If you have other MRI questions, feel free to contact us and ask away. We're happy to provide answers and discuss our inventory of high-end MRI systems from GE and other manufacturers.

MRI Buyer's Guide

Written by Steve Rentz

author of blog post

Steve Rentz is the Product Manager for MRI Scanners at Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of 3, triathlete, woodworker, and barbecue master. Steve's goal is to earn each customer's trust and business by specifically addressing the needs of their unique project

Topics: MRI, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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