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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Medical Imaging Equipment

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It is always exciting when you get to make a fresh start don’t you think? I'm sure by now, you've already made your personal New Year's resolutions for 2012, right? As I googled top 5 New Year’s resolutions; exercise and diet were always in the number 1 or 2 spot on the list, followed by get out of debt or save more money.  Is this surprising to you? I agree… it isn’t surprising to me either. Most people want to take care of themselves, live a long healthy life and save money while doing it. I know I do!

Well I have an idea, why not make a resolution to take better care of your medical imaging equipment?

It is the same principal… your equipment will live a longer healthier life and you will save money throughout the year!
So without further adieu...

Here are My Top 5 Resolutions for Your Medical Imaging Equipment:

1. Service Coverage

If you don’t have a service program for your equipment you may want to think about getting one. You never know when some big component on the unit will go out. Unfortunately, many do not account for these costs in their 2012 budget.

>> Here are 4 ways to reduce medical equipment service costs.

2. Preventative Maintenance

No matter if you have a service agreement or not, get on a regular preventative maintenance schedule for 2012… don’t skip the PM’s!

>> Here's where you can learn more about what's included in imaging equipment preventative maintenance.

3. Refurbished Parts

Buy refurbished parts for your equipment. Yep, bet you didn’t think of this one. Instead of your engineer or bio-med calling the OEM directly, you can save so much money buying refurbished parts.

>> Here's where you can submit a request for refurbished medical imaging equipment parts.

4. Refurbished Equipment

If you are adding, updating or replacing equipment… consider refurbished. With the money you save, you might be able to buy a few more bells and whistles!

>> Here are 6 questions to ask before buying refurbished medical imaging equipment.

5. Be Resourceful

Do your homework on the equipment you have. There are plenty of resources out there that will help you to understand your equipment and how to better take care of it.

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I hope you will consider these resolutions this year! As always we are here to help and hope that 2012 brings you many blessings and great success.

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