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Mobile Imaging Setup: What to Expect

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Aug 30, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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A mobile imaging system is probably the biggest thing your imaging facility will ever have delivered; an entire semi trailer filled with several tons of equipment. Understandably, you might be unsure of what to expect when this huge thing shows up on your doorstep. To help ease any of that uncertainty, we want to help you understand what steps are included in delivery, setup, and training for your mobile rental.

The steps listed below are things that should happen shortly after after your mobile imaging rental arrives.

Mobile Imaging Delivery, Setup, Training

Delivery Arrival

The driver will put the mobile into place on the surface that you have chosen. We recommend that you put the trailer on concrete, however, each mobile is equipped with metal plates to distribute its weight and allow it to rest on asphalt. The driver will then level the trailer using the hydraulic lifts on the mobile that are powered by the truck cab. They will then connect the trailer to the power outlet on the outside of your facility building and switch the trailer to shore power (your facility's power supply) from generator power. The driver will then confirm that the power is still on in the trailer.

Engineer Setup

An engineer will typically either meet the driver at delivery or arrive onsite shortly after. They will turn the system on, do a QA test to confirm functionality, and, with the help of your facility’s IT personnel, will connect the system to the network. They will then work together to input the DICOM information and confirm that images are sending to the PACS.

Applications Specialist Arrives for Training

When possible, the engineer will remain onsite when the applications trainer arrives so that they can offer support as needed. Applications training typically lasts two days. The first day, the applications trainer will set protocols with the help of the facility’s lead tech, then the second day they will begin scanning patients alongside all available techs that will be using the system to ensure that everyone is comfortable using the system.

The Takeaway

Like most imaging equipment projects, renting a system has its fair share of logistics. There are a lot of things going on when a rental arrives, but our team is here, along with professional drivers, engineers, and applications trainers, to walk through all of them with you. 

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Written by Mackenzie Dryer

author of blog post

Mackenzie Dryer is a Project Coordinator at Block Imaging. Her goal is to facilitate communication and efficiency at every step of an imaging equipment project. When she’s not helping medical professionals get their systems up and running, Mackenzie can be found traveling with her family, reading, or performing in musical theatre.

Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental

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