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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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How to Recover Siemens CT From 'Fatal Error in Reconstruction System'

Posted by Keith Rumley

Jul 19, 2019 3:15:00 PM

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If you use a Siemens CT scanner there's a chance you have seen, or may see in the future, an error message that reads, "Fatal Error in Image Reconstruction System". Of course, anything with the word "fatal" in it raises a sense of catastrophe, but often when it comes to Siemens CT, this error is not as severe as it may sound.

We'll show you two ways you can clear the "Fatal Error in Image Reconstruction System" from your Siemens CT scanner and get your facility back up and running.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

What Is "Unistrut" & Why Does My Medical Facility Need It?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jul 19, 2019 11:16:00 AM

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If your facility is going to have medical imaging equipment installed, and that equipment has any ceiling-mounted components- you're probably going to see the word "Unistrut" somewhere among the plans for your project. You may already have it. You may have to have a contractor install it. In either case, you're going to need it.

In the following passages, we'll give you the scoop on what Unistrut is, why it's so important, and how it needs to be handled to ensure that you and your equipment come out with successful installation of an imaging system that's ready to serve.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management

What Is "Time of Flight" PET Scanning?

Posted by Josh Nunez

Jul 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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As with all modalities of imaging equipment, PET scanning is gradually moving in the direction of greater and greater diagnostic accuracy. For PET in particular, the biggest step in that direction of the last decade has been the development and proliferation of time of flight technology.

For those who may be using PET systems older than ten years, or newer systems without the time of flight option enabled, there are benefits to time of flight you'll want to explore as the time to upgrade your equipment draws nearer. For those who may be only just entering the PET arena, there are a number of reasons why a time of flight-equipped system should be at the top of your list of considerations. Wherever you may fall on the PET user spectrum, we'll share below more details about what time of flight features actually do and what they mean for PET users and patients alike.

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Topics: PET/CT, PET Scanners

1.5T MRI Suite Size Requirements

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 18, 2019 10:10:00 AM

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Most people have more than a few questions right out of the gate as they consider an imaging project, especially when they're looking at an MRI scanner. When considered against all other modalities, MRI is one of the most involved in terms of logistical challenges, site planning, and technical knowledge. 

Part of being prepared for a project is about asking the right questions and fully understanding the answers.  One of these questions should be (scratch that, MUST be): “How big of a room do I need for my MRI suite?” Keep reading for some basic tips and pointers that will help you build more accurate expectations for your MRI scanner project.

Choosing the Best Contractor for Your Medical Facility Construction

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

The Best CT Scan Room Temperature and Humidity for Maximum Uptime

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Jul 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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One of the topics our CT service customers seem most interested in is (no surprise) how they can maximize uptime for their scanner. There are several answers that contribute collectively to this, but we want to take the next few paragraphs to talk about one of the most important: scan room climate settings and environmental conditions.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

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