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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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Which Portable X-Ray Systems Can I Rent?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Oct 30, 2020 1:13:02 PM

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Whether you're meeting an increased volume need, testing a market, or simply trying to shift some spending away from your capital expenses, a portable X-ray rental can help you accomplish your goals. If you're considering a rental, you might be wondering which models are available to rent. Below is a brief overview of digital portable X-ray systems from major manufacturers that you'll find in the rental marketplace.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

Cooling in the Cath Lab

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 29, 2020 3:45:00 PM

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A common mistake we see in the cath lab planning and construction process is not accounting for the significant heat produced throughout the lab. When the heat produced by electronic equipment isn't properly dissipated, it can lead to damage. Our Service team has received many a call for system issues with excessively high temperatures at their root. The only solution: make sure your cath lab suite is equipped with proper cooling measures. 

We'll unpack what type of cooling you need in each area of your cath lab suite to prevent overheating that can cause damage to your system and downtime in your schedule.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Do C-Arm Rentals Include Service?

Posted by Sara Condra

Oct 23, 2020 3:56:49 PM

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If you're exploring the option of renting a C-arm, you probably have questions about how your system will be supported during your rental term. These are important considerations since, for some, your rental may stretch out over many months. In this post we'll offer some clarity on the questions: Do C-arm rentals include service? And what does service look like during a C-arm rental?

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

The Current State of the Section 179 Tax Deduction

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 22, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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After years of constant change- up and down deduction limits, shifting depreciation rates, retroactive measures taken in the following calendar year- 2020 finds the Section 179 tax deduction for capital equipment landing in a place of greater stability. If you have plans for a major equipment purchase in the near future, we'll explore what you can expect to save this year with Section 179.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging News

The Best Cath Lab Service for You

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 14, 2020 2:24:56 PM

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Interventional cath and angio systems are not only big investments, they're a cornerstone modality in hospitals and clinics. This is why it's crucial to have the right level of service coverage for them. If you're not confident in your service coverage, few things are worse than finding out the tube or detector on your cath lab has failed and needs to be replaced.

To avoid situations like this, which can quickly rack up costs in time, money, and aggravation, you can mitigate the problem with the right service plan. Below, we'll cover a few things to consider while you shop for cath lab service. We'll also discuss three levels of coverage on the cath lab service market and what they offer in support and peace of mind.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

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