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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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CMS Announces New PCI Codes for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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In the cardiovascular imaging community, there has been much anticipation over the last few months regarding the proposed addition of some codes to the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payable list. Well, the day has come and it is good news!

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Medical Imaging News

Philips Panorama 1.0T HFO Review

Posted by Steve Rentz

Nov 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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For customers in search of an Open MRI, the Philips Panorama 1.0T HFO (High Field Open) is likely to show up on the list of systems for your consideration. There are a few things that make the Philips Panorama a unique option, so we thought we'd highlight some of the pros and cons of this popular open MRI.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

Cath Lab vs. C-Arm in Office-Based Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 31, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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Whether you have an existing office-based lab (OBL), or you are looking to start a new one, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is which imaging equipment your physicians will use. There's a lot to consider, not the least of which is whether you'll be best served by a cath lab or by a C-arm.

To help you in making that decision, we compare the two modalities below to highlight their separate strengths and provide some insight on what kind(s) of work each is better suited for.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, C-Arm

How Much Does it Cost to Rig an MRI Scanner?

Posted by Matt Bushart

Oct 30, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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MRI machine buyers, sellers, brokers- across the board, they all have questions about how much they're going to spend rigging a magnet. The real answer to these questions: Every situation is unique.

We know. That’s exactly the kind of cop-out answer you were hoping NOT to get when you began searching, but it’s all too true. So before you click your back button and return to that search results page to find a “straight answer”, we want you to know exactly what factors make this such a touchy number to come up with, and what information you should be prepared to offer when you begin shopping around for your MRI rigging project. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

OEC 9900: How to Use Your Extra Monitor Options

Posted by Gary Dodge

Oct 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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The OEC 9900 already offers a high degree of viewing flexibility for your operating room with its articulating monitor boom arm. If, however, you find yourself looking for even more ways to have your image where you want it- when you want it, there is a simple option to add more monitors to display both your real-time fluoroscopy image and your review images.

With just a few items (some of which you may already have) that are widely available from many electronics suppliers, you can get this done and improve your workspace at relatively minimal cost. Take a look at the simple steps listed below to learn how you can easily expand the display on your 9900 C-arm.

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Topics: C-Arm

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