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 Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

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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Do I Need Lead Lining for My R/F Room, Rad Room, X-ray or C-Arm?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

May 25, 2018 10:24:00 AM

Lead Lining 2018

Almost daily, someone asks us: "Do I need to put lead-lined walls around my imaging system?"

We're asked about rad rooms, R/F rooms, C-arms- any modality that produces X-rays. The answer isn't as clear as most of us would prefer and depends heavily on three main factors. We'll share those factors below as well as a helpful tool to help you learn more.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, X-ray

Mammography Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

May 23, 2018 3:13:00 PM

Mammo Service Price 2018

Mammography screening is the first, and best line of defense in detecting breast cancer early. This is why having a maintenance and repair plan in place for your mammography equipment is so important. When you have a plan, your facility can keep equipment downtime to a minimum, keep reimbursements, and reduce costs on replacement parts.

We've compiled current average pricing for one year of our most inclusive mammo service coverage plan, as well as broken down a few of the key factors that will be a part of determining your individual price, so you can know what to expect from independent service organizations as you plan and shop for your mammography machine's future maintenance and repair.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Parts & Service, Mammography

Philips Cath Lab Detector Size Comparison

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

May 22, 2018 12:51:15 PM

Philips Detector Comparison

If you're in the market for a cath lab, you know that detectors can make or break a system. Field of view and flexibility are important factors to consider when making your final choice. You may also know about GE's three-prong approach to providing physicians cath detector options that fit their varying specialties. When it comes to providing these same options, Philips has taken a different approach with their Allura XPER FD10 and Allura XPER FD20 cath lab detectors. 

In the short video below, we'll break down for you the intended uses and unique aspects of Philips Allura XPER detectors.

Already have a Philips cath lab model in mind? Click here to learn more and get a quote.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

FDA Report a Big Win for Third-Party Service Industry

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

May 18, 2018 10:36:11 AM

FDA Report on Medical Device Service

Earlier this week, the FDA released its report entitled, “FDA Report on the Quality, Safety, and Effectiveness of Servicing of Medical Devices in Accordance with Section 710 of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA).” This report has been eagerly anticipated in the medical device servicing and parts industry following a period of gathering public comment and objective evidence on the state of medical device service as provided by OEMs, third-party ISOs, and hospitals.

You can find our summary and response to the report below, or click here to read the full 32-page document.

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Topics: medical imaging news

Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

May 16, 2018 9:25:00 AM

Cath Lab Service Price 2018

Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it running at maximum uptime, you'll need to get yourself a service agreement. But how much should you expect to pay for that agreement? We want to help you budget for service with some average pricing numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around (see the table at the end). Before we share those numbers though, we want to explain some of the factors that will affect the price your service provider quotes you. The more you know about these details, the more accurate your expectations and your budget will be.

Still shopping systems? Browse our cath lab inventory here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

    
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