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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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Replacing Your OEC 9800 and 9900 Cables

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Apr 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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The HV and interconnect cables on your OEC 9800 or 9900 are the arteries of the system, the essential pathways that carry power and control commands to the system and images to the workstation. Over the lifespan of your C-arm, which can be considerable with proper maintenance, these cables may require replacement from time to time.

To help you prepare for the day when your cables become worse for wear, we're going to share with you what to look for to know your cables are failing, our take on replacing your cables with used ones vs. new, and how much you can expect to pay to replace them.

If you know your cables are already failing and need to order replacements now, call out Parts Hotline at 1-877-621-2887

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

PET/CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 21, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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Like any other piece of medical imaging equipment in your facility, you rely on your PET/CT scanner to serve the diagnostic needs of your patients. And just like any other piece of medical imaging equipment, your PET/CT is going to need periodic maintenance and repair to make sure it stays in service as much as possible. We'll be frank: quality service coverage isn't cheap, but there are ways to save on your service purchase- namely, working with an independent service organization (ISO).

Being an imaging equipment ISO ourselves, we've compiled below current average price ranges for one year of full PET/CT service coverage versus typical OEM costs. Individual pricing will vary based on the make, model, and age of your system as well as the service options you choose, but these figures will give you a place to start planning. See more about the types of coverage we offer here.

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Topics: PET/CT

GE MRI Machines: Models and Reviews

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 17, 2020 3:15:00 PM

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GE 1.5T MRI Machine Comparison

Looking for a 1.5T GE MRI machine? Great! Now, which model do you choose? What makes the most sense for your MRI project, and your MRI budget?

By now, you’ve probably realized that making sense of the different models offered by each manufacturer can be a daunting task, and GE is certainly no exception. Let’s take a look under the hood and break down the most popular 1.5T GE MRI models, starting with the newest.

Have a model in mind already? Click here to browse our inventory of MRI machines. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

System Support Modules for GE MRI: Cost, Lifespan, Signs of Failure

Posted by Beka Waldron

Apr 16, 2020 3:31:42 PM

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If your facility uses an MRI scanner, you know by now that there are a number of parts failures that can bring your scanning schedule to a screeching halt. GE's HDx and HDxt systems are no exception. One of these key parts in the HDx series is the SSM, or system support module (part number 2160200-43).

To help prepare you for this possibility (dare we say, eventuality), we're going to share what users can expect from their SSM in terms of lifespan and signs of failure. We'll also share how much it costs right now to replace an SSM when it does fail.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM

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If you’ve recently purchased a CT scanner or are in the market for one, you’re probably beginning to research how much service for your new equipment will cost. We're here to help by revealing some average numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around in the 2020 market (see the table at the end). 

Before we do though, we want to explain some of the factors that are considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because where your individual CT scanner fits in these criteria will, to a large degree, determine its service price.

Need a CT scanner service quote now? Click here.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, CT Scanner

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