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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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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

Hologic Selenia Detector Cost, Lifespan, and Replacement

Posted by Beka Waldron

Oct 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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A dependable digital mammography unit is the cornerstone of any women's health department. Among the leaders in the digital mammo modality is the Hologic Selenia series.

While the Selenia's performance has earned it this place of favor, it's still subject to some of the same service and maintenance pratfalls of any digital X-ray equipment. One of the most serious among these is the eventuality of digital detector failure.

To help all you Selenia users out there prepare for this a little better, we've compiled information from the experiences of our parts and service teams and the facilities they serve to bring you typical cost, lifespan, and replacement information for your Hologic Selenia digital detector.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

GE Innova 4100 vs Philips FD20 Interventional Lab Comparison

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 21, 2019 3:45:00 PM

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If you're researching interventional labs, you'll see almost immediately: two of the hottest contenders on the market are the GE Innova 4100 and the Philips Allura FD20. The next question becomes something like: "Which of these is better for my facility?" That's an excellent question and one that can only be answered by weighing your facility's situation against the pros and cons of these two labs. That's where a good, old-fashioned comparison article like this comes in!

We'll kick off this comparison by saying that both of these models are high-quality systems that excel in a number of areas. The points below will highlight their separate strengths to lend some clarity to the choice between the two.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

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