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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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What's Next for Discovery DEXA Service and Support?

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 28, 2018 12:03:00 PM

Hologic Discovery DEXA Service

If you've been conducting bone density scans for a while, you know about how long you can expect a model to be around before the manufacturer begins weaning users off it with "end of support" and "end of life" (EOL) declarations. In the case of Hologic, you've seen the QDR 4000, QDR 4500, Delphi, and Explorer all go the way of the dodo in just the last ten years. If any of you are counting, the Discovery series has been around for fourteen years- and Hologic already declared in 2017 that they no longer support Discovery computers running Windows XP.

We don't bring up the Discovery's age because we want you to fret over your "oldie but a goodie" DEXA scanner. Instead, we want to reassure you that whether the product line is declared EOL next year, the year after, or 2025, you won't need to ditch your Discovery right away, a brand-new scanner won't be required, and the OEM won't be your only option for ongoing parts or support.

We're going to share with you why a Hologic Discovery DEXA scanner will continue to be a viable model for years to come, and how Hologic's eventual EOL declaration for the product line might even save you some money.

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Topics: Bone Densitometer, Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

DEXA Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jun 8, 2018 10:15:00 AM

If you provide DEXA service to patients, eventually, you'll need someone to provide service for your DEXA equipment. Preventative maintenance, repairs, replacement parts- all of these will be necessary at one time or another, but how much can you expect to pay for that kind of coverage? We can help you get an idea.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Bone Densitometer, Parts & Service

DEXA Bone Densitometer Price Guide [2018 Update]

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 26, 2018 10:25:00 AM

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Shopping for a bone densitometer? We thought you might be, what with you clicking your way into this blog and all. We also know that finding the information you need to build your budget can be far easier said than done. That's why we've compiled current pricing ranges for refurbished DEXA bone units made by the two major players in the field: GE and Hologic.

Watch the video below to get price ranges for:

  • GE and Hologic DEXA systems
  • Systems with visceral fat features
  • DEXA leasing options

Ready for a more detailed quote? Click here to request DEXA system pricing.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Hologic DEXA HV Tank Troubleshooting

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jan 5, 2018 3:00:27 PM

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Is your Hologic DEXA machine locking up, tripping breakers, or showing streaks and lines in your scanning field? If any of these problems are happening regularly at your facility, your system might have a failing high voltage (HV) tank. The high voltage tank is a major component of your DEXA system, and its failure can cause downtime in your patient schedule. Fortunately, these tanks are readily available on the secondary market and, with a few troubleshooting steps, you can determine if yours is suspect. We'll share below what you should look for to determine if your Hologic DEXA HV tank is on its way to failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Service Training

DEXA Body Composition Scanning: Missed Potential for Patients and Imaging Centers?

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 20, 2017 11:48:00 AM

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One of the main goals of the medical profession is to improve patient health in as many ways as possible with the equipment at hand. Sometimes though, it can be easy to overlook some of the potential applications of our equipment and, thereby, miss out on the potential benefits. One such case is using bone density scanners (aka dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or, DEXA scanners) to measure body composition.

We won't say that nobody is using this tool, its use has actually been on the rise, but we will say that it is still, in many cases, an underused option on DEXA scanners that can help guide patients to healthier lifestyle decisions and imaging facilities to untapped value-adding opportunities. Below, we'll discuss why DEXA body comp is overlooked and which health professionals stand to gain the most by unlocking its potential.

Click here to tell us your DEXA needs and get a quote started.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

    
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