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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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The Current State of the Section 179 Tax Deduction

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 22, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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After years of constant change- up and down deduction limits, shifting depreciation rates, retroactive measures taken in the following calendar year- 2020 finds the Section 179 tax deduction for capital equipment landing in a place of greater stability. If you have plans for a major equipment purchase in the near future, we'll explore what you can expect to save this year with Section 179.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging News

When to Rent a C-Arm vs. Buy a C-Arm

Posted by Gary Dodge

Sep 30, 2020 2:45:00 PM

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When to rent a C-arm and when to buy

While it's always important to have the right tools for serving patients, sometimes budgeting for those tools can get complicated. This is especially true of imaging equipment like C-arms, where the up-front cost of an outright purchase can be daunting. Fortunately, there are other options available to the facility that needs to get work done now, but might not have surplus cash until later.

Keep reading to learn a few scenarios where you'll be better off buying a C-arm, as well as a few where you may want to put that purchase on the back burner and rent, at least for a while...

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

Four Predictions for the 2020-2021 CT Scanner Market

Posted by Kevin Scharer

Sep 25, 2020 4:47:26 PM

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From early on, 2020 proved to be a year unlike any other. Many, many aspects of everyday life have changed, some temporarily, others for good. The healthcare and medical imaging fields are no exception. As a result, many of us connected to medical imaging; owners, users, and providers alike, are wondering what the near future will look like for core modalities like CT.

After long deliberation, observation, and conversations with my colleagues in the CT space, the following are four predictions of what we expect to see happening in the CT market over the next 12-18 months.  

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

CT Scanner Manufacturers and Models Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Sep 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM

Looking for your next CT solution?  Check out this simple visual guide to CT scanner manufacturers, models, and slice counts on the refurbished imaging equipment market to get started:

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Bi-Plane Cath Labs vs Single-Plane Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 9, 2020 12:45:00 PM

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Bi Plane vs. Single Plane

 For those entering the cath lab market for the first time, there are scads of options on the table as you begin doing your homework and narrowing down the field. One of the major options you'll run across is whether you want a single or bi-plane cath lab system. To help you make that determination, we've compiled a short list of things you should know first.

Single and bi-plane cath labs differ from one another in several main ways:

  1. Image Acquisition Speed
  2. Specialization
  3. Space Requirements
  4. Site Preparation
  5. Cost
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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

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