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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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How Much Does It Cost to Lease a GE Essential with Senoclaire 3D Tomo?

Posted by Jason Block

Jul 21, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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There's never been a better time for breast cancer screening providers to consider upgrading to 3D tomo mammography. Early adopters of 3D tomo have been leveraging the technology to get greater accuracy and fewer unnecessary callbacks for several years. On top of the accuracy gains, most insurance payers now cover 3D tomo reimbursement rates.

It seems like the cost of 3D tomo equipment is the only barrier to entry that's still hanging around, but there's good news on that front too. If you're looking to get into 3D tomo mammography on a shoe-string budget, there's an option that can get you started for a more manageable rate. For your consideration: try leasing a GE Essential 3D Tomo unit with Senoclaire.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Financing, Mammography

Digital Radiography Plate Drop Coverage: What You Need to Know

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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You’ve bought an expensive, top of the line wireless DR panel (digital radiography). It’s only been out of the box for two days when your lead tech, who is used to working with inexpensive CR plates, drops it. Do you have DR panel drop coverage?

Okay, so the paragraph above is scary, right? Almost scary enough to second-guess an upgrade or certainly purchase insurance coverage. Costly object X is entered into catastrophic situation Y and a hypothetical lack of coverage leads to budget-crushing dollar amount Z in damages. The story may be hackneyed but, at its core, it relays the reason why any of us buy coverage for anything: in case of XYZ.

If you're on the road to DR panel ownership, drop coverage should at least be part of the conversation with your provider. Keep reading and we'll share more details you can use as you approach the subject of DR panel drop coverage.

Want even more protection for your DR panel? Click here to learn about protective DR panel carrying cases.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service, X-Ray

What's the Latest in Siemens Cath Labs?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jul 2, 2020 1:05:43 PM

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We'll be honest- most of the conversations we have with buyers about cath lab equipment revolve around Philips and GE systems. There is, however, plenty of room to discuss systems from a third player in the market: Siemens. This is especially true in light of some of the compelling features Siemens has brought to their cath line with their current generation of equipment.

While Siemens labs are not as popular when it comes to reinstallation here in the US, they are still quality systems that merit consideration. With that in mind, here's an overview of the systems offered by Siemens in the time since the Artis Zee.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

Digital Cath Lab Comparison: Cardiac and Peripheral

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jun 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM

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Interventional cath labs are instrumental in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases. Over the last decade or so, advances in digital cath lab imaging have brought greater image quality and lower radiation exposure than the modality has seen before. But choosing the right cath lab system for a given facility is not a one-size-fits-all decision, especially when procedures are as different in scope as cardiac studies and peripheral studies.

Fortunately, there are models available on the market to accommodate either end of the spectrum, with some systems even flexible enough to do a little of everything in between. This brief comparison will explore the field of view (FoV) of systems for the cardiac and peripheral specialties and give a few popular examples of each from leading manufacturers.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

The Best Values in Pain Management C-Arms

Posted by Chris Sharrock

May 27, 2020 4:33:39 PM

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When you're selecting the right C-arm for your pain management practice, "Bells and Whistles" is not the name of the game. The work is important in improving the lives of patients, but it doesn't really call for spending big money on the latest and greatest technology. On the other hand, it's also not worth it to settle for a system that's unreliable or under-powered. So, how can a pain facility find the best value in a pain management C-arm? Keep reading. We'll unpack the answer below.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

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