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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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C-Arm Cost Price Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 11, 2019 12:20:00 PM

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When we talk to people about purchasing their next (or maybe first) C-arm system, the question of cost is generally one of the first to arise.

To help answer that question, see the video below for a simple breakdown of cost and price information for popular C-arm models from leading manufacturers, including:

  • OEC C-Arms
  • Siemens C-Arms
  • Philips C-Arms
  • Ziehm C-Arms

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Digital Cath Lab Equipment Cost Price Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jun 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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When folks contact us to begin their inquiries into equipment for catheterization or angiography work, generally, the first question they ask is: "How much does digital cath lab equipment cost?" 

It's a big question, with some big variables at play but, to help those of you on the market begin to build some budget expectations, our cath lab experts have compiled current average pricing for five of the most popular digital cath lab models on the secondary market.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Philips Achieva 1.5T vs. Philips Ingenia 1.5T

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jun 3, 2019 12:35:27 PM

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Every day, our team has the privilege of helping medical professionals find the MRI equipment they're looking for and, increasingly, the name they're after is Philips.

The mainstay equipment type in MRI is most definitely the 1.5T closed-bore magnet. As facilities seek to fill this important space in their imaging stable with a Philips system, the two models they most often have in mind are the Philips Achieva and the Philips Ingenia. Below, we'll compare the Achieva and the Ingenia to help you better understand their features and the value each system brings for buyers on the secondary market.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

GE Essential vs. Hologic Selenia: Digital Mammography Unit Comparison

Posted by Jason Block

May 31, 2019 11:15:00 AM

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At present, two of the more prominent players in digital mammography are GE and Hologic. If you're in the market for a digital mammo system, you won't get very far into your product homework before seeing both of these names surface.

For those of you that are considering the secondary market for a late-model, large-detector mammo unit, the latest used systems that you're likely to find from these manufacturers are the Senographe Essential from GE and the Selenia from Hologic. To help you learn more, we've compiled a side-by-side comparison of some of the key features of these systems.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Mammography

X-Ray Automation: Auto Tracking vs. Auto Positioning

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 29, 2019 4:22:00 PM

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Paired with digital imaging, automation in the X-ray room is pushing patient workflow into an increasingly seamless state. Of course, as with any first-time technology purchase, the process of choosing what type of automation you want can be anything but seamless.

One of the sticking points we hear about  from X-ray equipment buyers that are interested in automation is confusion between some of the key features. To help clarify your X-ray automation search, we'll break down the differences between auto tracking and auto positioning and give you our take on the value each offers.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray

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