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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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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

X-Ray Machine Installation Prep: Getting Started

Posted by Danny Fisher

Aug 31, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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Any time your facility purchases X-ray equipment, there are some big, important steps that need to be taken before it gets installed. Some of these are necessary to get you compliant with regulations in your area, some are needed to ensure patient and tech safety, and others simply save you time, hassle, and money by making sure your X-ray room is ready to receive your new equipment as soon as it arrives.

Below, we'll help you learn what to expect from the X-ray compliance process, as well as from the room preparation process, namely which responsibilities are commonly held by an X-ray provider and which are likely to fall to you and your team.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Project Management

4 Reasons Why 16-Slice CT Is a Good Fit for Critical Access Hospitals

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Aug 26, 2020 2:14:07 PM

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Upgrading imaging equipment can be a challenging topic to broach in the critical access hospital (CAH) space. The buying needs of a CAH look different than those of a metro area hospital or a standalone clinic. They must be savvy. They buy to fill a critical need, not just because their lease is up. The balance they strike between clinical capability and moderate patient volume is delicate. So, when we suggest a CAH upgrade from their tried-and-true 4-slice scanner to a 16-slice scanner, they need a little more than a simple assurance that more slices is better.

Below, we'll share four reasons why we believe an upgrade to a 16-slice scanner is a good fit (not just a reason to spend more) for a critical access hospital right now.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

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