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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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Do C-Arm Rentals Include Service?

Posted by Sara Condra

Oct 23, 2020 3:56:49 PM

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If you're exploring the option of renting a C-arm, you probably have questions about how your system will be supported during your rental term. These are important considerations since, for some, your rental may stretch out over many months. In this post we'll offer some clarity on the questions: Do C-arm rentals include service? And what does service look like during a C-arm rental?

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

Mini C-Arm Prices: How Much is a Mini C-Arm Really Going to Cost?

Posted by Gary Dodge

Oct 9, 2020 3:15:00 PM

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So, you’re looking to step up your C-Arm imaging capabilities without feeding your budget (not to mention all your space) to the “C” monster. The spine, back, and pain physicians are always hogging the full-size C-arm and you're just looking to heal a hand or a foot. Logically, the first option that comes to mind is the mini-C. The compact design and tighter mag modes of a mini-C are a perfect fit for the work, but just how much will you be spending to bring one into your facility?

Below we'll break down how much you're likely to pay for used mini C-arm equipment as well as the services that go along with it (refurbishment, delivery, warranty, etc.).

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

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

What Kind of Facility Should Rent a C-Arm?

Posted by Sara Condra

Sep 18, 2020 12:45:00 PM

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We've said it before, but it bears repeating: purchasing is not the only (or always the best) option to get the equipment you need into your facility. To help those of you who may be considering renting a C-arm, we want to share some of the places we've seen C-arm rentals work better than purchases, or as well-timed options leading up to future purchases.

Keep reading to see if your facility type might be a good fit for renting a C-arm system. 

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

Siemens Cios Alpha vs. OEC 9900: C-Arm Comparison

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Sep 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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Just a few years ago, Siemens launched their Cios C-arms, debuting new technology that made them a premium product line. Among the Cios units is the flagship, Cios Alpha. With its combination of features and functionality, the Alpha is a compelling package. Still, if you've been in the business for a while, you know that just because there's some new hotness on the market, doesn't mean it's time to kick an older, reliable workhorse to the curb.

So, when it comes to overall value, how does a relative newcomer like the SIemens Cios Alpha stack up against a household name like the OEC 9900? Keep reading to find out.

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Topics: C-Arm

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