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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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OEC Elite vs. OEC 9900 Elite

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 8, 2019 4:15:00 PM

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In early 2016, GE released their newest line of OEC C-arms and unveiled their CFD system, the OEC Elite. Along with the new flat-panel system, OEC released an upgraded version of their tried-and-true II-based systems. 

The value of the CFD is well known, so the question then becomes, where does the new II-based OEC Elite system fit in? How does it compare to the previous II-based OEC 9900 Elite system that has been the standard in the industry? Below is a quick comparison of the two systems and where they find their place. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Insight FD Vs. OEC Elite MiniView

Posted by Gary Dodge

May 8, 2019 11:49:58 AM

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If you're looking into the purchase of a high-end mini C-arm, two of the options you'll come across in your search are the Fluoroscan Insight FD from Hologic and the OEC Elite MiniView from GE. Both of these systems are on the leading edge technology-wise and both come from heavy-hitter manufacturers that can offer quality service. So how is one supposed to pick between them?  Below we'll discuss some of the advantages each of these mini C-arms offers to help you narrow down the field of options.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

OEC C-arm Laser Aimers: 5 Reasons to Get One

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Apr 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM

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Purchasing and operating an OEC C-arm is a sizeable investment; the machine itself, protective gear for the operator, ongoing service, etc. So, when an equipment vendor suggests you purchase an additional accessory for your C-arm, your gut reaction is probably something like, “Thanks, but no thanks!”

We’ve heard that reaction before and we definitely get it. At the same time, there are some good reasons to hold that thought and consider adding an OEC laser aimer to your C-arm. Find five reasons right here:

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

How to Diagnose Boot Up Problems for OEC 9800 C-Arms

Posted by LaToya Beasley

Apr 24, 2019 1:30:00 PM

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If your OEC 9800 C-arm is not completing the boot up process successfully, there are a number of potential causes. We'll tell you what information to collect to get a diagnosis without an onsite visit from an engineer. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

STI Streamline vs. Economax: C-Arm Surgical Tables Compared

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Apr 23, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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When you first look into the C-arm table market, it’s immediately apparent that many of the tables available are quite similar in function and design. Still- if you’re in search of the best table for you right now, it pays to be aware of the subtle differences.

Today we’re looking at two tables from one of the most popular C-arm table brands around: Surgical Tables Inc. (STI). One of the doctors we serve asked just recently what the difference was between STI’s Streamline and Economax tables. He noticed the price difference on his own, of course, but wasn’t sure what else set these two models apart. Let’s compare!

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Topics: C-Arm

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