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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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Can I Measure My OEC C-Arm Tube Lifespan?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 20, 2019 1:34:00 PM

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Many is the time our service, parts, or engineering departments have been asked, “How can I know how much life is left in my OEC C-arm tube?” Considering the cost of a C-arm tube, this is a perfectly reasonable inquiry to make. Unfortunately, to put the common answer succinctly, you can’t know.

With that answer, we’ve probably managed to raise a couple of other questions. We don’t want to leave you hanging, so we’ll qualify our answer and tell you what’s to be done in light of it.

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

Selling Your Used C-Arm: 6 Steps for a Smooth Transaction

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 9, 2019 3:10:00 PM

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Like so many other things, selling a used C-arm requires a little leg work to get the best value. After all, you wouldn’t expect to get top dollar for your coin collection if it was missing a Susan B. Anthony dollar, would you? Nor would you, as a buyer, shell out for an 2009 Pontiac without seeing some service records or, at least, an oil change sticker from some time after the Obama administration.

Things are much the same when one ventures into the used medical imaging equipment market. Retaining your accessories and documentation and properly maintaining your unit as it waits to find its new home can go a long way toward helping you make your C-arm sale and get the most money out of it. Below you’ll find six tips that will help you sell your C-arm:

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

Who Makes the Best 3D C-Arm?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jul 25, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for the best C-arm for you. Software platforms, tube power, footprint, service availability, and cost all come into play. But when it comes to finding the very best 3D C-arm, one factor trumps them all: How well does the C-arm capture and render 3D anatomical images?

We dug into what kind of design allows for capturing the most accurate 3D images with the least amount of patient repositioning and the lowest dose. Read on to see the results and learn who makes the best 3D C-arm.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Compact All-in-One C-Arms: Pros, Cons, & Options

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jul 16, 2019 4:30:00 PM

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It's not news to anybody that space is money. The square footage at your center/clinic/practice comes at a price, so you try to use it as efficiently and effectively as you can. Because of this "economy of space", our team receives regular requests from users hoping to save space with a compact all-in-one C-arm; that is, a C-arm that eliminates the need for a monitor cart by mounting the monitor(s) on the C-arm itself.

The request makes perfect sense, and an all-in-one C-arm can definitely save you some space, but reaping the benefit of compact design comes with some trade-offs too. Let's break down the pros and cons of choosing an all-in-one C-arm and see what the options are.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Stationary Anode vs. Rotating Anode: Two C-Arm Tube Types Compared

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jul 9, 2019 2:45:00 PM

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Inside every C-arm X-ray tube (and any other X-ray tube for that matter) there is a cathode and an anode. The cathode receives incoming electrical current from the machine's generator and emits a beam of electrons onto the anode, where we'll focus our attention today.

In the next few paragraphs, we’ll tell you the difference between rotating and fixed anodes and which kind of anode might be best for your facility.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

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