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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 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

C-Arm Oil Leak: Diagnosis and Next Steps

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 18, 2019 3:23:00 PM

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So, you've got a puddle of oil under your C-arm and you're wondering where it came from. Fortunately, there are only a few places on a C-arm that will leak oil. To help you get the quickest resolution, we'll share the potential culprits and how you can know which of them is most likely your problem.

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

How to Delete Patient Data on an OEC 9800 C-Arm

Posted by Kelley Tomlinson

Apr 17, 2019 4:03:00 PM

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Be it for HIPAA compliance or simply to clear memory space on your system, it can be necessary from time-to-time to delete the patient data from your OEC 9800 C-arm. Our engineers are frequently asked how to do this, so we thought it was about time to share the process.

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

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