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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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How to Tell if a GE Innova Is an IQ System

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Dec 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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The “IQ” suffix on some systems in the GE Innova line of cath labs has caused some confusion over the years. Having an IQ could mean more, or different, table-side controls, a touchscreen interface, and improved PACS integration. However, we've talked to a lot of people wondering exactly which Innova version they have and whether or not they can enjoy the advantages of the IQ platform.

We decided it was time to record the answers and put the question to rest once and for all. Here are some tips you can use to identify whether or not your Innova cath lab system is actually an Innova IQ.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

How Much Does a GE Innova Cath Lab Cost?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Dec 4, 2019 11:45:00 AM

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GE's Innova cath labs are a popular and versatile product line. They come in several varieties and, depending on the needs of your specialty, there's one for everyone.

Almost anyone looking for a cath lab will, at some point, consider a GE Innova. Unfortunately, all of those cath lab shoppers will find few places where they can get some clear average prices. That's what this blog is for.

Read below for average price ranges and monthly lease payment estimates on refurbished GE Innova 2100, 3100, and 4100.

Please note that prices on cath labs vary depending on the individual system's software level, hardware configuration, X-ray tube age, detector age, and the age of the overall system. The ranges below include installation and 1-year warranty. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Financing

How Many Monitors Come with a Cath Lab?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 27, 2019 2:15:00 PM

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Setting up a cath lab with all the right options for your specialty, your workflow, and your physicians' preferences comes with a lot of questions. Among those we're asked most often: How many monitors come with a cath lab system?

The answer to that question isn't 100% cut-and-dry, but we can help you know what to expect as you begin shopping. Keep reading to learn more about monitor options for your next cath lab system.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a GE Innova Cath Lab?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 25, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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As you look into your cath lab options you're sure to read all kinds of material about features, comparisons, and the logistics of a cath lab project. All of these things will have a hand in determining which system you choose but, ultimately, will depend upon your facility's budget scenario.

This is where a multi-year financing plan comes in. If the system that best fits your site's needs is outside of your annual capital equipment budget, consider financing it across several years. The right plan could eliminate the need to compromise on features that increase your  capabilities and efficiency.

As a point of reference, take a look at the tables below to see the monthly payments for leasing a GE Innova cath lab from Block Imaging.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Financing

Philips FD20 Lease Price Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 21, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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It's digital! It's flexible! It's... perhaps a touch outside of your capital equipment budget right now?

If your search for the right digital interventional lab has led you to a refurbished Philips FD20, but setting aside a lump sum to buy it seems daunting (or lengthy), do not despair- there are financing options available that can help your facility take its next equipment step sooner and more affordably.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Financing

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