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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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GE MacLab Hemodynamic System Review

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Mar 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM


We often get asked the question, “What is the most popular hemodynamic monitoring unit you sell?” The answer is easy: the GE MacLab.

Over and over, buyers choose to pair their cath and angio labs with the MacLab for their monitoring needs and our service engineers and partners in the field praise the experiences they have with them. There are a number of reasons why this is the case, and in the next few paragraphs we'll share them with you.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Floor-Mounted Cath Labs vs Ceiling-Mounted Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Feb 9, 2018 3:49:10 PM

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When people begin searching for a cath lab system, one of the first things they tend to notice is that there are TONS of options! Single plane or bi-plane? Which detector size? Want to add a hemodynamic monitoring system to that? How about an injector? The list of possible configurations goes on and on.

Most folks are able to arrive at relatively quick decisions on many cath lab options, but we often see some confusion when it comes to choosing floor mounting or ceiling mounting. Both types require a facility to install a ceiling structure, so does it really matter how the lab is mounted? Absolutely! And in more ways than one. To show you what we mean, we'll break down the differences that might inform your choice of either a floor-mounted or ceiling-mounted cath lab system. For comparison's sake, we'll use the GE Innova 3100 IQ (floor-mounted) and Philips Allura XPER FD20 (ceiling-mounted) as examples.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, X-ray

Decoding the Megalix Cath/Angio X-Ray Tube

Posted by Garth Immelman

Dec 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

If your facility uses a Siemens cath/angio lab like the Axiom Artis, the Multistar, or the Angiostar, you've got a Megalix X-ray tube. As with any X-ray tube, the Megalix will require replacement from time to time. When you start to shop around for your replacement, you're likely to come across a variety of product descriptions for the types of Megalix tubes in circulation. These descriptions are made up of numbers and abbreviations that might not make a whole lot of sense at first. We've broken down what they mean so that you can be more informed as you make your next major component purchase.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

GE Omega IV vs. GE Omega V Tables for Innova Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 21, 2017 3:10:15 PM

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When your cath lab deliberations lead you to consider the GE Innova product line, one of the specifications you'll encounter as you sift through the options to arrive at your final configuration is patient table type. With the Innovas, there are two main table varities, the GE Omega IV and the GE Omega V, and the option to upgrade to a third variety, the GE Elegance table. 

Below, we'll share with you the differences between the GE Omega IV, Omega V, and Elegance Innova cath lab tables as well as which Innova models you'll typically find each of them paired with.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Siemens Artis Zee Cath Lab Tube and Detector Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 14, 2017 9:59:27 AM

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Siemens' Artis Zee digital cath labs are the lastest generation in their interventional radiology line and, just as you'd expect, they offer some areas of growth and change in technology and user experience over their predecessors, the Axiom Artis labs. There is at least one thing, however, that has not changed: there are a lot of different configurations and a lot of different tubes and detectors to go with them.

That's where the guide below comes in! You can refer to the table below for descriptions and part numbers for all the X-ray tubes and detectors used on Siemens Artis Zee digital cath labs.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

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