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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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What Can the GE MacLab Monitor?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jun 15, 2018 1:00:00 PM

MacLab Tram Rac on Table Rail

We get lots of questions about hemodynamic monitoring units, and none more often than the GE MacLab. The MacLab is the most widely used hemo system in the world, and for good reason: it's easy to use, and it measures an awful lot of vital parameters. In fact, the MacLab's range of capabilities is the subject of a good share of the questions asked of our team. Because of this, we've decided to lay it out for you here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Philips Cath Lab Detector Size Comparison

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

May 22, 2018 12:51:15 PM

Philips Detector Comparison

If you're in the market for a cath lab, you know that detectors can make or break a system. Field of view and flexibility are important factors to consider when making your final choice. You may also know about GE's three-prong approach to providing physicians cath detector options that fit their varying specialties. When it comes to providing these same options, Philips has taken a different approach with their Allura XPER FD10 and Allura XPER FD20 cath lab detectors. 

In the short video below, we'll break down for you the intended uses and unique aspects of Philips Allura XPER detectors.

Already have a Philips cath lab model in mind? Click here to learn more and get a quote.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

GE Innova Detector Size Comparison

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

May 9, 2018 3:53:00 PM

Innova Detector Size Header

GE's Innova series is one of the most popular, widely-installed cath lab product lines in the world, but they're certainly not a one-size-fits-all solution. Among the Innovas, there are three different digital detector sizes, each of which stands out from the others in certain sets of applications. So which one will fit the best at your facility?

In the short video below, we'll break down for you which Innova detector size is best suited for which area of interventional specialty. 

Already have an Innova model in mind? Click here to learn more and get a quote.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

GE MacLab Hemodynamic System Review

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Mar 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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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

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