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GE Optima CT Scanners: An Overview

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jul 10, 2019 12:21:00 PM

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GE is nothing if not consistent when it comes to naming conventions. First it was Hispeeds and Lightspeeds, then Discoveries, and now: Optimas. There are Optima X-ray rooms, Optima MRI scanners, and Optima CTs. I'm not even sure what else, but my kitchen is due for an upgrade and an Optima refrigerator sounds pretty cutting edge. Other Optima modalities aside though, this article is intended to clarify the various types of Optima CT.

Below, we'll share a brief overview of the four members of the GE Optima CT scanner family, including slice count, tube type, ASIR availability, and special features.

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Topics: CT Scanner

How Much Does a Mobile CT Rental Cost?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Jun 10, 2019 10:31:00 AM

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Renovations, upgrades, increased volume, market changes- there are a lot of reasons why service with your primary, fixed CT scanner could be disrupted, or simply not enough. When circumstances like these arise, a mobile CT rental might be the best solution to keep your schedule and your goals intact while your other CT scanner projects are in progress.

Below, we'll share with you the main reasons folks contact us for mobile CT rentals, as well as what you can expect to pay on average to rent.

Ready to rent a mobile CT scanner now? Click here to submit a rental request to our team.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

ADM Modules for Siemens CT: Can You Replace Just One?

Posted by Beka Waldron

Jun 5, 2019 4:15:00 PM

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If you think all of your Siemens CT ADM modules are created equal- think again! ADM modules can be a touch deceptive and replacing them comes along with a couple of caveats.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Four Ways to Save on Veterinary CT Equipment

Posted by Paul Crawford

May 30, 2019 3:09:49 PM

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The demand for imaging in the veterinary field has increased over the years, causing many practices to stop referring and begin scanning in house. However, because vets can't count on reimbursements the way doctors serving human patients can, being cost effective is a MUST. 

While the bulk of our business as a CT equipment provider is in equipment used on humans, we have had an increasing number of opportunities to work with vets. In helping them arrive at equipment selections that compliment both their needs and their budgets, we've found some key areas that vets have more flexibility in and, thereby, more opportunities to reduce costs. Keep reading to find out four ways a vet can save when they purchase a CT scanner.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Knocking Sound from Your GE CT Scanner? Check Your Encoder Wheel!

Posted by Beka Waldron

May 23, 2019 11:20:00 AM

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So, you're running your GE CT and you start hearing a rattle, a jitter, or a knock. It never made that sound before, and you're pretty sure it shouldn't make that sound at all. Why is it doing that?

With so many moving parts, there are a few things that can create a similar sound inside the gantry of a GE CT scanner, however, one of the most common for is the axial encoder. Keep reading to learn what you should do to solve the problem.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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