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GE Optima 580W Review

Posted by Josh Block

Dec 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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GE has been a leader in radiation oncology and wide-bore CT scanners for some time. This is due largely to the popularity of the LightSpeed RT 16. Although somewhat niche, its large bore accommodates oncology and bariatric needs.

Following the path blazed by the LightSpeed RT 16, the GE Optima 580W is the next-generation GE wide-bore CT. If a system for radiation oncology is on your capital equipment list, the following points will guide you through some of the distinct features that make the Optima 580W noteworthy.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Three Exciting Features of Siemens' new Somatom X.cite CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 20, 2019 12:18:24 PM

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The end of the year is always an exciting time in the medical imaging field, beginning with the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in early December, where many manufacturers unveil their newest technologies. A notable example from 2019 in the CT modality is Siemens' Somatom X.cite.

Based on what we've learned so far of this very new, cutting-edge system (FDA-approved just one month ago), here are three ways we think Siemens is pushing the envelope in CT.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Siemens Sensation Detector Module Replacement Guide

Posted by Keith Rumley

Dec 5, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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The Siemens Sensation family has two main detector types: those found on the 10 and 16-slice systems, and those found on the 40 and 64-slice systems. Both use a proprietary, ceramic-based material to fluoresce under exposure to X-ray. They are also both comprised of 42 modules that receive the X-ray and convert it to electronic signals.

Periodically, depending on a few factors like your room temperature and humidity and your patient volume, these detector modules will begin to degrade and fail. The following are a few tips for troubleshooting detector modules and installing your replacements.

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

CT Scanner Installation Process: What to Expect

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 8, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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So, you’ve spent the past couple months poring over site drawings and working through construction issues and your site prep work has paid off: you're ready to accept delivery of your new CT scanner and begin installation!

As you move into this next phase of your CT scanner project, we want to help you know what to expect. Keep reading for more details on what exactly takes place during a CT scanner installation

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management, CT Scanner

CT Tube Replacement Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jul 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM

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Replacing a CT scanner's X-ray tube is an eventuality for any facility that uses the technology- an eventuality that doesn't always happen according to typical lifespan expectations, and doesn't always happen at your budgetary "high tide". Because of this fact, it pays to be aware of the options you have to replace your CT tube for less.

To help you know what to expect when you need to replace your CT tube, we've compiled current price averages for some of the most popular CT tubes in use right now, including low to moderate use used tubes, new after-market tubes (where applicable), and- for comparison's sake- brand-new OEM tubes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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