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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 CT DARC and DARC 2: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Garth Immelman

Jan 2, 2019 3:06:00 PM

Your GE CT's data and reconstruction computer (DARC) is a crucial component of its reconstruction chain. The DARC gathers the high speed data stream from the detector's data acquisition system (DAS) cards through a DAS interface processor (DIP) and stores and transfers it for reconstruction in the image generator (IG) computers that reconstruct images from the data. Your DARC also handles the voice/audio controls to the gantry via an external box on the left side of console, and the scan control interface module (SCIM) – the control pad the operator uses to initiate scanning. Long story short: no DARC = no pictures.

Below, we'll share with you the vital statistics of owning a DARC so that you can know what to expect from this component and be better prepared to minimize downtime in the event of a DARC failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Siemens Sensation 16 Lease Price Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 27, 2018 3:20:00 PM

Sensation 16 Lease Refresh

We all know it's important to have the right tools to serve patients, but many of us also know that these tools can come at a cost too high to buy them outright. If the tool your facility happens to need is a 16-slice CT scanner, this article has good news for you: lease terms are available to make upgrading more feasible for imaging centers that need to be budget-conscious.

While it's understood that leasing equipment lowers starting costs, you should also know that some lease providers include the price of the scanner's first year of service coverage in a bundle price and break it out across the full term of the lease as part of the monthly payment. This allows for 12 months of lower payments before you ever have to tap into the funds you would normally set aside for equipment upkeep.

Below, find what you can expect your monthly payments to be for a lease on a Siemens Sensation 16 under our most commonly purchased term length, 60-months.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, CT Scanner

Toshiba Aquilion 16 Lease Price Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 7, 2018 2:45:00 PM

Aquilion 16 Lease Header

Upgrading, replacing, adding a scanner- whatever your reason for buying a 16-slice CT scanner, doing so outright isn't always an option. If it isn't an option for you right now, don't worry. The secondary market can help you manage your up-front equipment costs.

Beyond simply lowering starting costs, some lease plans build the cost of a year of service coverage into the final price and spread it across the full term of the lease. This provides a year of lower payments before having to use any of the funds normally set aside for equipment upkeep.

Below, find what you can expect your monthly payments to be to lease a Toshiba Aquilion 16 under our most common lease terms.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, CT Scanner

How to Prepare Your Site for a Mobile CT Rental

Posted by Josh Block

Nov 30, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Mobile CT Site Prep

As you work with a provider to arrange your mobile CT rental, site readiness should (hopefully) be a significant part of your conversation. Getting a mobile system up and running on your grounds isn't a "plug-and-play" kind of proposition. There are a handful of things that need to be in place to accommodate the equipment that will be delivered to your doorstep.

If your provider hasn't answered all your questions about what a mobile-ready site looks like, we're here to clear things up with a short list of requirements. Take a look at the steps below to make sure you have the proper position, personnel, power, and more for a successful mobile CT hook up.

Need a mobile CT now? Click here to request one.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

Toshiba Aquilion 64 Lease Price Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Nov 20, 2018 9:50:00 AM

Aquilion 64 Lease

If you've been scanning at a lower slice count, a 64-slice CT represents a powerful step forward for your capabilities. Among the models you're likely to encounter as you begin considering the best 64-slice CT for you is Toshiba's Aquilion 64.

Like many of its contemporaries, the Aquilion offers improvements in image quality, dose reduction, and general workflow. Of course, along with these advantages comes a higher cost that, for some, may be a touch difficult to pay in a lump sum. In situations like these, leasing options from a refurbished equipment vendor can help make it happen. Here's a look at our most popular lease program.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Financing, CT Scanner

    
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