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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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Toshiba Aquilion 16 Lease Price Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 7, 2018 2:45:00 PM

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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

How To Tell If Your CT Tube Is About To Fail

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 25, 2018 1:27:00 PM

Signs of CT Tube Failure

At the heart of every CT scanner is its X-ray tube. More so than any other component, keeping careful tabs on the functioning of the CT tube can mitigate the cost of owning and operating a CT system. Unfortunately, some people only start thinking about the remaining lifespan of their X-ray tube after the system has been installed and in use for several years. This can mean that some damage has already been done.

On the bright side, there are early warning signs that CT users can watch out for to identify when CT tube help is needed. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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

GE Lightspeed VCT 64 vs. Siemens Sensation 64

Posted by Jeremy Block

Oct 19, 2018 12:44:00 PM

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When people hit the market for a 64-slice CT scanner, the GE VCT and the Siemens Sensation are two models that are likely to be "first pagers" on that initial Google search. While these models aren't that hard to find, what can be much harder is deciphering how they stack up side-by-side. They're both 64-slice scanners, with high-end features and upgrade options, from well-respected, leading manufacturers- and they fall in the same ballpark price bracket. So how do you choose?

Below are a few considerations from both the hardware/features side of things and the ownership experience that will help as you narrow down your 64-slice CT scanner options.

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Topics: CT Scanner

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