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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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How Much Does a CT Scanner Cost?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Apr 24, 2019 12:15:00 PM

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People ask our team daily, “How much does a CT scanner cost?” That's kind of a broad question as there are many factors at play- a little like asking how much a home costs. A pop-up camper isn’t going to cost you much (you may even be able to pull one off my neighbor’s front lawn for free) but that Tudor mansion is going to put a far larger dent in your pocketbook.

We want to help you get some clarity and get the CT scanner you need for the right price. To that end, consider the four questions below to start narrowing the options down by need and by preference. Then, stick around for the video clip where we'll break down current CT scanner costs into four simple tiers.

Have a model in mind? Click here to check out our inventory of CT scanners for sale.

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

CT Scanner Comparison: GE Optima 660 vs. Discovery 750 HD

Posted by Paul Crawford

Apr 22, 2019 2:18:01 PM

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The GE LightSpeed VCT 64 has been the most popular 64-slice CT in the world since it rolled off the line in Milwaukee in 2005. Since then, as GE seeks to maintain their market share, they've rolled out two successors to the VCT: The Discovery 750 HD and Optima 660. In designing these systems, they’ve kept some of the features that made the VCT popular- smaller footprint, similar operating systems, air cooling- but also made significant changes that improve performance and offer more options. Below are some of the biggest changes that distinguish the Optima 660 from the Discovery 750 HD, and distinguish both models from the VCT.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Top 4 CT Chiller Problems

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 19, 2019 11:55:00 AM

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Apart from your scanner itself, your CT chiller is a unit with its own set of unique concerns. In the case of water-cooled CT scanners, some of these concerns can damage your chiller or cause your CT to overheat.

If you're seeing a drop in chiller performance or an overheating error on your scanner, you should contact your HVAC service provider as soon as possible, because there's a strong possibility you're dealing with one of these:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, CT Scanner

Smart Metal Artifact Reduction 101

Posted by Becky Wotring

Apr 9, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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The innovation of new technologies is always exciting, especially when it can greatly improve the treatment of patients worldwide. One area of healthcare technology that seems to be in a constant state of innovative evolution is diagnostic CT imaging. CT is the flagship modality at many imaging facilities and every new feature that's introduced, from software, to configuration, to accessories, stands to make a massive difference across a worldwide install base. One such feature making a difference on recently-released GE CT scanners is Smart MAR (metal artifact reduction). Today, we'll share with you a brief overview of how MAR works and what it means for patient care.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Replacing ADM Modules for Philips CT

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 8, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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Before you begin working with the ADM modules on your Philips CT scanner, there are some things you should know. First and foremost among these things: if you want to maintain optimum image quality, you can’t use your ADM modules interchangeably. Keep reading to find out why and learn best practices for replacing ADM modules in your system.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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