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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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What Does RoHS Mean for Imaging Parts Compliance?

Posted by Jordan Clark

May 16, 2019 4:15:00 PM

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Maybe you've seen it on equipment tags, or in manuals, or on some of the components you've ordered, but even if you haven't seen it, RoHS (often pronounced "row-haas") is probably already a part of your life. Below, we'll share what RoHS is and how it changes the experience of buying medical imaging equipment parts.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Medical Imaging Compliance

Lunar DEXA Bone Densitometer Tube Price Cost Guide

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

May 10, 2019 11:38:56 AM

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If your DEXA bone densitometer's X-ray tube is failing, guess what? You don’t have to pay an arm and leg to replace it. Many people think that tube failure means placing a call to the OEM and spending top dollar for a brand-new replacement. This is simply not the case. There are plenty of other, more affordable options at you fingertips.

Below you'll find current average prices for X-ray tubes from the most popular Lunar DEXA systems. Pricing for new, refurbished, and used tubes is included. Please note- these prices (even the OEM's) all assume you'll return your existing tube as an exchange when the replacement arrives.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer

Philips Brilliance 40 & 64 A-Plane Collimators: 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Andy Jarvis

May 7, 2019 4:45:00 PM

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The A-plane collimator (part # 4535-670-62391) is one of the pricier components to replace on your Philips Brilliance 40-slice or 64-slice CT scanner and, unfortunately, the odds are rather high that a replacement will be necessary at some point during the lifespan of your system.

On the bright side, however, there are a few things that (if you're aware of them in advance), can help you better manage the temporary setback of a collimator failure and get your Brilliance up and running quickly.

Here are three things you should know about your A-plane collimator before it fails, so you can turn around your replacement and repair ASAP:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Toshiba X-ray Tube Comparison: CXB-750C vs CXB-750D

Posted by Vikki Dipple

May 2, 2019 1:30:00 PM

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The medical equipment industry is its own world, with its own language. Unfortunately, that language is one that is constantly evolving, number by number and letter by letter as the OEMs crank out a never-ending stream of “new and improved” parts and systems.

Among the companies proffering frequent revisions is Toshiba and over the years we’ve fielded plenty of questions about their CXB family of X-ray tubes. Based on these inquiries, we figured it was about time somebody explained the difference between their most recent revisions: the CXB-750D/3A, the CXB-750D/4A, and the older CXB-750C. And, if you need to check on compatibility, check here to find out!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

Used Medical Imaging Parts vs. New: What’s BEST for You?

Posted by Garth Immelman

May 1, 2019 4:40:00 PM

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The nature of all things mechanical is that eventually some part of them will either fail or show signs that failure is on the way. Whether it’s a car, a furnace, or even that CT scanner you just added to you imaging center, the dreaded day that it “starts smoking” is just a matter of time.

Medical imaging parts are purchased every day by hospitals and imaging centers across the medical imaging field. If you've been through it and are hoping for a way to save, there's good news: you have the option of deciding whether you want to buy new or used. If you’re anything like me, you might wrestle between when it makes sense to buy new and when it might be a better idea to buy used. Here are a few things to consider as you approach the decision:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

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