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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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What Is the Best Portable X-Ray for COVID-19 Screening?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM

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While we hope that the peak of this unprecedented outbreak is behind us, it's clear that the presence of COVID-19 will still be felt in our healthcare systems for the foreseeable future. During that time, imaging needs in some areas will continue to be high as new cases are admitted and recovering patients receive follow-up.

If your facility is in temporary need of additional X-ray capacity, you probably already know that a portable X-ray system is a good choice to fill that need. What you may not know is which of the many models available will be the best clinical fit and best overall value for you. To help in that search, we'd like to share a short break down of where and how these units shine.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

Carestream Portable X-Ray Rentals: When, Why, How Much?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 12, 2020 4:12:19 PM

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As consumers in the 21st century, we know that the best value doesn't always come from owning something. Sometimes we just need to use it for a little while. Instead of buying DVDs, we subscribe to a service that streams movies. Instead of buying a beach house, we book an Air BnB.

And, when the decision to own really is the best value, we love to "try it before we buy it". Amazon Prime, anyone? How about Carvana, Sephora, or Warby Parker?

The great news for clinics, hospitals, and imaging centers is that you can take advantage of the high quality of Carestream portable X-ray systems without the long-term commitment and cost of purchasing through an equipment rental. Keep reading to see if renting might be a good fit for your needs and budget.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

How Much Does a C-Arm Rental Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Feb 25, 2020 4:45:00 PM

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An interim C-arm rental can make good sense in a lot of different scenarios. Most often, when people talk to us about a rental, one of the following is true:

You need to test your market to know if buying a C-arm will be a good investment for you.

Your current C-arm is down for repair and you don't expect it back up anytime soon.

You are running a training/continuing education course and need C-arms to demonstrate procedures. 

You are working to pare down a backlog of patients.

You have money in the operating budget, but not so much in the capital budget.

Whatever the reason, consider the following costs to make your C-arm rental work for you.

Ready to request a rental? Click here to let us know what you need.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Which Coils and Accessories Come with a Mobile MRI Rental?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 12, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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When we talk with people looking to rent mobile MRI systems, one of the most common questions they have for us is, "Which coils and accessories will come with the system?" This is a great question, the answer to which offers a complete picture of what you'll receive on the day your mobile is delivered to your facility.

To help you know what to expect when you rent MRI, we've compiled a list of items commonly included with a mobile system. Some packages may vary depending on your provider or the manufacturer of the system, but the items on this list are almost always a given.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

Four Mobile Imaging Rental Problems and Their Solutions

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 4, 2019 2:00:44 PM

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There are a lot of circumstances that lead imaging facilities to consider renting a mobile system. Some of these circumstances come with challenges that can be, to put it mildly, stress-inducing. When these challenges come up, you needn't worry- there are answers to your questions and providers who can accommodate. 

The video below shows four of the most common problems mobile imaging renters have and how they can be resolved or avoided altogether.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

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