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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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Imaging Equipment Service Questions and Answers

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Oct 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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Moving from OEM service to third-party service or, perhaps, investing in support for your equipment for the first time can be a daunting proposition- AND one that raises many questions. Our team fields these questions every day to help service buyers make informed decisions for their facilities. We can't speak for every independent service provider but, using our own scope and expertise as an example, we hope to show you some of what's available as you approach the third-party market for service on your medical imaging equipment. Join us as we tackle the FAQs of buying medical imaging service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

3 Flexible Medical Equipment Service Plans for MRI, CT, X-Ray, and More

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Oct 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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From where to have lunch to when to retire, life is filled with decisions that require careful consideration. Not the least of these is how to protect your CT, MRI, X-ray, or other medical imaging equipment with service and maintenance coverage.

No two imaging facilities are exactly alike, and that's why there is some flexibility among the plans you'll find on the service market. To help reduce your legwork as you enter the service market, we'll cover here three common imaging equipment service plans offered by service providers.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, C-Arm, X-Ray, DEXA, Mammography

4 Ways to Reduce Medical Equipment Service Costs

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Sep 25, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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When it comes to medical imaging equipment, everyone wants to protect their investment, but no one wants to pay the high prices that can sometimes come along with a service contract. The good news for everyone is that there can be a balance: reliable maintenance coverage with a price tag that’s not quite as intimidating as a typical package service agreement.

When shopping around for a service agreement that fits your needs and your budget, the following four tips will help you reduce your medical equipment service costs:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Sep 24, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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Anyone considering the purchase of refurbished imaging equipment has saving money in mind. After all, getting more done with the same (or lower) budget is more important than ever. The secondary equipment market is the perfect place to achieve those goals, but beyond simply paying less, it's important to look for overall value and real cost-effectiveness. To that end, we'd like to share some tools that can help you find the refurbishment provider who will best fit your needs.

The following are seven questions you can ask a refurbishment provider to better understand what you can expect from their quality and the experience of working with them. After you check out the questions, stick around and download them for your reference in our handy PDF checklist resource.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Financing, Imaging Equipment Project Management

It Might Not Be Your GE Digital Mammo Detector

Posted by Garth Immelman

Sep 17, 2019 4:45:00 PM

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Q: What do GE digital mammography systems, your car, and your own body have in common?

A: When someone tells you there’s a serious problem with one of them, it pays to get a second opinion.

In the case of the GE mammo, we’re referring specifically to a diagnosis of “bad detector”. The detector is one of the most expensive parts to replace on a digital mammography system. With used models falling anywhere in a vast range from $30,000 to $100,000 depending on the model of your system, this kind of diagnosis from a service engineer is almost the worst news a digital mammo owner can hear, second only to having the entire machine carried away by a freak tornado and dropped through the roof of a reclusive conspiracy theorist.

If you’ve recently heard bad detector news or worry that someday you might, we have a few words of comfort for you: It might not be your detector

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

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