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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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C-Arm Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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Whether you're a veteran, a rookie, or still shopping for the best system, if you plan to use a C-arm, another thing you have to plan for is how you're going to keep it up and running as consistently as possible. For maximum uptime, you'll need to arrange a service agreement. But how much should you expect to spend for that agreement? We're here to help you build a realistic budget by revealing some average price ranges you’re likely to find as you shop around for C-arm service coverage (see the table at the end).

Before we get to the numbers, we want to explain what is considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because what you will actually pay for service depends on these factors. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Mammography Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 14, 2019 12:37:00 PM

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Mammography screening is the first, and best line of defense in detecting breast cancer early. This is why having a maintenance and repair plan in place for your mammography equipment is so important. When you have a plan, your facility can keep equipment downtime to a minimum, keep reimbursements, and reduce costs on replacement parts.

We've compiled current average pricing for one year of our most inclusive mammo service coverage plan, as well as broken down a few of the key factors that will be a part of determining your individual price, so you can know what to expect from independent service organizations as you plan and shop for your mammography machine's future maintenance and repair.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Mammography

MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 7, 2019 4:01:00 PM

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An important piece of research for any imaging equipment project is finding your options for service, and building a budget forecast for your system's ongoing upkeep. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on the latter. Before we get into the dollars and cents of the matter, we'll walk you through all the factors that might play a hand in determining the actual amount a prospective service provider will quote you. Knowing more about these will help you manage your expectations as well as simplify your conversations with providers.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

Image Intensifier Lifespan and Signs of Failure

Posted by Jordan Graham

Jan 31, 2019 2:30:00 PM

If you use fluoroscopy equipment like a C-arm, an R/F room, or an analog cath/angio lab you've got an image intensifier (II) that will one day need to be replaced. Most IIs have years of useful life in them, but it is not at all uncommon for a fluoroscopy system to go through at least a few IIs over the course of its life.

Because of the eventual failure of image intensifiers, we polled our service engineering team to find a few ways users can prolong the life of their II as well as some ways they'll be able to tell that an II failure is on the way. Keep reading to learn how you can help keep your II around longer as well as how you can know when to plan for a replacement.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

4 Tips for Enduring the Helium Shortage in Medical Imaging

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Jan 24, 2019 5:03:33 PM

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We blogged recently about the latest shortage in helium for medical imaging. Now, for those of you affected, we want to share some strategies we've seen pay off for MRI users during previous times of scarcity. Use the three tips below to minimize the impact of the helium shortage on your imaging facility.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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