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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 Price for Quality Mammo Equipment Service?

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 28, 2020 3:00:00 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 average pricing in 2020 for one year of our most inclusive mammo service coverage plan, compared to the cost of similar coverage from the major mammography manufacturers. We've also 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

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM

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If you’ve recently purchased a CT scanner or are in the market for one, you’re probably beginning to research how much service for your new equipment will cost. We're here to help by revealing some average numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around in the 2020 market (see the table at the end). 

Before we do though, we want to explain some of the factors that are considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because where your individual CT scanner fits in these criteria will, to a large degree, determine its service price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, CT Scanner

C-Arm Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 7, 2020 1:45:00 PM

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Whether you're a veteran, a rookie, or still shopping, if you plan to use a C-arm, you also have to plan for is how you're going to keep it up and running consistently. 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

What Does Your Imaging Equipment Service Rep REALLY Know?

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Apr 3, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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Medical imaging equipment is, by nature, very technical. Each modality has its own set of maintenance concerns, unique parts, and even language. This is why, when your equipment is having problems, you want to talk to someone who knows you, your system, and your history. Getting all three of these things, however, can be a tall order.

Below are three things you should look for from a provider to get you this "service trifecta". If you're in the market for a service provider, ask anyone you're considering about these:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

How to Resolve an OEC C-Arm Precharge Voltage Error

Posted by Becky Hallam

Mar 20, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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So, you power on your OEC 9800 or 9900 C-arm and step away for a moment to let it run the boot-up process. When you return, the display on your doghouse (the control housing on top of your central column) has frozen and reads "Precharge Voltage Error". What happened? And what can you do to resolve the error and get your C-arm up and running for the day's exams?

Don't worry! There's a simple explanation for your problem as well as a simple, do-it-yourself solution that clears most Precharge Voltage Errors.

Need immediate C-arm assistance? Call 877-733-7142 (US only)

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

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