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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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Top 4 CT Chiller Problems

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 19, 2019 11:55:00 AM

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Apart from your scanner itself, your CT chiller is a unit with its own set of unique concerns. In the case of water-cooled CT scanners, some of these concerns can damage your chiller or cause your CT to overheat.

If you're seeing a drop in chiller performance or an overheating error on your scanner, you should contact your HVAC service provider as soon as possible, because there's a strong possibility you're dealing with one of these:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, CT Scanner

C-Arm Oil Leak: Diagnosis and Next Steps

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 18, 2019 3:23:00 PM

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So, you've got a puddle of oil under your C-arm and you're wondering where it came from. Fortunately, there are only a few places on a C-arm that will leak oil. To help you get the quickest resolution, we'll share the potential culprits and how you can know which of them is most likely your problem.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

How to Delete Patient Data on an OEC 9800 C-Arm

Posted by Kelley Tomlinson

Apr 17, 2019 4:03:00 PM

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Be it for HIPAA compliance or simply to clear memory space on your system, it can be necessary from time-to-time to delete the patient data from your OEC 9800 C-arm. Our engineers are frequently asked how to do this, so we thought it was about time to share the process.

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 12, 2019 10:12:30 AM

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Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it running at maximum uptime, you'll need to get yourself a service agreement. But how much should you expect to pay for that agreement? We want to help you budget for service with some average pricing numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around (see the table at the end). Before we share those numbers though, we want to explain some of the factors that will affect the price your service provider quotes you. The more you know about these details, the more accurate your expectations and your budget will be.

Still shopping systems? Browse our cath lab inventory here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

Open MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 10, 2019 10:37:41 AM

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When you begin budgeting for a major equipment project, don't make the classic mistake of forgetting about ongoing service. A good plan for equipment upkeep is every bit as important to ROI as any bell and/or whistle feature you might be considering. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on service budgets for open MRI specifically but, before we get into the numbers, we'll walk you through the factors that service providers look at when they determine pricing. Being aware of these will help you manage your expectations and streamline the service shopping process.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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