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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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The 3 Most Difficult CT Scanners to Service

Posted by Paul Crawford

Apr 30, 2019 10:44:58 AM

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We often talk about the ease of finding engineering and third-party parts support for GE CT scanners like the Lightspeed, Brightspeed, and VCT. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we've also discussed the “premium”, late-model scanners that just haven’t hit the market with enough consistency (like the Siemens Definition Force or GE Revolution EVO) to make third-party service and parts viable for a few more years. On that latter end of the spectrum, there are also some systems that, unless something big changes soon, are unlikely to ever come out from under the yoke of OEM service. 

If you're hoping to purchase a CT and save on service and parts by working with an independent service organization (ISO) and third-party parts suppliers, the following are three systems you may want to avoid. Please note that none of these remarks are a commentary on the quality of a system, but rather the access owners have to parts and affordable support for it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, CT Scanner

DEXA Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 29, 2019 4:02:00 PM

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If you provide DEXA service to patients, eventually, you'll need someone to provide service for your DEXA equipment. Preventative maintenance, repairs, replacement parts- all of these will be necessary at one time or another, but how much can you expect to pay for that kind of coverage? We can help you get an idea.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Bone Densitometer

Why Can't I Cancel My Service Agreement?

Posted by Alyssa Culp

Apr 26, 2019 3:57:00 PM

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If you've ever purchased or shopped for a service agreement for medical imaging equipment you probably noticed that many of them can't be cancelled. Why is this? If you stop paying for service and your provider stops providing it, what's the big deal?

Believe us when we say it's not just to make things difficult for you. There are several big reasons why many agreements can't be cancelled as well as some hope for those who feel they absolutely must cancel.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 25, 2019 10:43:00 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 2018-2019 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

How to Diagnose Boot Up Problems for OEC 9800 C-Arms

Posted by LaToya Beasley

Apr 24, 2019 1:30:00 PM

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If your OEC 9800 C-arm is not completing the boot up process successfully, there are a number of potential causes. We'll tell you what information to collect to get a diagnosis without an onsite visit from an engineer. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

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