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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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Gadox vs. Cesium: DR Panel Comparison

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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Inside every digital radiography (DR) detector panel is a layer of material called the scintillator. Right now, there are two main chemical compounds being used as scintillators in the manufacture of these panels: gadolinium oxysulfide (Gadox, for short) and cesium iodide (CsI).

Both of these materials are approved for use in diagnostic X-ray, and both of them are readily available in the DR marketplace. So, how does an imaging facility choose between a DR panel with Gadox and one with CsI?

The following are the most significant differences in purchasing and using a Gadox DR panel vs. a CsI panel.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-ray

FDA 2579 Form: What Is It And Where Do I Get One?

Posted by Danny Fisher

Jul 11, 2019 9:38:00 AM

I get calls every week from people at imaging facilities saying in panicked voices, “My physicist is here and he is looking for some form that I am supposed to have; some kind of FDA Form?” Does this sound familiar to you? 

I 'm sure the mere presence of the initials “FDA” is the main reason there is a trace of panic in the person's voice, but the situation isn't as dire as it may seem. Don’t get me wrong, the FDA 2579 form is a very important form and definitely has to be filled out and kept on record. It is, however, very easy to obtain.

Let me answer the 2579 questions I get most often so that you can have the documentation you need, when you need it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Project Management

What's Included in Imaging Equipment Preventative Maintenance, Really?

Posted by Kelley Tomlinson

Jun 14, 2019 5:05:00 PM

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It should come as no surprise that your imaging equipment, just like a vehicle, requires regular maintenance to keep running.  With a car, your transmission needs to be flushed, oil changed, filters cleaned, and windshield wiper fluid topped off. But sometimes, when we pick our vehicles up from a garage (and nearly every time when we see the bill) we begin to wonder exactly what was done to our cars. It is no different with medical imaging equipment.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

Mini C-Arm Prices: How Much is a Mini C-Arm Really Going to Cost?

Posted by Josh Block

Jun 7, 2019 11:20:00 AM

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So, you’re looking to step up your C-Arm imaging capabilities without feeding your budget (not to mention all your space) to the “C” monster. The spine, back, and pain physicians are always hogging the full-size C-arm and you're just looking to heal a hand or a foot. Logically, the first option that comes to mind is the mini-C. The compact design and tighter mag modes of a mini-C are a perfect fit for the work, but just how much will you be spending to bring one into your facility?

Below we'll break down how much you're likely to pay for used mini C-arm equipment as well as the services that go along with it (refurbishment, delivery, warranty, etc.).

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

MRI Machine Cost and Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

May 24, 2019 2:45:00 PM

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It's a question we get every single day: "How much does an MRI machine cost?" And for good reason: an MRI scanner is both a cornerstone and, often, the most costly modality in any imaging department.

To lend some clarity on the subject, the price list below breaks down current average cost and price information for popular MRI machine models from leading manufacturers like GE, Siemens, Hitachi, Philips, and Toshiba, If you're a more visual person, you can also see the list in video format.

Click here to see current MRI machine inventory and get a custom quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, MRI, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price

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