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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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GE Essential vs. Hologic Selenia: Digital Mammography Unit Comparison

Posted by Jason Block

Nov 10, 2016 11:15:00 AM

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At present, two of the more prominent players in digital mammography are GE and Hologic. If you're in the market for a digital mammo system, you won't get very far into your product homework before seeing both of these names surface.

For those of you that are considering the secondary market for a late-model, large-detector mammo unit, the latest used systems that you're likely to find from these manufacturers are the Senographe Essential from GE and the Selenia from Hologic.To help you learn more, we've compiled a side-by-side comparison of some of the key features of these systems.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Mammography

3 Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Mammo Unit

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 7, 2016 11:38:36 AM

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No piece of imaging equipment can last forever, but there are ways to achieve the next best thing- the longest possible operating life. With proper care, you can use your mammo longer and fetch a better resale price if you decide to upgrade in the future.

In our experience, the three most important things you can do to maximize the life of your mammo come down to environment, maintenance, and use. Here are the details on each:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Mammography

GE XR/d and Senographe 2000D Workstations: Cost, Signs of Failure, and Replacement Info

Posted by Samantha Binder

Jul 28, 2016 12:06:19 PM

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When GE developed their Senographe 2000D mammography system and their XR/d X-ray room, they partnered with Silicon Valley's Sun Microsystems (acquired in 2010 by Oracle) to provide workstations for both machines. The particular workstation in both of these cases was the Sun Ultra 10.

The Ultra 10 is a reliable platform but, just like any computer slogging through the day-in/day-out of a crowded patient schedule, there comes a point where a replacement will be necessary. 

Below, we'll break down the different types of Ultra 10 workstations, what causes them to fail, and the solution when you experience workstation failure on your 2000D or XR/d.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray, Mammography

Turning Used Digital Mammos into Refurbished Digital Mammos

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 28, 2016 4:04:01 PM

Buying a refurbished digital mammography machine means access to late-model technology at a much more affordable price than buying brand new. And, when your refurbishment is performed by a reputable provider, the condition of the system in question is comparable to what it was when the system first left the factory.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Digital Mammo Tube Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 5, 2016 12:58:29 PM

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If your digital mammo machine's X-ray tube is on its way out or, perhaps, has already failed, you should know that contacting the original manufacturer for a replacement is just one of the sourcing options available to you. It is also, in the majority of scenarios, the most expensive one.

Below you'll find current average prices for X-ray tubes from the most popular digital mammography systems. Pricing for both new OEM and after-market tubes and used tubes from independent parts providers is included.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

    
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