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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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Hologic Selenia Detectors: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Jason Block

Nov 21, 2017 11:40:00 AM

If you own a Hologic Selenia digital mammo, or are considering purchasing one, you probably already know that the digital detector is the most costly (if not the most vital) component in the entire system. If you should decide to keep the maintenance and repair of your system in-house, there are some details about these detectors that will be important for you to be aware of.

Keep reading to see vital Selenia detector details like part number, replacement cost, and average lifespan.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

Digital Detector Kit Upgrades Your Analog Mammography System

Posted by Jason Block

Nov 10, 2017 10:09:37 AM

Retrofit kits that allow a facility to upgrade analog X-ray machines with direct digital imaging capabilities have been around for years. Now, there is a kit that brings the same ease of upgrading to facilities currently using analog mammography units with film or CR cassettes. This upgrade kit is called Pearl, and we're positive that the benefits of upgrading will speak for themselves to any mammogram provider who is considering a step forward in their breast cancer screening technology. That said, we'll dive right in below with what a Pearl digital mammography upgrade kit is capable of and what those capabilities can mean for you and your patients.

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Topics: Mammography

GE Essential Mammo: X-Ray Tube Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Chad Seelye

Oct 4, 2017 9:15:00 AM

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As is the case with all equipment that uses X-ray technology, the X-ray tube on the GE Essential digital mammography system will require replacement periodically over the course of its life. If you're a veteran to the imaging world, this is a reality you're probably all too familiar with.

As you begin what is, hopefully, a long and fruitful relationship with your GE Essential, it'll be helpful for you to know how long you can expect your X-ray tube to last as well as how much you can expect to spend when the time comes to replace it. To that end, we've compiled the details below based on the experiences of our engineering team and our service customers, as well as current pricing on the parts market.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

GE Essential Mammography Paddles: Which Are "Standard"?

Posted by Jason Block

Aug 1, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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If you're searching the secondary market for a good value on a GE Essential mammography system, you may have noticed that not all of the offerings come with the same selection of compression paddles. This isn't unusual, but for a first-time mammo buyer, it can be a touch confusing. With so many different types of paddles out there, which types should a buyer look for? Which types make up a "standard" set for the Essential?

There's not really a consensus around what makes a "standard" paddle set, but there are a number of paddles that techs use so often they could be considered standard on a de facto basis. The list below will fill you in on the seven to nine paddles that are likely to be part of a GE Essential mammography purchase.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

Does My Hologic Selenia Need an External UPS?

Posted by Matt Bushart

May 12, 2017 9:20:00 AM

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Just like any other device that runs on electricity, mammography equipment is vulnerable to power disruptions- disruptions that can lead to data loss or even equipment damage. This is why so many Hologic Selenia users and buyers ask us whether or not they should protect their systems with an external UPS. We'll answer that, and other Selenia UPS questions below.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

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