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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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Digital X-Ray Detectors: 6 Key Factors that Drive Upgrade Pricing

Posted by Josh Block

Nov 25, 2016 9:24:00 AM

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Due to the 7% reimbursement cuts to CR-processed scans beginning in 2018 (via The Consolidated Appropriations Act), the next 13 months are "crunch time" in making the decision of whether or not to upgrade from CR to DR.

At this point, the benefits of upgrading to direct-to-digital scanning are widely understood, making the decision, primarily, a budgetary one. To help ease that decision and clarify what exactly is being paid for with that total upgrade price, we've compiled the following points to share what may be needed and included along with a detector purchase for a seamless integration into your facility's equipment stable.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

3 Reasons Why GE CT Scanners Cost More

Posted by Jeremy Block

Nov 18, 2016 12:08:00 PM

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I am regularly asked, "Why does a GE CT scanner cost so much more than the other manufacturers?" We frequently see GE 8-slice CTs going for the same price as a Philips or Siemens 16-slice and this is similarly true for higher-end equipment. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.

Here are three main reasons we have found GE CT scanners have a higher initial cost.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Used Analog X-Ray with New Digital Detector: Price Cost Guide

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jul 19, 2016 12:01:30 PM

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There are a number of ways imaging facilities can move forward from film and CR-based X-ray. In fact, there are so many that there's a method to fit almost any budget.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

New Analog X-Ray with New Digital Detector: Price Cost Guide

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jul 13, 2016 12:14:23 PM

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Most of us are aware by now of the image quality, workflow, and cost benefits of taking our X-ray imaging fully digital, but some of us are still weighing exactly which method of going digital will be the best fit for both our clinical needs and our budget. 

One of the methods we discuss with buyers most often is bundling the purchase of a new analog X-ray room and a new digital flat-panel detector. A bundle like this provides a good balance of technical improvements and capital expenses.

Watch the clip below for current average pricing for a new analog X-ray room paired with a new flat-panel digital detector.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Urgent Care X-Ray Equipment Price Cost Guide [2017]

Posted by Tim Mustapha

May 5, 2016 2:53:17 PM

If you're preparing to open an urgent care facility, one of the biggest equipment investments you'll make will be your X-ray suite. There are a lot of different ways to get the capabilities you'll need for urgent care, but many of them are not as cost-effective as someone opening a brand-new practice might hope.

We talked with our X-ray Product Team and got their top three picks for setting up your first urgent care X-ray suite. Watch the video below to see current average pricing for:

• Portable X-ray/digital detector packages

• Analog X-ray room/digital detector packages

• Digital straight-arm systems

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

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