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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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1.5T MRI Machine Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 5, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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The 1.5T scanner is the quintessential MRI machine. It's powerful enough to perform the vast majority of common MRI studies, readily available on the secondary market, and (relatively speaking) moderately priced- which is what you came here for, right? 

Well, before we dig in and tell you what you can expect to pay for a used 1.5T MRI machine from one of the major manufacturers, you should know that the price for an individual system will vary across a number of factors including availability, coils, software levels, channels, and gradient type. To account for these variables, we'll show you the full range of current average prices for each machine. 

Got your budget range? Click here to get a more detailed quote.

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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Top MRI Manufacturers Compared: Choosing the Best for Your Needs

Posted by Steve Rentz

Aug 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM

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MRI Manufacturers Compared

Since first publishing this article in 2015, thousands more people have come to us with a wide variety of MRI needs and, depending on what those needs were, we've directed them to many different models from many different manufacturers. Why? Not all MRI scanners perform equally across all of the aspects that users value.

To help you build an idea of what to expect, we'll share some of the big considerations we've seen buyers grapple with. Individual cases vary but, in our experience and the experiences our partners have shared with us, the following are a snapshot of what each of these "major player" MRI manufacturers looks like on the third-party market.

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

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Topics: MRI

Extremity MRI Scanner Price Cost Guide [2020]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 29, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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If your facility is in the market for an extremity MRI scanner, one of the first questions that probably came to your mind was, "How much does an extremity MRI machine cost?" Considering that these systems come in four different categories that can range widely in price this is an excellent question- one that we'll answer in our 2020 update to the extremity MRI machine pricing chart below.

Have a model in mind? Click here to view our current extremity MRI inventory.

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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

GE MRI Coil Connectors: How to Know What You Have & What You Need

Posted by Jeff Scott

Jul 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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If you've used a GE MRI scanner for even a few months you've undoubtedly changed coils, disconnecting one and connecting another, over and over again. You've probably done it so many times it's become second nature. But, have you ever stopped to note what kinds of connectors your coils have? If not, it might surprise you to learn that there's a not-so-obvious, but extremely practical reason for knowing the difference between the various types of connectors GE MRI uses. 

We'll share with you below the four types of GE MRI coil connectors, which systems you'll find them on, and why it's important to know what you have.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Mobile MRI?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Jul 9, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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Whether you need to keep scanning during a renovation, test your market for referral traffic, or simply catch some overflow that your current scanner can't handle, renting a mobile MRI could be exactly the solution you're looking for.

And, since this solution has already occurred to you, your next course of action was a quick Google search to find out how much such a thing might cost. Good thinking, you! Keep reading to find the current average costs of renting a mobile MRI, as well as a few other things that you should keep in mind as you enter the process.

Click here to see mobile MRI scanners available for rent

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

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