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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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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

Should I Upgrade my GE 1.5T MRI & How Far Should I Upgrade It?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jun 24, 2020 10:55:29 AM

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More and more, we hear from GE 1.5T MRI users who prefer the idea of keeping their current magnet and upgrading its electronics and software instead of replacing it entirely. There are plenty of reasons (at least seven) to go that route, but what they really want to know is how much more performance they'll get.

To help GE MRI users better understand the functionality they'll gain at each upgrade level, we put our heads together with our friends at Signature MRI to break down features and options for 9X, 12X, 15X/16X, and 23X scanners with CXK4 magnets.

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Topics: MRI

MRI Chiller Failure: Save Helium with a Water Bypass

Posted by Kelley Tomlinson

Jun 19, 2020 2:17:59 PM

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When your MRI scanner's chiller isn't working properly, watching your helium boil off can feel an awful lot like watching money burn. Fortunately, there's a way to slow down boil off and reduce your losses while you wait for HVAC service personnel to arrive and resuscitate your chiller: a city water bypass.

A city water bypass (CWB), also known as a city water changeover or simply city water backup, allows you to temporarily cool your MRI with water from your local municipal lines. Keep reading for more details on this valuable MRI rescue tool.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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