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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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Top Four MRI Scanner Service Problems and Solutions

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Jul 12, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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Perhaps you know what it's like when your MRI scanner is experiencing downtime; Your manager is foaming at the mouth, a line of grumpy patients is waiting at the front desk to reschedule, and that little vein that runs up the middle of your forehead is bulging like a bratwurst on the barbecue.

What can you do? Is all really lost?

Not at all! Some of the most common MRI-related problems are relatively simple to fix. So, take a deep breath (c’mon, deeper than that!) and let us blow away the MRI service blues with a knowledge bomb.

Below you’ll find four MRI service problems that have been reported to our Service Department time and again and ways to take care of them in as little time as possible.

Experiencing one of these problems right now? Click here to request MRI machine service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

1.5T MRI Machine Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 10, 2019 4:06:00 PM

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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, 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

3 Benefits of Open MRI Scanners

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Jun 28, 2019 2:52:00 PM

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Whether you are looking to purchase an MRI for the first time or you are a seasoned veteran looking to replace an existing magnet, here are three reasons why you should consider purchasing an open MRI scanner:

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Topics: MRI

Does My MRI Service Agreement Include MRI Coil Coverage?

Posted by Alyssa Culp

Jun 25, 2019 3:42:00 PM

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If you're considering purchasing MRI scanner service coverage, you're probably wondering how much, if any, of that coverage extends to your scanner's coils. That's a great question, and one that our service department hears all the time.

Watch the video below to learn what is and isn't covered when it comes to MRI coils as part of your full MRI service agreement.
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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

What Is an MRI Quench?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jun 13, 2019 12:20:13 PM

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If you’ve been in an MRI facility, you've probably noticed a large red button in a conspicuous place. Did you feel the urge to press it? Did you wonder what would happen if you did? Maybe, but you'd NEVER actually press it – because you are not 7 years old, right? What you were looking at was, essentially, the MRI’s “Off” button. Turning an MRI off can be done in a couple different ways: one that's slower, easier on the machine, and a whole lot cheaper, but the big, red button is by far the more exciting. It even has a cool name: "quench". If you're unsure of what happens when an MRI quenches, this blog is for you!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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