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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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What Is "Time of Flight" PET Scanning?

Posted by Josh Nunez

Nov 3, 2017 9:21:48 AM

As with all modalities of imaging equipment, PET scanning is gradually moving in the direction of greater and greater diagnostic accuracy. For PET in particular, the biggest step in that direction of the last decade has been the development and proliferation of time of flight technology.

For those who may be using PET systems older than ten years, or newer systems without the time of flight option enabled, there are benefits via time of flight you'll want to explore as the time to upgrade your equipment draws nearer. For those who may be only just entering the PET arena, there are a number of reasons why a time of flight-equipped system shold be at the top of your list of considerations. Wherever you may fall on the PET user spectrum, we'll share below more details about what time of flight features actually do and what they mean for PET users and patients alike.

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Topics: PET/CT, PET Scanners

2014 Joint Commission Standards: CT, Nuclear, PET, MRI

Posted by Trish Payne

May 2, 2014 5:01:00 PM

Starting this summer, all Joint Commission-accredited organizations that provide services in CT, nuclear medicine, PET, and MRI will be subject to new standards. The first of these standards will go into effect on July 1st and others will roll out gradually throughout the remainder of the year and on into 2015.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera, MRI, PET Scanners, Medical Imaging Compliance

Siemens ECAT PET Scanners Compared

Posted by Josh Nunez

Jul 11, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Considering a PET scanner purchase? If you are, it won’t be long before your search brings you across the Siemens ECAT series. Below we’ll tell you some key features of the models that make up this product line and have a little historical fun along the way.

Those of you over 30, prepare to get a little nostalgic as we travel back in time to the mid 90’s. It was the best of times (economic boom, internet proliferation, The X-Files), it was the worst of times (bowl cuts, shoulder pads, the Macarena). It was also when Siemens began manufacturing the first ECAT PET scanners, the ECAT ART and ECAT 951. Given their age and rarity, we won’t spend much time on these models other than to say that they provided the framework for the technological advances that would characterize future ECAT installments.
 

ECAT Exact 47

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Topics: PET Scanners

PET/CT Acronyms and Phrases Defined

Posted by Becka Bowden

Jan 11, 2013 9:12:00 AM

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Topics: PET/CT, PET Scanners

How Much Does a PET/CT Scanner Cost? 2012/2013 Update

Posted by Josh Nunez

Oct 15, 2012 11:48:00 AM

See the 2017 price updates here!

Since writing a version of this article originally in October 2011, I am still asked on a weekly basis, "How much does a PET/CT cost?" So it’s time for an update! The answer still depends on a number of things, but the single most determinative factor is the number of slices the CT has. 

As I said in the original post, “more slices, more money”. While that has not changed, several market conditions have, including pricing and availability.  

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, PET Scanners

    
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