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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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Choosing the Best X-Ray Equipment

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 10, 2020 2:00:00 PM

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Bringing a new (or new to you) X-ray system into an imaging facility can be an overwhelming project, especially if it's your first time. To give those of you who might be wondering a nudge in the right direction, we're going to cover some top considerations to help you choose the very best X-ray equipment for you.

We'll cover functionality, patient volume levels, and placement by clinical specialty. And when you're done here, we recommend you hop over to our X-Ray Equipment Price Guide to learn what you can expect when budgeting for your X-ray system.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-Ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy a Cath Lab

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Dec 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM

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Searching for the perfect cath lab? It’s a lot more work than you thought, huh? Some people love the hunt, the chance to see what the imaging equipment jungle has to offer and to snare the system that best balances utility and economy for their site. Others: not so much. It can be incredibly difficult to hunt when you have no idea what prey you’re after.

Fortunately, we can help you narrow your search and get you stalking the best game for your imaging AND budgetary needs. We know you’ll have plenty of questions for us along the way, but the best place for cath lab hunters to start their journey is by answering the following questions for themselves.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

The Best CT Scanner for Low-Volume Facilities

Posted by Paul Crawford

Nov 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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There’s a lot of talk about “patient volume” and “system throughput” in the CT scanner world, and rightfully so. After all, the kind of efficiency these terms refer to improves patient service, physician workflow, and the financial bottom line of a practice. But, most of the talk revolves around high-volume facilities. What if your patient schedule isn’t exactly bursting at the seams? What if you only plan to do a handful of scans a day? Which CT scanner is the best for low-volume facilities?

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

3T MRI vs 1.5T MRI

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 18, 2019 12:40:00 PM

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1.5 + 1.5 = 3, right? So a 3T MRI is twice as good as a 1.5T MRI, right?  As far as the field strength is concerned, sure. In the world of sales and marketing, absolutely. But from an imaging standpoint, a throughput standpoint, and a cashflow standpoint, maybe not. 

Before you spend up to twice the money for a 3T, we suggest you take a look at what it can do for you, and what it can’t. Read more below, or watch the video version of this blog at the foot of the page.

Have an MRI machine in mind already? Click here to tell us about your MRI project and get a custom quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Imaging Equipment Upgrades by Price Tier: How Much Will My Next System Cost?

Posted by Josh Block

Oct 17, 2019 3:48:18 PM

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There was a time when access to strong imaging technology in the US started at seven figures; $1M, $1.5M, and even $2M in up-front cost. Now, however, imaging facilities are able to purchase more technology with less up-front capital than ever. A veritable “Who’s Who” of imaging equipment upgrades across all modalities, from the medical field's most prominent manufacturers is available and, in many cases, with most of the logistics and warranty trimmings attached.

To help you in the search for your next piece of imaging equipment, we've broken down some of the top choices for all modalities into pricing tiers, starting at $500,000, to $250,000, to $100,000.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

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