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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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How to Find Tube Info and Software Options on a Philips Brilliance 16 CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Apr 21, 2016 12:15:09 PM


Whether you're buying or selling a CT, details related to the X-ray tube and the software options will have a lot to do with the price you pay or the price you get. The Philips Brilliance is no exception to this rule, so we put together the following video tutorial to help you navigate the system's interface to those key details.

Watch the clip below to see how to locate the following on a Philips Brilliance 16 CT scanner:

• Tube type

• Generator type  

• Enabled software options

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Selling Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner, Video

How to Find Tube Count and Software Options on a Siemens Sensation 64 CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Apr 11, 2016 5:24:59 PM


Should you ever decide to sell your Siemens Sensation 64 CT scanner, some of the most important information your prospective buyers will want to know is which software options are enabled on the system and how much usage the X-ray tube has seen.

If you can provide this information for a buyer, especially in the form of screenshots taken directly from the system's workstation, you'll eliminate unknown variables, build their confidence in your product, and increase your chances of securing a better selling price.

Watch the video below to learn where to find the enabled software options and tube usage/installation data for a Sensation 64 CT scanner.

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner, Video

How to Find Enabled Software Options on a GE Innova Cath/Angio System

Posted by Danny Fisher

Mar 17, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Maybe you're inspecting a cath/angio lab to see if you're interested in purchasing it. Or you might be selling your cath lab to offset the cost of an upgrade. In either case, you'll need to know which software options are enabled on the system in front of you to make sure the price is right. Fortunately, with GE's Innova series, this information is easily accessible if you know where to look.

Watch the video clip below for step-by-step instructions on how to locate and learn which software options are enabled on a GE Innova cath lab. These same steps apply across the Innova 2000, 2100, 3100, and 4100 as well as all of their bi-plane and IQ variants.



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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Video

How to Delete Patient Data on an OEC 9900 C-Arm

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Dec 23, 2014 3:43:00 PM


HIPAA compliance and limited onboard storage are part of the day-to-day reality of using a C-arm. Because of this, one question we get frequently is, "How do I delete the patient data from my C-arm?" We already went ahead and showed how to do this on an OEC 9800 but, to make sure that all you OEC 9900 users are up to speed, we figured we'd lay things out for your equipment as well. 

Look below for a pictorial guide to the three easy steps that will clear the patient data from your OEC 9900:

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Medical Imaging Service Training

Your GE MRI Machine is Worth...

Posted by Steve Rentz

Mar 28, 2014 12:15:00 PM

You’re looking to sell your GE MRI machine and doing your homework to find out how much it is worth? You've come to the right place!

Perhaps you have already read our blog post “How Much is My MRI Machine Worth? It’s Easier to Figure out than You Think”… and you now have all the details you need such as the date of manufacture, coils, software, serial number, etc. Perfect- now you say, "SHOW ME THE MONEY!"

While MRI trade-in values range based on a number of factors, here are some ballpark averages that you can expect in today's used MRI market. The list below should help you understand better how much money you can expect for that MRI machine you are planning to replace or dispose of.

Do you plan to replace your MRI? Click here to browse our inventory of scanners.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Valuations, Selling Imaging Equipment, MRI

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