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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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What Do I Do if I Can’t Find My FDA 2579 Form?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 16, 2017 2:23:23 PM

So, here's a relevant, but completely hypothetical (unless you're living it right now) scenario for you: The FDA auditor is in your office, ready to inspect your X-ray imaging equipment, when you hear him say, “May I see a copy of the 2579 form for this system?” 

Do you know which form he's talking about (click here if you don’t)? If you do, do you know where it is? If your imaging facility can't provide a completed FDA 2579 form for each diagnostic X-ray system in the building, you can be written up in violation of federal requirements and may be subject to associated penalties.

If you aren't sure where your form is or if you even have one, don’t panic, we'll share with you below four different ways you can get your hands on another copy of your FDA 2579.

Never heard of FDA 2579? Find out about it here.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-Ray, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Used MRI vs Refurbished MRI

Posted by Steve Rentz

May 19, 2017 4:39:00 PM

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Refurbished, used, second-hand, pre-owned- not great options for underpants or toothbrushes but, more and more, a smart choice for medical imaging equipment. However, in many cases, hospitals and imaging centers get too hung up on the word "used" when sometimes, the value of a deal is more about how a seller uses the word "used" and what they really mean. 

Below, we'll quickly scan through some common MRI keywords and how they relate and don’t relate to MRI systems being offered for sale on the secondary market.

Already have a used MRI scanner model in mind? Click here to see inventory!

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

3 Reasons Hospitals Choose Lightspeed CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 14, 2016 9:52:00 AM

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At first glance, GE BrightSpeed and LightSpeed CT scanners are very similar. Remove just one decal, and the casual observer could easily mistake one for the other. However, though the hardware and basic structure are generally the same for both, there are some key differences you should know about if you’re considering purchasing a GE CT scanner from one of these series.

The BrightSpeed is a successor to the LightSpeed for any system having 16 slices or less. To put it simply, the BrightSpeed comes in 4, 8, and 16 slices while the LightSpeed comes in 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64. This is just one of the differences. For further comparison, here are some specs from the 16-slice scanners of both series: 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Top Cath Lab Equipment Articles

Posted by Krista Kotrla

Nov 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM

best cath lab articles

Are you in need of some help with cath lab equipment planning? How about choosing the best lab for your facility? Or maybe you have questions about the process of refurbishing a cath lab. If any of these are the case, this is the perfect "best of" list for your easy reference.

Scroll on for our best articles from the last three years to help you compare, decide, and successfully plan your next interventional suite.

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

Air-Cooled CT Scanners vs. Water-Cooled CT Scanners

Posted by Jeremy Block

Oct 27, 2016 1:40:00 PM

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Inside every CT scanner gantry are dozens of specialized electronic components working very hard to emit and detect x-rays. All that hard work builds up an immense amount of heat; enough heat to be hazardous to the functions of the CT if it is not somehow dissipated. To keep CT scanners cool, there are two heat dissipation methods currently available on the market: systems cooled by air and systems cooled by water. The following comparison addresses the advantages of using each cooling type in your CT scan room.  

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner, Video

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