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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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DR Flat Panel Detector Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 17, 2020 1:30:00 PM

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If you're considering digital radiography (DR) for the first time, we'll say this: Between reimbursement cuts, the ongoing cost of CR reader maintenance and cassettes, and declining costs for DR panels, it's just not economical to put off the upgrade to direct digital imaging any longer. You'll have higher image quality, faster scanning, lower costs- and you can keep your analog X-ray system. If you're no stranger to the benefits of DR, welcome back to the market!

In either case, DR panels are more affordable in 2020 than ever. Keep reading to see commonly available DR panel options and the current average price range you can expect to spend on each.

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Topics: X-Ray, Video

FDA 2579 Form: What Is It And Where Do I Get One?

Posted by Danny Fisher

Jul 11, 2019 9:38:00 AM

I get calls every week from people at imaging facilities saying in panicked voices, “My physicist is here and he is looking for some form that I am supposed to have; some kind of FDA Form?” Does this sound familiar to you? 

I 'm sure the mere presence of the initials “FDA” is the main reason there is a trace of panic in the person's voice, but the situation isn't as dire as it may seem. Don’t get me wrong, the FDA 2579 form is a very important form and definitely has to be filled out and kept on record. It is, however, very easy to obtain.

Let me answer the 2579 questions I get most often so that you can have the documentation you need, when you need it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Project Management, Video

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, Video

Does My MRI Service Agreement Include MRI Coil Coverage?

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

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, Video

C-Arm Cost Price Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 11, 2019 12:20:00 PM

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When we talk to people about purchasing their next (or maybe first) C-arm system, the question of cost is generally one of the first to arise.

To help answer that question, see the video below for a simple breakdown of cost and price information for popular C-arm models from leading manufacturers, including:

Already have a system in mind? Click here to tell us about your project and get a custom quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Video

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