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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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Reloaded X-ray Tubes vs. Reprocessed X-ray Tubes

Posted by Chad Seelye

Aug 29, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Reloaded vs reprocessed X-Ray Tubes

Have you ever had someone try selling you refurbished X-Ray or CT tubes? Do you know what the phrase “refurbished tube” means? Your guess is as good as mine, because the idea of “refurbishing” a tube doesn't make a whole lot of sense. A CT tube (or X-ray tube) that is not brand new can only fall into one of three categories: used, reprocessed, or reloaded. Depending on the work done (if any), each category has its own trade-off of cost for projected lifespan.

In the video below, we'll break down those three categories to help you understand the processes that are really applied to used X-ray and CT tubes and what they mean for tube longevity. A text version is included as well for your convenience.


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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray, Parts & Service

Portable X-Ray Rental: 3 Reasons Why

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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Portable X-ray systems are mainstays at hospitals, urgent care centers, and clinics alike. Many portable models are highly durable, reliable, and long-lasting, making them an asset that retains value for quite some time. Sometimes though, it might not make good economic sense to purchase one outright.

We'll discuss some of the scenarios where purchase might not be a good fit below, and share with you why considering a portable X-ray rental might be better.

Need a rental now? Click here to request a portable X-ray system.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental, X-ray

Urgent Care X-Ray Package Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jun 14, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Urgent Care X-Ray Packages

When it comes to diagnostic imaging, an X-ray machine is the bread and butter of any urgent care facility. This makes reliability and smooth workflow crucial characteristics of a potential equipment purchase. On the other hand, the functional needs and patient volumes of urgent care don't often justify the cost of "latest and greatest", hospital-grade systems. Fortunately, there is a middle ground.

In the short clip below, you'll see spec and pricing for two X-ray equipment packages, hand-picked to offer the best overall value for doctors and patients in an urgent care setting.



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Topics: X-ray

X-Ray Equipment Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jun 11, 2018 2:44:00 PM

In a lot of ways, the X-ray machine is the cornerstone of the medical imaging field. From hospitals, to clinics, to in-home care, X-ray systems are the most widely used modality of them all. This is precisely why it's so important to have a plan in place to keep your X-ray system up and running.

To help you know what you can expect to pay annually for an X-ray service agreement through an independent service organization (ISO), we've updated this post (first published in 2016) with current average rates for a year of our most inclusive Full Service Coverage plan as well as a short list of factors that will play into determining your individual price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

Do I Need Lead Lining for My R/F Room, Rad Room, X-ray or C-Arm?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

May 25, 2018 10:24:00 AM

Lead Lining 2018

Almost daily, someone asks us: "Do I need to put lead-lined walls around my imaging system?"

We're asked about rad rooms, R/F rooms, C-arms- any modality that produces X-rays. The answer isn't as clear as most of us would prefer and depends heavily on three main factors. We'll share those factors below as well as a helpful tool to help you learn more.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, X-ray

    
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