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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

Choosing the Best X-Ray Equipment

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 10, 2020 2:00:00 PM

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

GE Optima XR220 vs. Carestream DRX Revolution

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Dec 18, 2019 11:45:00 AM

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For those considering the next tier of digital X-ray solutions, a portable can be a great place to look for space and cost savings. Finding the right unit that can provide high quality images, survive the bumps and bruises of a fast pace clinical environment, and give doctors and techs the confidence needed to serve patients is essential.

Today we're going to review two popular models on the secondary market that just might fit the bill: the GE Optima 220 and the Carestream DRX Revolution, both native digital systems. Keep reading to see where each of these models shines.

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Topics: X-Ray

3 Flexible Medical Equipment Service Plans for MRI, CT, X-Ray, and More

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Oct 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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From where to have lunch to when to retire, life is filled with decisions that require careful consideration. Not the least of these is how to protect your CT, MRI, X-ray, or other medical imaging equipment with service and maintenance coverage.

No two imaging facilities are exactly alike, and that's why there is some flexibility among the plans you'll find on the service market. To help reduce your legwork as you enter the service market, we'll cover here three common imaging equipment service plans offered by service providers.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, C-Arm, X-Ray, DEXA, Mammography

GE Precision 500D Aurora vs. 500D Odetta

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Aug 23, 2019 11:48:00 AM

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If you're considering a GE Precision 500D R/F room, you're looking at one of the most reliable workhorse systems in the entire imaging field. It's worth noting, however, that not all Precision 500D units are the same. In 2006, several years into the P500D production run, GE updated the system and their value increased significantly.

We'll share with you here how earlier P500D systems, known as "Odetta 500D" differ from later systems, known as "Aurora 500D", and what the difference means for R/F users.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-Ray

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