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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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Digital Radiography Plate Drop Coverage: What You Need to Know

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM

:: 2 minute read ::

You’ve bought an expensive, top of the line wireless DR panel (digital radiography). It’s only been out of the box for two days when your lead tech, who is used to working with inexpensive CR plates, drops it. Do you have DR panel drop coverage?

Okay, so the paragraph above is scary, right? Almost scary enough to second-guess an upgrade or certainly purchase insurance coverage. Costly object X is entered into catastrophic situation Y and a hypothetical lack of coverage leads to budget-crushing dollar amount Z in damages. The story may be hackneyed but, at its core, it relays the reason why any of us buy coverage for anything: in case of XYZ.

If you're on the road to DR panel ownership, drop coverage should at least be part of the conversation with your provider. Keep reading and we'll share more details you can use as you approach the subject of DR panel drop coverage.

Want even more protection for your DR panel? Click here to learn about protective DR panel carrying cases.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service, X-Ray

What Is the Best Portable X-Ray for COVID-19 Screening?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM

:: 2 minute read ::

While we hope that the peak of this unprecedented outbreak is behind us, it's clear that the presence of COVID-19 will still be felt in our healthcare systems for the foreseeable future. During that time, imaging needs in some areas will continue to be high as new cases are admitted and recovering patients receive follow-up.

If your facility is in temporary need of additional X-ray capacity, you probably already know that a portable X-ray system is a good choice to fill that need. What you may not know is which of the many models available will be the best clinical fit and best overall value for you. To help in that search, we'd like to share a short break down of where and how these units shine.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

Carestream Portable X-Ray Rentals: When, Why, How Much?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 12, 2020 4:12:19 PM

:: 2 minute read ::

As consumers in the 21st century, we know that the best value doesn't always come from owning something. Sometimes we just need to use it for a little while. Instead of buying DVDs, we subscribe to a service that streams movies. Instead of buying a beach house, we book an Air BnB.

And, when the decision to own really is the best value, we love to "try it before we buy it". Amazon Prime, anyone? How about Carvana, Sephora, or Warby Parker?

The great news for clinics, hospitals, and imaging centers is that you can take advantage of the high quality of Carestream portable X-ray systems without the long-term commitment and cost of purchasing through an equipment rental. Keep reading to see if renting might be a good fit for your needs and budget.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

Siemens Multitom RAX Review

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Feb 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

:: 3 minute read ::

Fully digital, wireless, automated. Do you ever catch yourself asking: "Where does X-ray imaging go from here?" Whether you've thought of a good answer yet or not, pushing the boundaries to develop the next idea, innovation, system, or workflow is essential to providing patient care with excellence.

Siemens offers their vision of the next big idea in digital X-ray with the modality-blending Multitom RAX. Keep reading to learn more about how the RAX works and what it can do for your patients.

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Topics: X-Ray

X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM

:: 1 minute read ::

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In many cases across the medical field, the X-ray machine is the most basic imaging system in a facility. Even so, acquiring the fundamentals constitutes a major capital outlay.This is precisely why it pays to be aware of all the options.

The following video shares average costs for several X-ray options that have proven to be popular among the thousands of imaging centers and hospitals we work with each year. From ceiling-mounted systems that left the factory with digital capabilities to analog machines updated with digital detectors, the market can accommodate a far broader range of budgetary needs than you might think.

Want to keep your X-ray machine but add a digital detector panel? Click here to see DR panel pricing.

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Topics: X-Ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, Video

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