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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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GE XR/d and Senographe 2000D Workstations: Cost, Signs of Failure, and Replacement Info

Posted by Samantha Binder

May 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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When GE developed their Senographe 2000D mammography system and their XR/d X-ray room, they partnered with Silicon Valley's Sun Microsystems (acquired in 2010 by Oracle) to provide workstations for both machines. The particular workstation in both of these cases was the Sun Ultra 10.

The Ultra 10 is a reliable platform but, just like any computer slogging through the day-in/day-out of a crowded patient schedule, there comes a point where a replacement will be necessary. 

Below, we'll break down the different types of Ultra 10 workstations, what causes them to fail, and the solution when you experience workstation failure on your 2000D or XR/d.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray, Mammography

X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 14, 2019 12:10:00 PM

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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 current average costs for several options that have proven to be popular among the thousands of imaging centers and hospitals we work with each year. From stationary and portable 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

DR Flat Panel Detector Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 10, 2019 2:45:00 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 now 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

How to Delete Studies in Vieworks VXvue Software

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

May 3, 2019 10:39:57 AM

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If you use a Vieworks DR panel with VXvue software, you know how easy it is to capture and store images. But what do you do when you hit your workstation's maximum image capacity? Fortunately, VXvue offers options to delete studies automatically and manually. We'll show you how to do both in the pictorial guide below.

And if you're wondering what to do when you hit the 100-image capacity on your Vieworks panel, we have a guide for that too.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

R/F Room Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 27, 2019 12:30:00 PM

R-F-Room-Service-Pricing

A reliable R/F room is a fluoroscopy mainstay in many hospitals. Whether the system is catching overflow for the rad room or recording swallow studies for the resident speech pathologist, an R/F room that's well-maintained and performing its best is a valuable asset; but, of course, maintenance and performance aren't free. 

To help you know what you can expect to pay each year for service coverage through an independent service organization (ISO), we've compiled 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

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