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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

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

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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

Z-Motion U-Arm vs. Pausch Paxis 200 U-Arm

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 8, 2019 2:43:55 PM

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U-arm X-ray systems have increased in popularity over the last few years. This makes sense, as the U-arm configuration offers a high degree of scanning flexibility with a smaller footprint than more traditional rad room configurations, but with all the popularity comes a wider field of options, and with options comes more research to find the best fit. To help make that research easier, we've compared two common U-arm options on the market: the Z-Motion and the Pausch Paxis 200. Keep reading to see how they stack up.

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Topics: X-ray

DR Panels: A Clear Choice for X-Ray Upgrades

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 9, 2019 11:37:00 AM

DR Panel Upgrade Value

If your facility hasn't upgraded its X-ray capabilities in the last five years or more, we can't overstate our recommendation to upgrade to a DR panel ASAP. Many people we talk to have been scanning with burdensome reimbursement cuts for two years (at 20% for film processor users) or one year (at 7% for CR reader users) but are still concerned that upgrading to a flat DR panel detector is cost-prohibitive for their budget and patient volume level. These concerns loom large when you compare the up-front price of a CR reader to the price of a DR panel, but begin to fade if you consider the cost of ownership over a few short years from the point of purchase. To help clarify, we'll share the numbers and tech factors that show why we think any digital X-ray upgrade should be an upgrade to a DR panel.

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Topics: X-ray

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