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How to Import Images from Your Vieworks DR Panel

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Feb 14, 2018 10:40:11 AM

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Vieworks DR panels have internal memory that can store up to 100 images before you need to free up space for new images. If you use a Vieworks DR detector panel in your X-ray imaging suite and are not sure how to import images stored on your DR panel to your workstation computer, don't worry; the step-by-step, pictorial instructions in this blog post will guide you through the process.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

Floor-Mounted Cath Labs vs Ceiling-Mounted Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Feb 9, 2018 3:49:10 PM

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When people begin searching for a cath lab system, one of the first things they tend to notice is that there are TONS of options! Single plane or bi-plane? Which detector size? Want to add a hemodynamic monitoring system to that? How about an injector? The list of possible configurations goes on and on.

Most folks are able to arrive at relatively quick decisions on many cath lab options, but we often see some confusion when it comes to choosing floor mounting or ceiling mounting. Both types require a facility to install a ceiling structure, so does it really matter how the lab is mounted? Absolutely! And in more ways than one. To show you what we mean, we'll break down the differences that might inform your choice of either a floor-mounted or ceiling-mounted cath lab system. For comparison's sake, we'll use the GE Innova 3100 IQ (floor-mounted) and Philips Allura XPER FD20 (ceiling-mounted) as examples.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, X-ray

Vieworks Vivix-S 1417W vs. Iray Mars 1417V: DR Panels Compared

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 10, 2018 4:43:14 PM

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Given the proliferation of digital X-ray detector use over the last seveal years, it's not surprising to see a corresponding proliferation in DR panel makes and models. With all these options comes the question: "Which one is better for me?"

To help you learn more about answering this question, we've compared two models side-by-side to highlight their technical differences and what each panel has to offer X-ray users. Keep reading for more details on the Vieworks Vivix-S 1417W and the Iray Mars 1417V.

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Topics: X-ray

X-Ray Machine Installation Prep: Getting Started

Posted by Danny Fisher

Jan 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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Any time your facility purchases X-ray equipment, there are some big, important steps that need to be taken before it gets installed. Some of these are necessary to get you compliant with regulations in your area, some are needed to insure patient and tech safety, and others simply save you time, hassle, and money by making sure your X-ray room is ready to receive your new equipment as soon as it arrives.

Below, we'll help you learn what to expect from the X-ray compliance process, as well as from the room preparation process, namely which responsibilities are commonly held by an X-ray provider and which are likely to fall to you and your team.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Imaging Equipment Project Management

DR Panel Subscription Program vs. DR Panel Purchase

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Dec 29, 2017 9:03:00 AM

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Subscription services are nothing new. In fact, pretty much everyone in any developed country has at least one or two. From Netflix to municipal services like trash collection, people all over the world sign up for services that provide them with the use of something they don't necessarily intend to own- like a server filled with thousands of movies or a garbage truck. Now, DR panel providers are applying that same model to digitizing your analog X-ray equipment. Imagine: your facility can make use of a fully-covered DR panel without making a lump sum capital expenditure. Intriguing? We think so.

While outright purchase of a DR panel may still be the best choice for some, we’re going to share with you the top three reasons we recommend anyone shopping the DR panel market to consider a panel subscription program. We can't speak for every subscription provider out there, so we'll use our program terms as examples along the way.

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Topics: X-ray

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