Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

3T MRI vs 1.5T MRI - Do You Know the Difference? 

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

Even when you work in the world of radiology it can be difficult at times to understand the differences between various models of imaging equipment. And when your job is buying, selling or requesting service or maintenance for an MRI, CT, Digital X-ray, C-Arm or PET/CT – those small differences become very important.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI

Three GE Digital Senographe Mammography Systems Compared

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

It’s October, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month—and there’s no better time for a discussion about how to choose your next digital mammography system.  The good news is, you don’t have to buy a new one—there is a wide range of pre-owned and refurbished digital mammography equipment on the market that can serve your clinic, hospital or practice.

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Topics: Mammography, Medical Imaging Comparisons

C-Arms - The Perfect Tool for Veterinarians

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Oct 4, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

As healthcare and diagnostics improve for human patients, so it does for members of the animal kingdom.  And perhaps one of the most important tools to improve treatment for dogs, cats, horses and other mammals are C-Arms. Before you think your practice can’t afford one, think again.  There are plenty of used and refurbished C-Arms on the market that can make a Mobile C-Arm a reality for your practice. Even if you have limited space, in all likelihood there’s a C-Arm that will work for you.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Comparisons, C-Arm

The Future of Radiology and 3D Printing

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 10:09 AM

Once a niche hobby for tech savvy makers, 3D printing has become big business. Today, additive manufacturing, the technical term for 3D printing, is being used around the world in almost every sector of business. While its uses vary in size and scope, it seems as if almost anything can be created. Enterprising professionals from different fields are using 3D printers to create everything from one-of-a-kind prototypes to hard to find parts, food, and even living tissue.

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Topics: CT Scanner, MRI, X-Ray, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

From this day on…I take you Digital X-Ray

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 12:09 PM

Its a digital (detector) world! In a few years the word analog will be ancient history. We are beginning to see digital detectors on just about every imaging system from Mammography to C-Arms to X-Ray. But it is with X-Ray where the Federal Government is starting to make the strongest push for change. With the passing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016  the reimbursement rates for Analog X-Ray systems will start to decline starting in 2017. Which begs the question, what are YOU going to do? 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

Siemens’ New SOMATOM Drive Dual Source CT Scanner is Approved

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 11:09 AM

Finally, there’s a CT Scanner that performs scans on pediatric patients without the need for sedation!  What a relief for parents, children, physicians and technicians, alike.  Siemens has launched the new SOMATOM Dual Source CT Scanner and it’s been approved by the FDA. 

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Topics: CT Scanner, Medical Imaging Equipment

FDA to Focus on Medical Equipment Service & Refurbishment

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Sep 6, 2016 @ 15:09 PM

Are changes coming that will affect the sale and service of medical equipment and medical imaging equipment like MRI and CT scanners? Unfortunately there is no clear answer right now. What is known is that this October the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public workshop focused on the ““Refurbishing, Reconditioning, Rebuilding, Remarketing, Remanufacturing, and Servicing of Medical Devices Performed by Third-Party Entities and Original Equipment Manufacturers.”

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, Medical Imaging Equipment

Will This C-Arm Fit Into This Room?

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

Do you want to hear a sad story we have heard way too many times?

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Solutions

Ultrasound Making a Comeback in Aftermarket Purchases

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 11:08 AM

As healthcare facilities continue to try to find ways to cut costs and maintain high quality service, more and more are purchasing used and refurbished medical imaging devices.  And more and more of them are looking at used and refurbished ultrasound equipment, versus MRI and nuclear imaging devices. That’s no surprise, since ultrasound is used in more than 900 million exams each year, including uses in obstetrics, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, gynecology and more. Ultrasound technology is also less expensive, as a rule, and doesn’t require ionizing radiation.  It’s also not invasive, which makes it more popular.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, X-Ray

Two CT Scanners Compared: Siemens Emotion vs. Siemens Sensation

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

So you’re in the market for a refurbished or used CT Scanner, and you’re partial to Siemens. But you don’t know which one is exactly right for your practice, clinic or healthcare facility. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, CT Scanner