Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

What Is the Difference Between a CT Scanner & a Cone Beam CT Scanner?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 10:08 AM

The Traditional CT scanner and the Cone Beam CT scanner are two ways of doing the same thing-scanning-with each method claiming its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. When people think of a CT scan, they generally envision a huge machine that takes up a whole room scanning their entire body. Thanks to ever dynamic technology, there is much more than ordinary in the field of CT scans. While both scanners undertake the same basic function, there are technical differences that can influence your preference as well as practitioners’. Let us look at the Traditional vs. the Cone Beam CT scanner.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, CT Scanner

Is Mobile CT a Good Solution for Smaller Hospitals Or Clinics?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

It’s no secret that PET and CT imaging systems can take up a lot of real estate.  And that’s usually not a problem for large, high volume medical practices or hospitals.  But what if you have a smaller practice or lower-volume rural hospital?  Square footage can be limited, but the need will still exist for medical imaging.  That’s where a mobile imaging service could be an option.  Here are the three areas to consider when deciding between in-house equipment and the use of a mobile service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, CT Scanner

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

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

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

Why the Spike in CT Scanner Expenditures?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 @ 12:07 PM

Here’s a shocker.  The average price that healthcare providers paid for CT scanners in a three-month period in 2016 compared to the same time period in 2015 went up 34%. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

6 Tips to Sell Your CT Scanner

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

So you’ve decided to sell your CT Scanner, probably to offset the cost of new equipment.  Smart move!  But before you start counting your chickens, you’ll want to take the time to be prepared for that sale, BEFORE the sale.

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Topics: Selling Image Equipment, CT Scanner

How Long Should My CT X-Ray Tube Last?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 09:05 AM

Inside every CT system is an X-ray tube. How long that tube will last depends on many factors. With careful, calculated use from an x-ray technologist or radiologic technologist, the average X-ray tube should provide many years of service. There are however many factors that can shorten the life of an X-ray tube substantially and those factors can typically be controlled by the X-ray tech. So, what can you do to extend and maximize the life of your X-ray tube?

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, CT Scanner

Turn your Medical Imaging Into Hard Data: Quantitative Imaging Analytics

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, May 3, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

Delivering Better Outcomes By Using Quantitative Imaging Analytics

We are now living in a digital age. It’s an era of decisions and outcomes driven by data and analytics. This insight into the numbers and trends that influence everything we do has become a critical success factor in every industry around the world. For professionals working in the world of healthcare, it has become an invaluable tool for helping not just individual patients but entire populations live healthier lives and reach positive outcomes. Big data has also become a catalyst for improving workflow and the very procedures that are essential to the entire healthcare industry.

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

MRI + CT + 3D Software May Predict Osteoarthritis

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 10:04 AM

It’s an exciting time in healthcare, as it seems like every day there’s new technology that improves diagnosis, treatment or recovery. We’re especially excited to read about a new 3D imaging technique developed by researchers from Cambridge University in the UK. It’s destined to provide enormous improvements for evaluating changes in joint disease. And it couldn’t come at a better time, as Baby Boomers face the ultimate badge of aging—sore and creaky joints.

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Topics: CT Scanner, MRI, More Than Just Imaging Solutions