Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

CR to DR: Digital Radiographic Upgrades And Options

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

Well, the computed radiology legislation took effect last year, forcing most diagnostic clinics, facilities and department to phase out old CR equipment and replace them with digital solutions. There’s nothing quite like a reduction in Medicare reimbursement to get things moving, right? 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Comparisons, X-Ray, Medical Imaging Equipment

Open MRI: GE Ovation Compared to Hitachi Airis Elite MRI

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 @ 15:11 PM

The widespread popularity of Open MRIs is based on patient comfort.  Patients generally prefer comfort and given a choice would choose an Open MRI.  However, just because of basic physics, a closed bore MRI will always generate higher quality images.  Based on client population and the procedures performed, many clients still purchase Open MRIs in order to attract patients that might be claustrophobic.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI

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

9" or 12": What C-Arm Image Intensifier Size is Right for Me?

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, May 2, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

There are many different C-Arm packages out there but when it comes to image intensifiers, you generally need to pick between the 9" or a 12” size. So, if you are in the market for a C-Arm, how do you know which is the right one for you? It is simple, and I promise you will know exactly which one works best by the time you finish reading this article. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, C-Arm

MRI Prices & Models Compared: Siemens MRI vs GE MRI

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

Wide Bore MRI

The major difference between a conventional closed bore system and a wide bore system is the size of the patient opening—60cm versus 70cm. This 10cm difference (approx. 4“) is the newest offering from the OEM’s to help differentiate themselves from older and less expensive systems. The wider bore can help ease the claustrophobic aspect of the patient’s MRI experience,

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment Costs, Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI

MRI Infographic: Closed Bore, Open MRI & Wide Bore

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

Quick.  What’s the difference between a Wide Bore MRI and an Open MRI?  Or a Closed Bore MRI?  Which is the best for patients who get claustrophobic?  Which is best in a clinical setting?  At Atlantis Worldwide, we created a simple Infographic that explains the differences and benefits of a variety of MRI equipment.  As medical imaging specialists, we also understand that different practices, clinics, hospitals and facilities have different needs and different budgets.  Sometimes only a brand new MRI will do.  Other times, you can actually get more performance for the money by using a used or refurbished MRI. A pre-owned MRI might even fit the specs of your current facility better than a new one. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI


Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 @ 15:01 PM

Since PET/MRIs have hit the scene, there’s been a lot of talk about how they will affect the use of PET/CTs, and whether or not the use of PET/MRIs will take off or not.  Let’s start with the basics about the newer PET/MRI. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI, PET/CT

12 Favorite Medical Imaging Articles from this Year!

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:12 AM

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the new technology, issues and changes in medical imaging. At Atlantis Worldwide, we thought we’d make it a little easier for you. We gathered up our most interesting articles about medical imaging during the past year. They were shared on news and medical sites, on LinkedIn and even Facebook. We got lots of positive and interesting feedback and comments from trusted friends and professionals.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

Philips C-Arm Manufacturer Spotlight

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 @ 12:12 PM

The second part of our C-Arm spotlight series focuses on Philips. Philips has always played the role of little brother to GE OEC C-Arms. Philips C-Arms are great but generally not regarded as highly as the OECs. Philips missed an opportunity to take control of the C-Arm market when OEC was shut down by the FDA. OEC was able to stay the market leader of C-Arms even after having the work stoppage. Philips does very well specifically with Hospitals that buy only Philips equipment across all modalities. Philips is also ahead of OEC when it comes to flat panel detector C-Arms, but Philips does have stiff competition from the Siemens and Ziehm FD C-Arms.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, C-Arm

Top 7 C-Arms for Your Orthopedic Practice

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

A teenager zigs when he should have zagged while skiing.  A grandmother misses a last step on the stairwell at her vacation rental.  A golf swing ended up going awry.  These are the folks that end up at your orthopedic surgical center, healthcare clinic or hospital.  And you’ll need the right C-Arm to help them get back in the swing of things. (Ok, we couldn’t resist that one.)

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, C-Arm