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Everything You Need To Know About C-Arm Rentals

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jun 5, 2024 @ 13:06 PM

So, you’ve decided that renting a C-Arm is the best option for your Urgent Care facility, hospital, practice or healthcare operation. Good for you! Renting a C-armBut before you sign on the dotted line, there are some do’s and don’ts that you need to consider. The experts at Atlantis Worldwide have put together this list to help you avoid any pitfalls and make the right decisions.

Don’t rush in

It’s tempting to jump at the opportunity to rent a C-arm, especially since rental situations seem to present themselves on short notice. But don’t! Give yourself time to talk to a C-Arm provider as soon as you decide renting is the best solution for your facility. The more lead time you have before you commit, the fewer disruptions you’ll experience and you won’t be facing rush fees for expedited shipping. The sooner you start a conversation with your C-Arm provider, the better your options will be for shipping within your budget.

What type of image intensifier will you need?

Which size you’ll need is dependent upon which type of studies you’ll be performing. The most common sizes are 9” and 12”. If you have experience with C-Arms, you’ll probably know which size you’ll need, but if you’re new to C-Arms, your provider should be able to help you determine the right size for you.

Ask about accessories

When working with C-Arms, you’ll need accessories like lead aprons, sterile drapes, printers and DICOM storage devices. It’s important to ask if these are included with your C-Arm rental or if you need to rent or purchase these.

Ask about warranties and service coverage

Don’t assume that your C-Arm comes with a warranty or service coverage. Some providers do provide field service with their C-Arm rentals and others do not. You’ll want to make sure you understand what the service terms are with the C-Arm you’re thinking about renting.

Ask about shipping

If you’re going to ship a C-Arm the best and safest method is having it packed by professionals. Costs are determined by the size and weight of your C-Arm, but as a rule of thumb, it will and take 1-2 weeks. If you need it in 3-5 days, expect to pay more. Be sure to ask your vendor about shipping costs and if they are included in the cost of your C-Arm.

Talk to an expert

If you have questions about the ins and outs of renting (or purchasing!) a C-Arm, talk to the experts at Atlantis Worldwide. Medical imaging systems are expensive to buy and keep in perfect working order, and you want to be sure you’re getting the performance and pricing to fit your needs.

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