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Updated Medical Imaging Room Designs Spurred by New Technology

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Medical technology is changing by the minute. And that means a lot of other things have to change, as well.  Take medical imaging equipment. Now a CT scanner can provide cranial imagery in less than 10 minutes instead of 30.

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Topics: Imaging Industry Meetings, Medical Imaging News, Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Service

GE Reshapes Company, Spin Off Healthcare Business

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Mon, Jul 2, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

It’s news that rocked the health care industry. Last week GE’s new CEO John L. Flattery announced that the company would spin off its health care business and sell its interests in Baker Hughes, a major oil producer.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

Diagnosing Osteoporosis with DXA & Quantitative CT

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

With an average life expectancy of 84 years, American women spend roughly 50% of their adult life as a post menopausal female.  And because estrogen decreases sharply when women reach menopause. it can cause bone loss, increasing the chance of developing osteoporosis dramatically.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, CT Scanner, Bone Densitometer

Two CT Scanner Comparisons: Siemens Sensation 64 & Philips Brilliance 64

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Everyone knows that Seimens is a trusted name in medical imaging technology. And so is Philips, for that matter. And if you’re looking for a 64-slice CT Scanner, each company offers two great choices: The Seimens Sensation 64 and Philips Brilliance 64.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, CT Scanner

Protecting the Cables on Your C-Arm

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 13:06 PM

When you own a C-Arm, you can expect that there will be a certain level of service and maintenance that is needed over time. It just comes with the territory of owning any piece of machinery, but especially equipment whose intended purpose is for use on humans (and animals) for medical procedures.

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Topics: C-Arm, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

Which Philips MRI is Right For You? Achieva vs. Intera Achieva

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

So you’re in the market for a new MRI, but you don’t really want to buy new. Smart move. Because you can usually get the high quality imaging you need for your clinic, practice or hospital without having to buy something brand new at the factory.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI

New FDA Report Brings Good News for Medical Device Service

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

It’s no surprise when a business or industry wants to protect its piece of the proverbial pie.  Case in point, recently medical equipment manufacturers made a case before Congress for legislation to control Independent Service Organizations (ISO) to supposedly ensure safety and quality.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

What Does McDonald’s Have to Do With MRI History?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

What on earth does a world famous hamburger franchise have to do with the history of medical imaging equipment? Quite a bit, actually. Let’s step back in time to 1983, when 36-year-old pathologist Bob Kagan fell in love with MRI at a medical conference in Colorado Springs.  Presented as an imaging technique by physicists Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield, with grainy indistinct images. But Kagan could see potential.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, MRI

The #1 Workplace Concern For Cath Lab Staff

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

Should interventional cardiologists and Cath Lab staff be concerned about ionizing radiation from the angiographic X-ray systems that are essential to their procedures?

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Solutions

Mobile C-Arm Technology Continues To Evolve

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, May 8, 2018 @ 15:05 PM

Not too long ago, if a patient needed to undergo a lower extremity angiography, a patient would have been sent to the hospital for an overnight stay. 

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Topics: C-Arm