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

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: CT Scanner, Medical Imaging Comparisons

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: CT Scanner, Buying Imaging Equipment

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

Your Guide for Assistance with XR-29 Regulations

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 @ 09:04 AM

The Beginning of XR-29

In April of 2014 the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) was formally signed into law. The legislation had many implications for imaging providers. One of the most noteworthy additions – requirements that focused on a health care providers ability to comply with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) XR-29 Standard Attributes on CT Equipment Related to Dose Optimization and Management, also known as MITA Smart Dose.

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Topics: CT Scanner, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

What Toshiba’s Scandal Means To Medical Imaging Community

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 13:01 PM

It’s been all over the news: Toshiba has admitted it overstated profit by more than ¥150 billion in the past seven years and is now looking for buyers in order to stem its downward spiral. While wanting to keep its mainstay memory-chip and nuclear power businesses, Toshiba plans to dump its medical imaging division and lay off nearly 7,000 workers.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, CT Scanner, MRI, X-Ray