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10 Favorite Medical Imaging Articles 2017

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 @ 11:12 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: Imaging Equipment Solutions, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

End-of-Year TAX ALERT for Your Medical Imaging Equipment Purchases

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

Time is flying by, before we know it 2018 will be rolling in.  Take advantage of Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code for your used or refurbished capital equipment.  This fabulous financial incentive allows you to purchase medical imaging equipment and deduct the full purchase price totaling up to $500,000.  But, the equipment must be financed or purchased during the 2017 tax year.  See the example below:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions

Your Medical Imaging Equipment Gets Impacted By A Natural Disaster -Now What?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

Earthquakes.  Hurricanes.  More Hurricanes.  Lately we’ve witnessed an enormous amount of natural disasters, which have affected the wellbeing of hundreds of thousands.  Homes, businesses and medical facilities have lost and been without power.  They’ve flooded, been damaged by extreme winds and in some cases destroyed.  So how do medical facilities recover and continue to provide lifesaving services for their communities?

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Refurbished medical imaging equipment

Problems with your OEC C-Arm? Don't Jump to Conclusions

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 16:09 PM

Here at Atlantis Worldwide, we wish that we can tell you that your OEC 9600 or OEC 9800 C-Arm will never have problems. Well, we could say that but we don't want to lie to you. Fact of the matter is that no matter how delicately you handle your C-Arm, no matter how much preventative maintenance you perform on your C-Arm, problems might arise at some point.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Solutions

5 Considerations When Relocating Medical Imaging Equipment

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 @ 10:08 AM

There are many reason you might be considering relocating medical imaging equipment.  Maybe you bought a new piece of equipment, and it’s now earmarked for one of your other healthcare facilities.  Maybe you’re finally moving to that new facility and you have to move current equipment to your new digs.  Or maybe you just purchased a preowned system from a vendor or healthcare facility.  No matter one the reason, there are lots of things to consider before you make the move.  Way before you make the move.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment

Will 3D Color X-Ray Revolutionize Cancer Treatment?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 @ 16:07 PM

The Brits made a splash in Boston again, this time with “tool x-CSI,” which has been described as low-dose, high-resolution, non-invasive and specific.  And the Americans are paying attention.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions

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: CT Scanner, Imaging Equipment Solutions

A Portable PET Scan?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 16:03 PM

It looks like it’s only a few years away—a portable, wearable PET scan that could be used on the football sidelines (or battlefield or anywhere else) to instantly diagnose whether an injured person has sustained brain damage.  It would be much
easier to use onsite and much less expensive than current technology, which requires a patient to be rushed to the hospital and lie still under a large and heavy PET Scanner.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, More Than Just Imaging Solutions, PET/CT

Cyber Criminals Hacking Medical Imaging Equipment: Concerned Yet?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

There are all kinds of cyber crimes, including stock manipulation schemes, intellectual property theft, telecommunications
scam, financial fraud scheme and pharmaceutical fraud.  But there are a growing number of cyber attacks on the healthcare industry. Case in point, last August Banner Health reported a data breach affecting 3.7 million patients and staff at 23 hospitals and specialized facilities. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

Top 10 Tips for the Operating Theater Radiographer

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 15:02 PM

Mobile C-arms are used in operating theaters (OT) across the world. Regardless of brand or model, effectiveness is often dependent on the radiographer controlling the machine. That’s why we’ve assembled these tips that focus on both using your C-Arm as well as best practices in the operating theater.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Solutions