Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

Can Your MRI Be Hacked?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 @ 12:12 PM

It seems like every time we turn on the news, we hear about another company that’s had its information hacked. So just how secure is the information about your patients? And how easy is it to hack into a medical system like an MRI?

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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment

Medical Imaging: Fueling the Future of Health Care

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

Over the last 50 years medical imaging has repeatedly transformed medicine. X-Ray, MRI, DXA and CT Scans have changed how physicians measure, manage, diagnose, treat, and even think about medical illnesses and conditions. Technological innovations have also made imaging faster, more precise and less invasive to use. In fact, medical imaging is such an essential part of health care practice today that it often becomes the standard preliminary step for diagnosing virtually all major medical conditions and diseases. In some cases medical imaging itself is even being used to treat, manage and predict disease.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment

7 Benefits of Medical Imaging File Sharing

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 @ 13:10 PM

It’s never been easier to share information, thanks to tweets, text messages, blogs, social media and email, to name a few. Thankfully, that ease of connectivity is finally available in the healthcare community, between physicians, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare systems. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment

Your Body Image: New Uses for DXA

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 13:10 PM

For many people who are concerned with developing a better physique, recognizing the difference between weight loss and muscle loss, or weight gain and muscle gain can be a complete guessing game. Even when you start seeing the results in the mirror, watching the numbers on the scale fluctuate from day-to-day or week-to-week can be maddening. Even calculating Body-mass index (BMI) doesn’t seem to give most people any real insight into the true composition of their body. Sometimes it feels like discovering what’s actually going on is near impossible.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Medical Imaging is Helping Redefine the Future of Surgery

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

For as long as human’s have practiced medicine, surgical procedures have almost always required the cutting, moving or removing of a patient’s tissue. At it’s core surgery will always be an invasive procedure, but as technology and surgical techniques improve, invasiveness has been minimalized and healing times have decreased. The problem is that the need to physically open the human body in some way has mostly remained.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment

The Facts About Nuclear Medicine

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 16:09 PM

When most people hear the word “nuclear,” the first thing that comes to mind is not so positive. Think Chernobyl. Think Fukushima Daiichi. But in the medical world, “nuclear” is a great thing. Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and determine the severity a variety of diseases, including many cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. These procedures provide a wealth of valuable information that is not available through x-rays.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment, PET/CT

Confused About MRI Coils?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Yup.  It’s easy to get confused about the coils used in MRI Scanners.   After all, there are so many of them—and each is used for different purposes, or multiple ones! So let’s try to simplify things a bit.

An MRI consists of multiple coils of conductive wire. They are stacked or nested, and loop around the core of the coil.  Each wire serves a different purpose, but are usually a physically small antennae of sorts. They produce a uniform magnetic field without producing significant amounts of radiation.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment

13 Ways to Decontaminate Medical Imaging Equipment & Protect Staff

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

Radiology equipment is some of the most expensive investments a practice, clinic, hospital or healthcare facility can make. It’s expensive to purchase and install—and then there’s the required preventative maintenance, on top of that. Of course, preventative maintenance is designed to prevent the need of costly breakdowns that can affect your revenue flow.  Now, there’s also a call by the World Health Organization for additional policies and approaches for decontamination of radiology equipment, and the protection of radiology personnel.

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Topics: More Than Just Imaging Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment

Diagnostic Imaging in the Veterinary World

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

In significant parts of the world, and America in particular, people’s pets are often considered part of the family. It’s common for pet owners to spend thousands of dollars on healthcare for their animals, including fees for CT Scans, MRIs, C-Arms, Ultrasounds and general X-Rays… money that they don’t spend on dream vacations, better vehicles, and other creature (no pun intended) comforts. It’s also common for wealthier individuals to spend exorbitant amounts on their pets’ care, just because they can.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment

Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology: The Best of 2014

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

The best articles of 2014 - Atlantis has compiled the most popular blogs of 2014. In case you missed them here they are!

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment