Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

MRI Cold Head Tips

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

As an MRI provider, you have to stay on top of a lot of moving parts—literally and figuratively.  At Atlantis Worldwide, we understand and thought we’d provide a global overview of an MRI cold head.  As you know, a cold head re-condenses the helium gas within the MRI cooling system to liquid, to prevent it from burning off entirely.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, MRI

New AIR Coil Technology Improves Patient MRI Experience

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 @ 12:12 PM

There’s a lot of excitement in the medical imaging world, thanks to new AIR Coil technology. Why?  It radically improves the patient experience, as well as provides better quality images. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, MRI

Siemens New 7T MRI Receives Premarket Clearance

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

Technology is sure moving at the speed of WOW, these days.  Every time you read the news, there’s a new device, technology or OS that will make life easier, better and faster than before.  The medical imaging arena is no different, from 3D modeling and 4D imaging to new non-invasive technology. Science fiction is indeed coming to life right before our eyes!

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, MRI

Open MRI: GE Ovation Compared to Hitachi Airis Elite MRI

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 @ 15:11 PM

The widespread popularity of Open MRIs is based on patient comfort.  Patients generally prefer comfort and given a choice would choose an Open MRI.  However, just because of basic physics, a closed bore MRI will always generate higher quality images.  Based on client population and the procedures performed, many clients still purchase Open MRIs in order to attract patients that might be claustrophobic.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI

Advances in MRI Technology

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 13:06 PM

In recent years, some of the advances in MRI technology have been on the software side.  These advancement enable faster contrast scans, simplified cardiac imaging workflows, and even the ability to perform MR scans of the lungs.

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Topics: MRI, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

Is It Time To Evaluate Your MRI Equipment?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

There’s one thing that never changes about Medical Imaging:  it’s always changing.  If you own a clinic, hospital, health care facility it can be challenging to keep up with all the new technology and advancements, much less what it means to your business.    

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Topics: Used Medical Imaging Equipment, MRI

Improving Radiotherapy with MRI

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 15:05 PM

In the mission to cure and eliminate cancer, all progress is good progress. Currently, one of the most common treatments for cancer is radiotherapy. Radiotherapy uses high-energy radiation in the form of x-rays to destroy cancerous cells. It can be administered both internally and externally and is often combined with other types of treatments including chemotherapy and surgery.

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Topics: MRI, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

Go Worldwide: 5 Reasons to Shop Globally for Your MRI

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 13:04 PM

Regardless of the physical geography of your office or facility, there are important reasons not to limit your MRI shopping to your immediate vicinity or even your country. To find the perfect MRI system you won’t necessarily have to travel to the other side of the world, but doing your due diligence and shopping globally could help you locate the perfect machine for your budget and your situation.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

MRI Prices & Models Compared: Siemens MRI vs GE MRI

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

Wide Bore MRI

The major difference between a conventional closed bore system and a wide bore system is the size of the patient opening—60cm versus 70cm. This 10cm difference (approx. 4“) is the newest offering from the OEM’s to help differentiate themselves from older and less expensive systems. The wider bore can help ease the claustrophobic aspect of the patient’s MRI experience,

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment Costs, Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI

MRI Infographic: Closed Bore, Open MRI & Wide Bore

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

Quick.  What’s the difference between a Wide Bore MRI and an Open MRI?  Or a Closed Bore MRI?  Which is the best for patients who get claustrophobic?  Which is best in a clinical setting?  At Atlantis Worldwide, we created a simple Infographic that explains the differences and benefits of a variety of MRI equipment.  As medical imaging specialists, we also understand that different practices, clinics, hospitals and facilities have different needs and different budgets.  Sometimes only a brand new MRI will do.  Other times, you can actually get more performance for the money by using a used or refurbished MRI. A pre-owned MRI might even fit the specs of your current facility better than a new one. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI