Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

MRI Coil Failures & How To Avoid Them

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 13:01 PM

If you’ve ever had an MRI Coil failure, you know it’s your basic nightmare. After all, unless you’ve got a spare around, it usually results in canceled procedures, patient rescheduling, potentially delayed diagnosis, increased work for your staff and a lot of grumbling! And the revenues lost? When you factor in lost revenues and the cost of replacing and repairing a failed MRI coil, it can add up to $3,200+ every day it’s out of commission!

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

The Difference Between Refurbished & Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

We’ve become a craigslist and eBay society, with more and more people choosing to buy something slightly used, instead of new. 

And it makes sense.  You get something of value that someone else doesn’t want while also saving money. Read More

Topics: Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Refurbished medical imaging equipment

Don’t Assume When You Buy A C-Arm Online

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

If you’ve visited the Atlantis Worldwide website before you may remember a blog we posted a little over 2 years ago. It focused on the risks and dangers of buying C-Arms on eBay. No, we’re not kidding some doctor’s offices have actually considered this.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

C-Arms: The Importance of A Turnkey Solution

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

Let me set the table. You’re improving your radiology capabilities and one thing has become abundantly clear; you need a C-Arm. Whether you’re building a new facility, buying a C-Arm for the first time, or you’re ready to upgrade to a newer/better model – it’s going to take a lot of work and research to make this purchase happen.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

MRI: Preventative Maintenance Made Easy

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jun 9, 2015 @ 16:06 PM

If you already have an MRI in your facility and you were there when it was installed, you know how much work went into building that MRI suite. Now that’s it’s up and working, you want to make sure it stays that way, right? The good news is, there are ways to avoid or prevent the unexpected from happening, thanks to MRI preventative maintenance.

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Topics: Used Medical Imaging Equipment, MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Service

Going Green with Refurbished & Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Apr 7, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

MRI systems, CT scanners, C-Arms, and all other radiology systems are essential for diagnosing the full gambit of medical conditions. These systems are both large and expensive, and obtaining them issometimes cost-prohibitive, especially for smaller hospitals and medical clinics. Buying used and refurbished medical imaging equipment doesn't only save money, but it also saves the environment by keeping these devices from going into landfills.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Refurbished medical imaging equipment

GE MRI’s recalled by FDA, WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Mon, Mar 2, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

On February 18th, 2015 General Electric announced a recall that may include your GE MRI system.  This “field corrective action” covers it total install base of 12,968 MRI systems installed worldwide. 

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Topics: Used Medical Imaging Equipment, MRI

Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment Industry in Latin America

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

When it comes to sales of refurbished medical equipment, Latin America is getting on the bandwagon.  Rising employment levels and economic growth, greater access to healthcare insurance, chronic disease incidence and heath care reforms are just a few of the factors behind this.  Let’s take a quick look at the factors in specific Latin American countries.

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Topics: Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Refurbished medical imaging equipment

2015: The Year of the Functional C-Arm

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

It’s a new year and 2014, for better or for worse, is in the past. In the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2015 is the year of the Sheep. But in the radiology world, I like to view 2015 as the year of the Functional C-Arm. You can sit back, knock on wood and cross your fingers, but if you really want to make sure your C-Arm continues working all year long there is one simple thing you can do. Preventative Maintenance

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Topics: C-Arm, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions

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