Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

CR to DR: Digital Radiographic Upgrades And Options

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

Well, the computed radiology legislation took effect last year, forcing most diagnostic clinics, facilities and department to phase out old CR equipment and replace them with digital solutions. There’s nothing quite like a reduction in Medicare reimbursement to get things moving, right? 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Comparisons, X-Ray, Medical Imaging Equipment

The 101 On Veterinary X-Ray Equipment

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 16:07 PM

Whether you treat humans or animal patients, your medical practice needs imaging equipment.  However, the kind of medical imaging equipment you need for a veterinary practice can be quite different from a medical practice. Understanding these differences is very important when making a purchasing decision regarding C-Arm and X-Ray equipment.  Let’s take a close look at what you need to consider when choosing medical imaging equipment for your practice.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, X-Ray

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

From this day on…I take you Digital X-Ray

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 12:09 PM

Its a digital (detector) world! In a few years the word analog will be ancient history. We are beginning to see digital detectors on just about every imaging system from Mammography to C-Arms to X-Ray. But it is with X-Ray where the Federal Government is starting to make the strongest push for change. With the passing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016  the reimbursement rates for Analog X-Ray systems will start to decline starting in 2017. Which begs the question, what are YOU going to do? 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

Ultrasound Making a Comeback in Aftermarket Purchases

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 11:08 AM

As healthcare facilities continue to try to find ways to cut costs and maintain high quality service, more and more are purchasing used and refurbished medical imaging devices.  And more and more of them are looking at used and refurbished ultrasound equipment, versus MRI and nuclear imaging devices. That’s no surprise, since ultrasound is used in more than 900 million exams each year, including uses in obstetrics, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, gynecology and more. Ultrasound technology is also less expensive, as a rule, and doesn’t require ionizing radiation.  It’s also not invasive, which makes it more popular.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, X-Ray

Ins and Outs of Buying a Digital Rad Room

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

So it’s time to purchase a Digital Rad Room for your practice, hospital or clinic.  And you’re looking at a used or refurbished solution.  Good for you!  But before you whip out that checkbook, there are a few important considerations and questions to ask.  After all, you want to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want and need.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

Do you use Radiopaque Anatomical Markers for X-Ray?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

We’ve all heard the nightmare stories on the news.  A patient goes into surgery to have his or her left knee replacement surgery and instead, the right knee gets replaced.  Or a patient has a punctured left lung, but the surgeon mistakenly inserted a chest tube on the right side instead.  So how does this happen?

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

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

X-Rays At Home? It’s all About Portable X-Rays

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

It’s no secret that healthcare in America is changing rapidly. And one of the innovations in medical imaging today is portable X-ray services.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

Your Image: The Importance of Upgrading Your Diagnostic Monitors

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 @ 13:03 PM

In the constantly evolving world of healthcare and medical imaging, what’s new today could be in need of an upgrade tomorrow. It’s a challenge many hospitals and radiology offices face as they attempt to keep up with advancing technology. It’s also a primary consideration when hospitals and clinics decide to replace or update their existing equipment. When budgets are tight, many administrators must carefully decide whether the current equipment is negatively affecting patient outcomes or preventing the staff from making accurate diagnoses. It is a far too common assessment that can lead to older pieces of equipment remaining in use because they meet the minimum requirements.

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Topics: MRI, X-Ray, More Than Just Imaging Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment