Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

Why Rent A Portable X-Ray System?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 @ 13:09 PM

Portable X-ray systems are incredible valuable to hospitals, urgent care centers, clinics and medical practices for many reasons.  They’re reliable, durable , long lasting and retain their value. So why would a medical facility consider renting one instead of owning one? Actually, there are several reasons why renting might make more sense. Let’s take a closer look.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

Tips to Prepare For X-Ray Machine Installation

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

So, you’ve selected your new (or refurbished) x-ray equipment. Good for you! Now it’s time to prepare for installation. There are so many things to consider, and the better prepared you are, the smoother it will go. We’ve prepared this checklist to help you get the job done right the first time, with as few headaches and hassles as possible.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

8 Terms Used in Chest X-Rays

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

When a patient complains of chest pain, shortness of breath and deep coughs, orders for chest x-rays are soon to follow.  In fact, chest X-rays are among the most commonly performed medical imaging studies.  After the chest x-ray comes the radiology reports, which use description terms or specific disease conditions. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-Ray

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