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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

X-Ray Reimbursement to Decrease in 2017: Times Are Changing

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

Any clinic, hospital or practice providing imaging studies knows that times are changing, when it comes to reimbursement. It all started when The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, was voted into law in 2015 and affect payments for imaging studies in 2018.

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Topics: X-Ray

What Toshiba’s Scandal Means To Medical Imaging Community

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 13:01 PM

It’s been all over the news: Toshiba has admitted it overstated profit by more than ¥150 billion in the past seven years and is now looking for buyers in order to stem its downward spiral. While wanting to keep its mainstay memory-chip and nuclear power businesses, Toshiba plans to dump its medical imaging division and lay off nearly 7,000 workers.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, CT Scanner, MRI, X-Ray

Choosing The Right X-Ray Isn’t Always Easy

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

Since 1993, Atlantis Worldwide has been selling the full gambit of used medical imaging equipment and during that time, we’ve heard and seen it all. Of course, we love it when a potential buyer calls us and knows exactly what they are looking for.  Or at least they think they do. But oftentimes we have to burst their bubble and let them know the downside (or pitfalls) to their choice. For example, many times clients think they want to buy a portable X-ray system when actually a stationery system will fit their needs better.  Sure, a portable system is more affordable.  It’s also a great solution for facilities without much space. But portable systems were designed specifically for bedside procedures and for use during surgery. They were not designed for every day use.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-Ray

What is an R/F Room?

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 @ 16:09 PM

A R/F Room stands for radiography/fluoroscopy. It is the grandfather of human imaging studies. The changes to this modality over time have been minimal and brings value to imaging departments and centers.

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

Twitter is Alive with Tweets about Urgent Care Centers

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 @ 15:02 PM

The number of Urgent Care Centers in America is on the rise! According to the Urgent Care Association of America, an estimated three million patients visit one each week. Urgent Care Centers fulfill needs of patients who need treatment in a hurry, without an appointment and usually after hours.  Unlike doctor’s offices, most are open on weekends and nights -some 24 hours. Some even on holidays!  As a result of this trend, we’re seeing more and more activity on Twitter and in the news about urgent care centers.  Here are just a few tweets:

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Topics: More Than Just Imaging Solutions, X-Ray

CT, MRI & X-Ray: Emerging Market BIGGEST Concerns

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

When trying to set up a new Diagnostic Imaging enterprise in a developing nation, there are several items that need to be addressed to give the venture a solid chance for success.  The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money and not have functioning equipment, or the solutions in place to ensure its long-term usage.  Here are some basic areas of concern for your attention:

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Topics: CT Scanner, MRI, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Buying Imaging Equipment, X-Ray

Where to Mount the X-ray Tube?

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 @ 14:11 PM

The Basics For Your RAD and R&F Rooms

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