Do you have a medical imaging facility? If so, at some point you’ll probably experience an equipment breakdown and you’ll need to source an interim solution quickly. The same holds true if you are going to upgrade a system in order to accommodate the increase in demand at your facility. If you’re faced with the need for an interim imaging solution, here are important things to consider.
Whether you need an interim CT, MRI or PET/CT system, you’ll want to make sure the interim equipment is both reliable and high quality. You need to deliver high-quality images in order to deliver correct diagnoses for your patients. You’ll want to work with a reputable, experienced vendor who can deliver both quality and reliability.
Your interim equipment should also be compatible with your existing hardware. This includes both PAC and DICOM systems. Issues with incompatibility can result in unexpected downtime and expensive mistakes. You’ll want to choose equipment that integrates perfectly with your existing systems.
Of course, all imaging equipment is expensive, so an interim solution can look very attractive from a cost standpoint. However, you should definitely examine a breakdown of all costs for an interim solution. Look at the fees for shipping, installation and removal as these can impact the actual cost.
You also need to consider the lead time needed for your interim solution. Some interim equipment can take several weeks to arrive, while others could be at your facility in as little as 72 hours. Make sure you have enough time to make a detailed step-by-step plan so it has minimal effect on your workflow.
Interim imaging solutions can be a lifesaver if your imaging equipment goes down or you need to address additional demand for imaging. Make sure you examine all details regarding any scenario that may arise, including downtime, seasonal fluctuation, upgrades and repairs. By doing your homework and working with a reliable vendor like Atlantis Worldwide, you can find an interim imaging solution that can handle all of your needs.
For more information, contact Atlantis Worldwide today!
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About the author: Vikki Harmonay