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Why A UPS Is Essential For Your Medical Imaging Equipment

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Sep 6, 2023 @ 12:09 PM

When you’re providing medical imaging for patients, your equipment’s reliability and stability is crucial to your success. The last thing you want isUPS for Medical Equipment to lose image information in the midst of a power outage, which inconveniences your patient, the prescribing physician, your team and the radiologist. The best way to reduce the risk of major damage during a storm is by having an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for your medical imaging equipment.

How To Deal With Power Loss and Power Surges

When you have a UPS connected to your medical imaging equipment, you don’t have to worry if a power loss occurs. The UPS will quickly kick in and keep your equipment from shutting down. You’ll have enough time to save the image and information you were working on and then shut the system down safely. That’s so important, because if your system is not shut down properly, you can lose patient data. This can be a huge inconvenience for all involved, as mentioned above.

If you are unable to shut your system down properly during a power outage, your electrical components can also be damaged. By using a UPS you’ll avoid costly and inconvenient damage.

You Need A Reliable Source of Clean Power

Clean power is power that’s free of sudden dips or spikes in the overall sine wave. If your facility is distant from the power plant you use, it can also be a big concern. The same holds true if you are located in a densely populated area where the electrical current has “noise” from the amount of electrical equipment being used in the area. If your system was to receive “dirty power” you can experience component degradation at a faster rate, a reduction in image quality or total component burnout. You’ll want to choose an online UPS instead of a standby UPS. It costs more but the protection will be worth the investment.

What Are The Drawbacks Of Using A UPS?

There aren’t many drawbacks to having a UPS. You’ll need to provide routine maintenance twice a year. You’ll also need to replace the batteries according to the expiration date you’ll find on the current set. The only other downside is the cost of a UPS, but in the long run, you’ll be glad you made the investment and protected your equipment.

To find out more about an Uninterruptible Power Supply, talk to the experts at Atlantis Worldwide. We’ve been a resource for medical imaging equipment for more than 30 years and are happy to help answer your questions and find solutions to fit your needs and your budget.

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