Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Agreements

Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service

Diagnostic imaging equipment service agreements are essential for your facility.  There are countless factors to consider – budget, service provider preferences, availability of in-house repair technicians.  The level of service needed will depend on factors that are most important to your practice. Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Agreements: Full-Service: Service can be requested 24/7 usually via a…

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Refurbished Medical Equipment

Refurbished medical equipment is a viable route to consider when new equipment comes at a cost that is sometimes too high to pay. Used equipment is certainly much more affordable, but you may have concerns about buying “used” equipment. Luckily there are a lot of options out there, even when it comes to medical equipment.…

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OEC 9900 C-Arm

OEC 9900 C-Arm

OEC 9900 C-Arm Elite image processing power is 100 times greater than older OEC C-Arm models.  It uses Dynamic Range Management and is capable of producing 1k x 1k high-resolution images. GE Healthcare has set the standard for c-arms and the OEC 9900 c-arm is no different, incorporating leading edge performance and enriched technology. The…

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C-Arm Machines

C Arm Machines

C-Arm machines are named for the C-shaped arm present in the device that is used to connect the x-ray source and the detector. These C-Arm machines are widely used during orthopedic, complicated surgical, pain management, and emergency procedures, and provide high-resolution X-ray images in real time.  Healthcare professionals monitor progress and make decisions accordingly. It’s…

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OEC Monitor Upgrades

OEC Monitor Upgrades

OEC monitor upgrades have several options: a single, large split screen, two individual screens, fixed screens, rotating screens, screens on an articulating arm. There are also 1k, 2k, and now, 4k resolution. OEC Monitor Upgrade There is a board range of prices, depending on options.  At the high end is including an articulating arm, while…

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X-Rays

X-rays

X-Rays have revolutionized the medical industry.  Healthcare providers can now clearly peer into the human body without intrusion. X-Ray – Discovery and First Use: Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, a professor at Wuerzburg University in Germany discovered the x-ray 1895.   When the  cathode ray was active in his laboratory with high voltage, fluorescent minerals nearby began to…

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Fluoroscopic Imaging

Fluoroscopic Imaging

Fluoroscopic imaging is used at least 50% of  the time on an estimated 4-10 million patients in the U.S., using equipment such as a Fluoroscopic C-Arm. Most clinicians favor fluoroscopy because it allows for a more exact needle placement, which ensures the accurate delivery of the injected drug. However, fluoroscopic guidance as an interventional technique…

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Mobile Imaging Systems

Mobile Imaging

Mobile Imaging Systems are an essential part of everyday hospital life, due to their ability to move around the patient.  The optimum angle for a high-quality image is achieved, while keeping the patient comfortable. Specialists in fields such as surgery, orthopedics, traumatology, vascular surgery and cardiology use C-arms for intraoperative imaging. The devices provide high-resolution…

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Digital Images For C-Arms

digital images

Digital images are the  way to go in today’s medical imaging field if hospitals, outpatient facilities, and private practices are to stay competitive. Digital images are easily transferred throughout the hospital and other health care facilities. They can be stored in patients’ electronic health care records to be reviewed later without the need for patients…

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Upgrading C-Arms

Upgrading C-Arms

Upgrading C-Arms will help hospital CEO’s and radiologists under pressure to reduce funds without reducing the quality of imaging systems.  Radiologists are predicting a spike in fluoroscopic cases in 2022 -2024, and c-arms will need to be in good working order to meet demands.  The predicted increase in fluoroscopic procedures could overtax an older c-arm,…

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C-Arm Rentals

C-Arm Rentals

C-Arm rentals can be an attainable operating expense that fits into even modest budgets.  For many hospitals, clinics, or private imaging centers, buying a new or used C-Arm requires large capital expenditures. The greatest value of renting is the low risk it carries. It brings the equipment you need into your facility, and costs you…

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Cardiac Procedures – Outpatient

Cardiac Procedure

Cardiac procedures, as well as many other surgeries deemed elective during the pandemic, were postponed.  This was a problem for many healthcare professionals. Many outpatient facilities began performing cardiac procedures such as stent placements, catheterizations, and pacemaker implants.  Now, almost 70% of cardiac procedures are taking place in hospital outpatient settings.  Insurers are reimbursing outpatient…

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C-Arm Technology

new c-arm technology

C-Arm technology has dramatically improved in the past few years.  Mobile C-Arms are delivering the same high quality images that costly fixed-arm platforms are delivering.  They are also getting easier and easier to use. Imaging: Flat panel CMOS image detectors are allowing surgeons to magnify images without increasing radiation dose or losing clarity. By using…

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OEC C-Arm Electrical Specifications

OEC 9800 C Arm

OEC C-Arm electrical specifications are one of the first concerns facilities have when purchasing their first OEC c-arm system.  As well as deciding where the system will be located, they are wondering if they will have to have special electrical work done before installing the OEC system. The short answer – NO.   The OEC c-arm…

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Elite CFD – Alpha C-Arm Comparison

Elite CFD - Alpha C-Arm

Elite CFD – Cios Alpha C-Arm are high-quality, fully digital systems that have current, flat-panel detector models.  OEC and Siemens are two of the biggest names among C-arm manufacturers, and have a reputation for quality. Following  is a comparison of hardware and technology elements of the Elite CFD – Cios Alpha C-Arm systems. Generator Power:…

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Differences Between C-Arm Sizes

Differences Between C-Arm Sizes

Differences Between C-Arm sizes is more than the actual size of Mini C-arm, Compact C-Arm, and Full size C-arm systems.  There is a C-arm to meet your needs and budgets.  Here are some of the most popular C-arm machine options from top manufacturers for each category. Mini C-Arm: A mini C-arm is designed to scan patient…

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Renting C-Arm

Renting a C-Arm

Renting C-Arm can be an attainable operating expense that fits into even modest budgets.  For many hospitals, clinics, or private imaging centers, buying a new or used C-Arm requires large capital expenditures. The greatest value of renting c-arm is the low risk it carries. It brings the equipment you need into your facility, and costs…

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Medical Imaging Service Contracts

dialogistic imaging equipment service

Medical imaging service contracts for your imaging equipment are essential.  It is important to remember that not all service contracts are created equally, and there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to provide your C-Arm services because of downtime. Make sure that the place you’re opting for has a reputation for providing efficient…

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C-Arm Machine Sizes

C-Arm Machine Types

C-Arm machine sizes include Mini C-Arms, Compact C-Arms, and  Full-Size C-Arms.  Keep in mind there are also modifications for C-arms such as digital retrofit devices for analog C-arms.  C-arms are used for a range of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical procedures.  They are flexible, and can be used in a variety of situations. Mini C-Arms:…

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Perform Basic C-Arm Testing

Medical Imaging Equipment Inventory

The Simplest Form of C-Arm Testing: Test for C-Arm problems using an x-ray phantom (If you don’t have a phantom, use radiopaque objects on the procedure table such as keys, coins, sheets, towels etc.). Position the C-Arm over the procedure table. Are the images dark, grainy or light? Are the edges sharp or blurry? Does…

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Purchasing Used C-Arm?

Before purchasing used C-Arm’s, you want to do the necessary research. Make sure you let the seller know that you would like to know all about their refurbishing process.  (See Reasons to Buy Refurbished) Here are some questions to ask before purchasing a used C-arm: What are the specifics in the warranty and application packages?…

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Fluoroscopy C-Arm Safety Guidelines

Fluoroscopy C-Arm Safety Guidelines

Fluoroscopic C-Arms require knowledge and education to properly monitor and reduce exposure levels to your patients and staff. You should receive training from a qualified expert (radiologist or radiological health physicist) on safety procedures and proper imaging techniques to minimize risk and future liability. Good safety practices, below, can also keep radiation amounts As Low…

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Fluoroscopic C-Arm

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Fluoroscopic C-Arm: At least 50% of an estimated 4-10 million interventional pain procedures are performed yearly in the U.S. under fluoroscopy using fluoroscopic imaging equipment, such as a Fluoroscopic C-Arm. Most clinicians favor fluoroscopy because it allows for a more exact needle placement, which ensures the accurate delivery of the injected drug. However, fluoroscopic guidance…

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OEC 9900 Elite C-Arm

OEC 9900 C-Arm

State-of-the-Art Image Quality and User-Friendly Interface: The OEC 9900 Elite C-Arm is designed to deliver superb clinical images during both simple and challenging imaging cases, with fast and easy positioning.  See which configuration – based on II size, type of C and optional features – will best meet your clinical needs. Imaging profiles optimize your image…

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C-Arm Purchase

c-arm purchase

C-Arm Purchase Considerations: C-Arm Purchase decision is simple but choosing the right for your practice can be overwhelming.  Without having adequate knowledge, the search process can become information overload with the wide variety of brands, sizes, and costs involved. In the end, the deciding factor in your C-Arm purchase comes down to what type of imaging…

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