OEC 9800 Monitor Upgrade

OEC 9800 Monitor

OEC 9800 monitor is old technology, but the OEC 9800 c-arm is popular with a majority of medical facilities.  They like it’s reliability and performance.  Therefore, it is probably time to upgrade. CHOOSING YOUR UPGRADE: There are currently several aftermarket OEC screen upgrades: Single screen. Large split screen. Two individual screens. Fixed screens. Rotating screens,…

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Diagnostic Radiologists

diagnostic radiologists
Diagnostic Radiologists are medical doctors that specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging (radiology) procedures (exams/tests) such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound.

Radiologists complete at least 13 years of training, including medical school, a four-year residency, and most often, an additional one- or two-year fellowship of very specialized training, such as radiation oncology, pediatric radiology, or interventional radiology. They are certified by the American Board of Radiology, and they have exacting requirements for continuing medical education throughout their practicing years.

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KMC-950 C-Arm

KMC-950 C-Arm

KMC-950 C-Arm allows the user to perform most c-arm procedures.  With the ease of movement and positioning, the KMC-950 c-arm machine allows for fast alignment when used with an imaging table. X-ray image intensifier on the Comed KMC-9 50 comes standard with 1Kx 1K digital flat-screen monitors. This C-Arm doesn’t require batteries, unlike similar systems…

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Sell Your Imaging Equipment

sell your imaging equipment

Looking to sell your imaging equipment?  Pacific Healthcare Imaging has been in the business of buying, selling and servicing medical equipment for many years. We are actively looking to buy used imaging equipment,  including: MRI machines. Both single-slice and multi CT scanners. Digital Printer and Scanners. C-Arms and Accessories, X-Rays. MRI’s. Refurbishment of Imaging Equipment:…

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Rent a C-Arm or Buy?

rent a c-arm

Rent a C-arm or buy?   For many hospitals, clinics, or private imaging centers, buying a new or used C-Arm requires large capital expenditures.  C-Arm rentals are low risk; lets you acquire equipment quickly, and is easily returned. Benefits: If you rent a C-Arm instead of purchasing or leasing, you can take advantage of certain benefits,…

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Facility Responsibilities For C-Arm Installation

facility responsibilities

Facility responsibilities for c-arm installation that falls to your facility and staff to implement directly.  However, all of  us at Pacific Healthcare Imaging are here to help you every step of the way! Facility Responsibilities: State Regulation and Registration Regulatory compliance for state registration is the responsibility of the facility receiving the new equipment and…

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Refurbished C-Arms Guide

Refurbished c-arms are used for a range of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Used C-arms, like people, come in different shapes and sizes. Below are the types of refurbished c-arms : Mini C-Arms: Mini C-arms, your more “petite” machines, are typically used in smaller facilities for sports medicine, orthopedic and podiatric imaging. They…

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Patient Health Using Radiology

patient health using radiology

Patient Heath using radiology should be at the forefront for all procedures and acts in all medical practices and facilities.   As imaging technology continues to develop, important questions arises: Is enough being done to safeguard the patient during treatment? Are the doses of radiation given through imaging minimized so that the patient is sufficiently cared…

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Pacific Healthcare Imaging Information

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Pacific Healthcare Imaging sells and supports pre-owned, used and refurbished c-arms and other diagnostic imaging systems for medical facilities.  We only sell the highest quality used and refurbished medical imaging equipment, specializing in C-Arms, Mini C-Arms, Portable Ultrasounds and more. Through years of experience, we can accurately access constantly changing customer requirements.  We provide you with the most comprehensive…

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Image Intensifier – Flat Panel Detector

image intensifier

The image intensifier and the flat-panel detector have the same purpose, which is to provide a viewable image, but they work in different ways. Image Intensifier: The image intensifier system was developed using analog technology. The image intensifier works by converting X-rays into photons for viewing. To achieve this, X-rays are first converted into light…

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C-arm Image Intensifier – Which is Best For My Facility

C-arm Image Intensifier

C-arm image intensifier that is the best size is best for your facility is a common concern when purchasing or upgrading your medical imaging equipment. The single most important determining factor is the type of studies your facility conducts.  Below are are the two most common sizes of the c-arm image intensifiers. Studies Performed With a 12”…

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OEC C-Arm – 9800 and 9900

best selling c-arm

OEC C-Arm 9800: The OEC 9800 c-arm has been a mainstay on the C-Arm market for 20 years, but many are concerned that it will become obsolete or declared end of life. While GE no longer sells the OEC 98oo c-arms, it has been the best-selling C-arm ever in America.    The install base of…

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C-Arm Uses and Definition

C-arm uses and definition

C-Arm Uses and Definition: A medical imaging unit used primarily for fluoroscopic imaging during surgical and orthopedic procedures. A c-arm uses a computer workstation to view, manipulate, store and transfer the images. The C-Arm is named for the C-shaped arm used to connect the x-ray source and x-ray detector to one another. The first C-arm…

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Medical Imaging Equipment Safety Considerations

medical imaging equipment safety

Medical imaging equipment safety considerations are a concern to both patients and medical staff.  By observing the following, the risk to both patients and staff can be lowered: Medical Imaging Equipment Safety Rules: General: Understand and follow Federal regulations requiring a C-Arm maximum output to have a limit. Make sure to thoroughly scan and go…

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Selling Your Medical Equipment

Site Planning For C-Arm

Selling your medical equipment, no longer needed at your facility, can be difficult. You have to find the right venue, decide on price, etc and it will take a lot of valuable time away from your regular business. Pacific Healthcare Imaging has been in the business of buying medical equipment for many years.  We take…

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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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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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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

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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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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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Cardiac Procedures – Outpatient

c-arm market growth

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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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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Fluoroscopy C-Arm Safety Guidelines

medical imaging equipment safety

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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