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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Mobile C-Arm Systems

mobile c-arm systems

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. Mobile C-Arm systems are mobile imaging devices based on X-ray technology and since the introduction of the first C-arm in 1955,…

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GE 9900 Elite C-Arm

ge 9900 elite c-arm

GE 9900 Elite c-arm offers superb image quality and an easy-to-use interface, which is ideal for all imaging facilities.  The OEC 9900 C-Arm Elite image processing power is 100 times greater than older OEC C-Arm models, and use Dynamic Range Management. GE Healthcare has set the standard for c-arms and the GE 9900 Elite c-arm…

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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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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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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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Refurbished Medical Equipment

Sell your imaging 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 C-Arm9900

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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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

buying a c-arm

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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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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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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Ultrasound Versus Radiology

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Medical professionals use sonography to diagnose conditions and internal injuries. Ultrasound techniques are also used to monitor pregnancies and help doctors develop treatment plans.  The importance of accurate imaging in modern medicine makes skilled sonographers a critical part of any healthcare team. Emerging technology is increasing the usefulness of medical imagining. The ability to view different body…

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X-Ray Equipment

X-Ray machines 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…

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Consider Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment

Buying Refurbished - Used C-Arm

MRI systems, portable x-rays, c-arms, and other medical equipment is vital for things to run smoothly in your hospital or doctor office, however it also comes at a price. When a machine starts to malfunction or it’s time for an additional piece of equipment, it’s time to start thinking about budgets and how much you can pay…

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Manufacturers and Models for Fluoroscopy and C-Arms

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Major manufacturers in the fluoroscopy and mobile C-Arm market are GE Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Siemens Healthineers (Siemens AG), Hologic, Inc., and Ziehm Imaging. They are constantly researching and developing their technology to be more effective and cost-effective to strengthen their hold on the market. At Pacific Healthcare Imaging we sell and support new, pre-owned,…

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Site Considerations for C-Arms And Portable X-Ray Machines

Think about space and other requirements for your device’s location. Consider existing floor plans, equipment placement, plumbing, power requirements, shielding, and other safety measures. Pre-Planning will reduce delays and allow for correction of possible problems. At Pacific Healthcare Imaging, we can provide you all the information and help you need for your machine purchase. Power…

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