Diagnostic Radiologists

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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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GE 9900 Elite C-Arm

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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?

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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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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

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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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Major C-Arm Manufacturers

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Major C-Arm Manufacturers: GE-OEC The GE-OEC 9900 is by far the most popular C-arm in the United States. Most surveys show that 7 out of 10 mobile C-arms in use in the US are GE-OEC C-arms. GE-OEC has an overall 71% market share. In the general surgery and orthopedic  segments, GE OEC c-arms market share…

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Medical Imaging Equipment Safety Considerations

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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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Refurbished Medical Equipment

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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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Fluoroscopy C-Arm Safety Guidelines

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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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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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