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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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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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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C-Arm Sizes

C-Arm Sizes

C-Arm 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. Differences Between C-Arm…

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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

pacific healthcare imaging

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 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. C-Arm Rentals Value: C-arm rentals are a low risk for your facility. Brings the equipment you need into your facility quickly. Costs you…

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Site Planning For C-Arm

Site Planning For C-Arm

Site planning for your new c-arm is as crucial to selecting the size and type of C-arm for want for your facility. The c-arm needs to be housed in a room that provides enough clearance  to allow you to manipulate the C-arm to get a better view without having to move the patient. The room…

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Considering a C-Arm Purchase?

Considering a C-Arm Purchase

Considering a c-arm  purchase?  Perhaps you you might be gearing up to open up a pain management center, looking to expand your services, or to add surgical procedures. Deciding to acquire a C-arm is simple enough, but choosing which one is right for your practice can get a little overwhelming. Without having adequate knowledge, the…

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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

major c-arm manufacturers

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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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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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 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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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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