Siemens Mobile MRI Comparison Guide

Refurbished Imaging Equipment

In today’s fast moving medical landscape, imaging facilities often consider renting a mobile MRI system. A mobile imaging system is most likely the largest equipment your imaging practice will ever have delivered. Siemens is a very popular imaging brand when it comes to which MRI machines mobile providers are installing in their mobile clinic. As…

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Radiology Careers in High Demand Again

Here at Pacific Healthcare Imaging, we work closely with radiologists and provide them with the equipment they need to do their jobs. Fifteen years ago, in 2003, demand for radiologists peaked, according to Merritt Hawkins, one of the nation’s largest physician recruiting and placement firm. That year, it was requested more than any other specialty. With…

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Pica – A Horrifying and Fascinating Condition

Pica

More than 30 years ago, a woman by the name of Margaret Daalman came into a Rotterdam hospital complaining of a stomach ache. With a single x-ray, the answer to her problem was obvious: an enormous collection of 78 different pieces of silverware (forks and spoons) were sitting in her stomach. Surgeons quickly operated on her and…

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Risk and Reward: Balancing Radiation and Patient Health

In all medical practices and especially in radiology, patient health should be at the forefront of every procedure and act. As imaging technology continues to develop, an important question arises: is enough being done to safeguard the patient during treatment? Specifically, are the doses of radiation given through imaging minimized so that the patient is…

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The Future of Radiology

Technology in the medical sector is moving at an amazing pace, giving radiologists, doctors, and surgeons astounding accuracy when it comes to diagnosing and treating disease. Something radiologists should never fear, however, is the advancement of machine learning and automation. The human element will always be present in medicine, perhaps not in reading the images…

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The “Impact” of Sports Concussions

In recent years, the condition of concussions has fallen into center stage because of the ongoing research and lawsuits surrounding the effects concussions have had on professional NFL players. According to the National Institutes of Health, sports are the second leading cause of brain injury to people between the ages of 15 and 24 of…

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Avoiding Radiation as a Radiology Technician

Radiation has undoubtedly changed the way the medical world operates for the better. Being able to gather accurate and timely information about injuries, fractures, and much more in a non-invasive way has improved medicine a thousand-fold. For the most part, the radiation emitted by x-ray and C-arm machines is harmless to the patient. But how does a radiation technician…

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4 Signs That Your C-Arm Might Need Maintenance

Healthcare industries have some of the greatest need for fully functioning, accurate equipment. But no machine lasts forever, and they all need occasional maintenance. Often, the more complex or powerful the machine, the more costly and problematic malfunctions can be. C-Arms are one such piece of equipment; large and high-powered, they need careful maintenance to…

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3 Best Practices for Maintaining Your Portable X-Ray Machine

The accuracy and speed of many forms of medical care depend greatly on how reliable your imaging equipment is, and mobile X-Ray machines are no exception. With mobility comes additional wear and tear that has to be accounted for to maximize the uptime of the equipment and in turn their utility to doctors and patients…

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3 Things to Expect From A Career In Radiology

The role of a radiologist is to use the latest in advanced imaging equipment to gather information about the human body to help identify anomalies and make diagnoses and evaluate an individual’s medical condition. It’s a somewhat unique role in the healthcare world and a career that can be highly rewarding. It’s our job at Pacific…

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History of the X-Ray

The x-ray machine has revolutionized the medical industry by allowing doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers clearly peer into the inner workings of the human body without intrusion. Early in its history, however, x-rays were an unknown phenomenon, as were all forms of potentially harmful radiation. Did the benefits outweigh the risks? To the first…

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Is It Better to Buy Refurbished Medical Equipment?

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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4 Amazing Advancements in Radiology

The medical field benefits immensely with the advancement and discovery of new technologies. Radiology, an industry that relies heavily on technology, is an especially exciting field for new tech and discoveries, which happen almost every year! We watch these advancements closely at Pacific Healthcare Imaging and today we’d like to share some of the most…

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How to Reduce X-ray Exposure During a Used C-arm Procedure

Where should I stand in relation to the X-ray tube during a used C-arm procedure? The scattered radiation from the patient comprises the main source of radiation dose to staff. Measurements have shown that scattered radiation from a patient’s body is more intense at the entrance side of the X-ray beam (i.e. on the side…

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How to Use a MediCap USB200 to Share C-Arm Images

Some of our customers who are just starting out have a very limited budget. Their only option is to purchase a used C-arm that does not have DICOM send. However, they still can send their images into PACS or network using a Medicap Digital Device (like the MediCap USB200), which is connected to your used C-arm. This product…

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Used C-arms: OEC 9800 Upgraded Flat Panel Monitors

The only way to make an OEC 9800 used C-arm better is to upgrade those old CRT monitors with new LED/LCD flat panel monitors. This new design will give you the flexibility to perform a procedure much more quickly. Plus your used C-arm will look much more current and modern. Refurbished Flat Panel Medical Imaging   The maneuverable arm…

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Your Guide to the Variety of Used C-arms Available

C-Arm

Refurbished or Used C-arms: Your Guide to the Various Types of C-arms Refurbished or used 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. Here are the types of used C-arms, Mini C-arms, Compact C-arms, Full-Size C-arms, and Super C Used C-arms.…

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Advice When Purchasing a Refurbished or Used C-arm

Before purchasing a used C-arm, 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. Here are some questions to ask before purchasing a used C-arm: What are the specifics in the warranty and application packages? Do you offer a service contact for…

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Fluoroscopic C-arm Safety Guidelines

Fluoroscopic C-arm Safety

Fluoroscopic C-arm Safety: 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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Things to Consider Before Buying a C-arm System

C-Arm

If you recently considered purchasing a C-arm system, you might be gearing up to open up a pain management center, or you might just be looking to expand your services to add surgical procedures. So, we decided to compile a quick knowledge base to help you choose the right type of C-arm and also the…

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How Much Do C-arm Tables Cost?

New C-arm tables range in price from $6,000 – $65,000. The price can vary based on which types of movements your table comes with. C-arm Tables: Price Range If affordability is of concern, you may want to opt for a fixed-height c-arm table. This is a stripped-down, no frills, radio translucent table. True to its name, this table doesn’t…

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Differences Between the OEC 6800 Mini C-arm HP and CP?

The OEC 6800 Mini C-arm is a perfect fit if you are performing on extremities. You can even use it for shoulder injections. This C-arm is an absolute workhorse! There is a question a lot of folks ask us about the packages, though, which is: What is the difference between the HP and CP? First of all, CP…

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Best OEC C-arm for Pain Management: OEC 9600 vs OEC 9800

You can be sure that both the OEC 9600 and OEC 9800 are excellent choices for a pain management facility. Although either one would suffice, there are some differences that should be noted. The OEC 9600 is almost half the cost of the OEC 9800 and, in most pain management situations, will be sufficient. There…

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