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Is Renting Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Really More Expensive?

Is Renting Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Really More Expensive?

When you need to acquire diagnostic imaging equipment such as a c-arm for your healthcare facility, there are three possible options available to you. You can purchase the equipment, acquire it via a long- or short-term lease, or rent. It’s not unusual to hear people dismiss the rental option out of hand, saying it’s too… Continue Reading »

Setting Up or Growing a Health Care Practice? Here’s why renting diagnostic imaging equipment makes sense.

Setting Up or Growing a Health Care Practice? Here’s why renting diagnostic imaging equipment makes sense.

There’s no doubt that establishing a health care practice can be very expensive. Launching a small ambulatory surgery center, for example – one that has just 2 surgical suites – averages $2 to $3 million. One of the major contributing factors to the costs of establishing any new health care facility is the need for… Continue Reading »

How To Save Money While Becoming a Center of Excellence

: Is Your Facility a Center of Excellence?

Within the imaging field, there’s been a lot of pressure on facilities to achieve Center of Excellence designation. Major insurance and large employers are actively steering patients toward Centers of Excellence in an effort to eliminate unnecessary procedures, reduce the number of medical mistakes, and control costs. And obviously, every health care facility wants to… Continue Reading »

More Paracentesis & Thoracentesis Procedures Being Performed by Radiologists

more paracentesis & thoracentesis procedures being performed by radiologists

Radiology Business recently reported that more and more paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures are being performed by radiologists, rather than by non-radiologist physicians. Patients requiring paracentesis – the draining of fluid from a cavity, generally in the abdomen area – or thoracentesis, which involves draining fluid or air from between the lung and chest wall –… Continue Reading »

Image Wisely: An Important Resource from RSNA

ImageWisely: An Important Resource from RSNA

Chances are you’re aware of Image Wisely, the Task Force formed by the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures. Here at… Continue Reading »

Create Cash Flow Happiness by Renting Refurbished Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

create cash flow happiness by renting refurbished diagnostic imaging equipment

Cash flow is always important, but it’s during times of uncertainty that the prudent organization makes liquidity a top priority. With an election year on the horizon and complex events unfolding daily, it’s a good time to review how renting refurbished diagnostic imaging equipment can help you maximize your budget and enjoy the highest degree… Continue Reading »

Recession Proof Your Supply Chain: Why Refurbished Diagnostic Imaging Makes Lots of Sense When Cash is Tight

why refurbished daignostic imaging equipment makes sense when cash is tight

Managing the budget for any health care organization is a complex, difficult job. Whether you’re in charge of the finances for a small surgery center or you’re part of the purchasing department in a large hospital system, you’ve got one top concern: getting the maximum value for your purchasing dollars. Currently, there are widespread concerns… Continue Reading »

Why is the OEC 9800 the Most Popular Mobile C-Arm in the World?

why is the OEC 9800 the most popular mobile c-arm in the world?

Why is the OEC 9800 the Most Popular Mobile C-Arm in the World? You can’t go wrong with classic style! In the diagnostic imaging world, that means choosing the OEC 9800 C-Arm. Introduced in 1999, the OEC 9800 C-Arm quickly gained a reputation for its superior image quality, which gives techs the ability to focus… Continue Reading »

Trade Wars, Tariffs & Medical Imaging Equipment: What You Need To Know

trade wars, tariffs & medical imaging equipment: what you need to know

Health care purchasing decisions can be impacted dramatically by world events. As we’re currently in an environment of high uncertainty, it’s prudent to consider how an escalating trade war with China and high tariffs will factor into your diagnostic imaging equipment sourcing decisions. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Medical Device Network reports that as… Continue Reading »

As Patients Become More Aware of Cardiac Health Concerns, Demand for Vascular Imaging Increases

As Patients Become More Aware of Cardiac Health Concerns, Demand for Vascular Imaging Increases

Today’s smart speakers – devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Nest – can do more than check the weather or play music for you. University of Washington researchers have trained smart devices to detect the sounds of agonal breathing – the gasping sounds that follow cardiac arrest. Once agonal breathing has been detected, these devices… Continue Reading »