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What are The CT Scanner Slices and What are Their Differences?

CT scan machines come in single, dual source and multi-slice technology. CT Scanner slices is determined by how many levels of anatomy are acquired in one rotation. To be clear, 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation of CT scanners are single slice units, the later generations, fourth through seventh, are multi-slice units with slice counts going … Read more

MRI Machines Vs CT Scanners, What Should I Purchase?

MRI or CT scanner machine

What are the advantages and the disadvantages of each modality and how they both can benefit any imaging department? Both modalities have been around since the seventies, and they take axial, coronal, and sagittal planes of the human body. Then, 3D images are formed using computer algorithms to show images of bones, major organs and … Read more

What Are The Benefits Of Mobile CT Units?

Mobile CT scan machine medical trailer

In this article we will cover what are Mobile CT units and how they can be used in any medical setting. First of all, what is a mobile CT unit? To be clear, mobile CT scanners shouldn’t be confused with portable CT units. The portable CT scanners are small, maneuverable, and can fit in patient … Read more

Buying a Bariatric CT Scanner? What to Look For

Bariatric patient talking to doctor

Bariatric CT scanners are gaining popularity because the have larger bore sizes and come equipped with bigger generators with higher output, increased field of view (FOV) and bigger tables which helps reduce anxiety on claustrophobic and obese patients. In addition, excellent post processing software that can perform cardiac, neuro, various GI studies and even can … Read more

What is the CT Scanner Tube’s Lifespan?

CT Scanner machine tube

What is a CT Scanner tube’s life span?  Well It depends on frequency of use, types of exams, and patient population. Studies have shown there is no set limit. There are many factors such as: Mechanical, environmental, and usage, that can affect the life expectancy of the CT tube. Here are some metrics used to … Read more

1.5T vs. 3.0T MRI Machines

1.5T MRI machine

Overview of Differences So many decisions and so many products to choose from.   Remember,  there are more things to consider besides cost when purchasing an MRI machine. Such as location, shielding, and safety. In today’s article we will go over the differences between 1.5T vs. 3.0T. We’ll cover the pros and cons of each … Read more

Flat Panel Detectors vs. Image Intensifiers

The Need for Digital Imaging Analog image intensifiers and digital flat plate detectors have their pros and cons. However, in today’s medical imaging field, digital imaging is the efficient way to go if hospitals, outpatient facilities, and private practices want to stay competitive. Digital images are easily transferred throughout the hospital and other health care … Read more

Mobile X-Ray Machine Pros And Cons

Collage of many X-rays in very good quality.

How is Mobile X-Ray Different from Portable X-Ray? Lots of companies and radiological websites use “portable” and “mobile” interchangeably which can be confusing among imaging professionals. In this blog, we will go over the differences as well as mobile x-ray machine pros and cons. A mobile x-ray machine can be disassembled to fit inside the … Read more

Rad Room Site Plan Checklist

Clean and light X-ray room with chest on monitor, panorama, copy space

Why is Now the Best Time to Consider a Rad Room Site Plan? As the world becomes vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus, fluoroscopic procedures along with plain X-rays will increase. That is why it is paramount that an imaging department has a rad room site plan in place before the volume increases.  An ideal … Read more

Radiological Health Department by US State

Woman Receiving Radiation Therapy Treatments for Cancer

Radiology License Information by US State Alabama Radiology License: Alabama Office of Radiation Control RSA Tower201 Monroe St., Suite 700Montgomery, Alabama 36104(334) 206-5391 Alaska Radiology License: Alaska Radiological Health Laboratory 4500 Boniface ParkwayAnchorage, Alaska 99507-2107(907) 334-2107 Arizona Radiology License: Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency, Radioactive Materials 4814 S. 40th St.Phoenix, Arizona 85040(602) 255-4845 Arkansas Radiology License: Arkansas Department of Health Radiologic Technology Licensure Program4815 … Read more

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