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Common issues with x-ray collimator heads

X-ray machine collimator

The three things that can go wrong with General X-ray collimator heads When working with X-ray tubes and images very little thought is given to the collimator head which is a significant part to the X-ray unit. Collimators contain a series of mirrors, lights and lead leaves or strips to direct and filter the X-ray … Read more

Full-Size C-Arms vs. Mini C-Arms

Mini C-arms Vs. Full-size C-arms

Both full-size C-arms and mini C-arms are integral to any imaging department’s arsenal. What are their differences and what are they used for? Full-size C-Arms Full-size C-arms are more powerful and have more room to accommodate different parts of the body. There are many brands and types to choose from, for example, the OEC 9600, … Read more

Know The Quantum Rad Room Options

Quantum Radiographic Room Options

General rad rooms have just gotten smarter with Quantum’s wide selection of smart rad room digital systems. All Quantum Rad rooms are compatible with both DR and CR systems which makes upgrades on current rad rooms easy and affordable. Quantums “Drive” upgrade offers a 17 by 17 inch fixed panel and/or a 14 by 17 … Read more

How To Extend The Battery Life On Your C-Arm

OEC 9800 C-arm Battery

Plugging in the C-arm every day will extend the battery life of your C-arm and keep it operating to it’s peak capacity. C-arms are expensive, massive pieces of equipment that require a lot of power to run. They are used in surgery, gastrointestinal labs, and pain centers around the world for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. … Read more

C-Arm, Fluoroscopy And Image Aquisition

Fluoroscopy image acquisition on a C-arm

Image acquisition on a mobile C-arm for fluoroscopy procedures is either done via an image intensifier (ii) or a flat plate detector. Early models of stationary flouro units were either mounted to the floor or the ceiling and couldn’t achieve extreme angles. They were used in cardiac catheterization labs for angiograms or interventional radiology suites … Read more

What is Tesla in an MRI Scanner?

MRI scanner magnetic field and coils and

Tesla is a SI (International System) unit of measurement for magnetic field strength and was named after the Serbian born scientist Nikola Tesla. One Tesla is equal to 10,000 gauss. The earth’s magnetic field is about 0.5 Super conducting MRI scanners use Tesla to measure their magnetic force To describe the “magnetic force” in a … Read more

Are Zero Boil Off MRI Scanners Worth the Heavy Price Tag?

Zero boil off MRI vs. standard MRI Scanner

Let’s dispel a common misconception about the zero boil off MRI Scanner. The refills of liquid helium are still required but not as much as the earlier models. The current cooling technology has improved on MRI units since the 1980’s and 1990’s which prevents significant boil off of liquid helium.  So what are the advantages … Read more

GE OEC 9800 vs. Philips Pulsera C-Arm Comparison

GE OEC 9800 vs. Philips Pulsera C-Arm Comparison

This article will cover the differences between the two most popular units in the world today, GE OEC 9800 vs. Philips Pulsera. Both C-Arms can produce quality images with virtually the same tech specs and features. The Two Major Differences of Both Units The Pulsera comes with a 12-inch image intensifier which makes it ideal … Read more

Upgrade to Digital With a Quick Digital X-ray Retrofit

Digital X-ray retrofit portable screen

Analog portable machines are outdated and need to be replaced with digital equipment to remain competitive and compatible with other health care networks. Doctors and patients are expecting images and results to be easily accessible and electronically sent to other facilities for review. A digital x-ray retrofit is a cost effective way to upgrade to … Read more

Preventing MRI Accidents

MPreventing MRI accidents

MRI exams are often associated with imaging without radiation. Therefore, they are deemed safer than CT or plain x-ray exams. But just like any other medical procedure, precautions must be followed to keep patients and healthcare personnel safe and avoid MRI accidents. There are over 30,000 MRI units installed worldwide with different exams being ordered for various studies. … Read more


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