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The Control-X Z-Motion--very sophisticated, affordable digital X-ray.

Digital X-Ray Upgrades & Retro-Fits: Increasing Through-Put

David Denholtz
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 02:11

The decison for most healthcare facilities to "go digital" happened years ago.  That said, there are many places that we speak to on a weekly basis that are still struggling to manage daily patient throughput with 1st Generation digital X-ray.  

 

 

 

A HAPPY Stellant CT Injector

Is Your Contrast-Media Injector Happy? Yearly Calibrations for CT, MRI and Cath/Angio

David Denholtz
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 22:22

We like to keep Contrast Injectors happy since they play such a critical role in imaging. Yearly Preventive Maintenance (PMs) and calibrations on Contrast-Media Injectors are important, and should not be neglected if you wish your injectors (and your practice managers) to be happy. Whether you own a CT Injector, an MRI injector, or an Angio Injector, your facility should be doing annual PM's to insure the safety of the device.

The Widebore Siemens Espree MRI

Siemens Espree 1.5T MRI is STILL #1 in Refurbished MRI's

David Denholtz
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 05:15

For perhaps the last 4-5 years, the number one requested MRI on the used and refurbished equipment market is the Siemens Widebore, High-Field MRI-- the Somatom Espree.

 

Chelsea showing her excitement over a new Mini C-Arm

IntegrityMed TV? Yes we have videos!

David Denholtz
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 22:28

We have a very enthusiastic and telegenic young staff who love to show off each imaging system that comes through our doors.    We call the videos they make IntegrityMed TV !  Click here to check out the videos.

 

 

Our 2nd Comed/GEMSS Spinel-3G For Same Client Installed

Integrity Client Buys 2nd GEMSS Spinel-3G C-Arm-- Installed January 2017

David Denholtz
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 22:31

The new GEMSS (previously Comed) C-Arm, the Spinel-3G is a fantastic C-Arm, with great image quality at at half the price of a new GE 9900.

Our clients in Pennsylvania are big fans of the equipment, having recently purchased a second unit from Integrity for their new location.

 

C-Arm Accuracy and Safety: Proper Calibration is Key

David Denholtz
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:00

Ready to buy a refurbished C-Arm? How do you know the system you are purchasing is accurate and calibrated?

C-Arm dose reduction is a big topic today, and a key component of this is proper calibration of your refurbished C-Arm to insure correct output and accuracy.  We need radiation to make good images, but we need to make certain that we use "just enough." Protecting patients, technicians, and physicians is key to this, as we insure they these people aren’t receiving a larger than necessary dose.

Finishing the final touched on our Philips FD20 installation.

Is The Philips Allura Xper FD20 A Great Cath Lab?

David Denholtz
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 01:44

Is The Philips Allura Xper FD20 A Great Cath Lab?

The quick answer to the question posed above is— yes, absolutely.  The longer answer is detailed below.

It seems like we get calls every week asking us which interventional cardiac and vascular lab we would suggest.

The answer is always two-fold:

1. What is your budget?

2. What studies do you plan on performing?

Let’s make contact at RSNA 2015 in Chicago!

Rhonda Johnson
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 01:42

Integrity Medical marks its 26th year at the RSNA.

We would love to meet you and discuss your refurbished equipment needs for the coming year.

David Denholtz has meetings available on Monday, November 30, Tuesday, December 1, and Wednesday, December 2

A BAD BAD Hologic Tank Membrane-- spotty with leaky oil.

Is it a Tube? Is it a Tank? It’s the Hologic DEXA Tube/Tank Assembly!

David Denholtz
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:00

Hologic makes a great Bone Densitometer. As a matter of fact, from their QDR-4500 series introduced in 1995, to their Discovery series, still manufactured today, Hologic has arguably had the most reliable DEXA scanner on the market.

And a lot of that reliability has to do with Hologic’s X-ray Tube and High-Voltage Tank assembly. As the beating heart of the Hologic DEXA, the X-Ray tube is enclosed in an oil-filled tank, which both cools the tube and prolongs its life.

Since these two assemblies are inextricably connected, both literally and figuratively, you can’t separate one from the other. This is why you’ll hear some people call this assembly a tank, while others call it a tube. Really, it is both!

Is Your CT Scanner XR-29 Compliant? And If Not, Why Not?

David Denholtz
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:00

If your imaging center or or free-standing facility owns a CT Scanner— or is thinking about buying one— and you don’t yet know what XR-29 is, you should read this blog soon, if not today.

 

The new radiation standard for CT set by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and its Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) divisionis officially called "XR-29 Standard Attributes on Computed Tomography Equipment Related to Dose Optimization and Management.” More commonly known as just XR-29and/or MITA SmartDose, it was created in response to a 2009 FDA report that approximately 200 patients in an 18-month period received radiation doses far in excess of protocol.

Beginning in 2016, CT scans performed on machines that are not compliant with XR-29 will receive a 5 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement. That reduction increases to 15 percent if CT machines still aren’t compliant in 2017.

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