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Important Records to Keep with your Medical Equipment

Rhonda Johnson
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:00

Don't Lose that FDA Form!

We get calls every week from past and current customers in a panic over paperwork. A Department of Health inspector has dropped in, and wants to see a copies of the 2579 form for the c-arm and the bone densitometer. A state Department of Revenue auditor is asking who paid the sales tax on the refurbished CT scanner the facility leased three years ago. Or you’ve finally found a serious buyer for the MRI you’re replacing, but before she finalizes the purchase, she wants copies of the software license codes, user passwords, and operator manuals.

What to keep and where to keep it – solving that (not-so-simple) problem about the new or refurbished diagnostic imaging equipment installed in your facility can save you lots of time, headaches – and money – in the future.

We know that it’s all too easy to get busy scanning patients – and garnering profits – with that newly-installed C-Arm or Rad Room. Paperwork, and filing it in the right places, is the least of your worries. But if you file the important stuff so you (or whoever might be in your job a few years from now) can find it when you need it, you’ll thank your busy self in the future.

How To Purchase A Refurbished MRI: Part 2

dbd@integritymed.com
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:00

In Part 1 of “How To Purchase A Refurbished MRI” we talked about some of the different types of MRI’s— High-Field, Open, and Extremity.  We also discussed briefly the market in the U.S. for used and refurbished MRI’s, and how important it is to choose the correct vendor. 

In this Part 2 we’ll discuss how advance planning, facility design, installation, and training will ultimately determine the success of your new project.

Refurbish & Repair Your Medical Imaging Equipment

dbd@integritymed.com
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:00

A very challenging restoration on a fluoro handle from a Toshiba CT Scanner for an insurance company. The cost for replacing this part would have been over $12,000. We did the job for 1/10 of the OEM cost.

How To Purchase A Refurbished MRI: Part 1

dbd@integritymed.com
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:00

Purchasing Used, Pre-Owned, Refurbished MRI Systems: An Overview Purchasing a refurbished MRI, whether a High-Field, an Open MRI, or an Extremity MRI requires a good deal of due diligence on the part of the buyer. The used MRI marketplace on the internet is large and confusing to even the most sophisticated buyer. Like any other complex project, the more research you do upfront, the less hassle you will have in the long run.

Most dealers and brokers of used and refurbished MRI’s do not sell from a large stock or inventory. It is just not cost-effective to move these expensive devices around the country, incurring rigging, shipping and storage costs. Therefore, when you buy a second-hand or pre-owned MRI, you may receive a system direct from the site that is currently using the system, with the dealer acting as a broker, and/or reseller. This is a good opportunity to check the system, judge image quality, see how it has been maintained, and make sure the machine has all the features you require.

Breaking News: Brand New C-Arm Model!

dbd@integritymed.com
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 11:00

The just-released, NEW 2015 Comed/GEMSS Spinel-3G C-Arm replaces the award-winning Comed KMC-950, with many new features and improvements. The company COMED Medical has also re-branded as GEMSS Medical Inc., reflecting a more international flavor to its Korean roots.

 

This full-featured, robust product has been making great waves in the C-Arm market, selling for about the same, or only slightly more than GE, Siemens and Philips’ de-featured, low-powered ENTRY-LEVEL C-Arms. The Spinel-3G in comparison sells for 35-40% LESS than the competitions full-featured products.

The GEMSS Spinel-3G has ALL the features of the big boys— and then some— for a lot less money.

C-Arm Resource Page

Rhonda Johnson
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:00

If you own a C-Arm machine, are looking to BUY a new or refurbished C-Arm, SELL used C-Arms, USE or SERVICE a C-Arm... this page is your One-Stop place!

Angelina Jolie Should Have a Bone Density Test

Rhonda Johnson
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:00

HOW BONE DENSITOMETRY CAN HELP ANGELINA JOLIE COPE WITH THE AFTERMATH OF HER LATEST SURGERY TO PREVENT CANCER, AND WHY THE TEST WILL BE CRUCIAL FOR HER HEALTH

Angelina Jolie has made Women's Health history once again. Two years after revealing her drastic double mastectomy, she announced in The New York Times yesterday that she has since undergone a prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy -- the removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Jolie, a mother, human rights activist, director and actress, carries the BRCA 1 mutation, which is associated with an estimated 87% increased risk for breast cancer and a 59% risk for ovarian cancer. Jolie lost her mother, grandmother, and aunt to cancer.

 

C-Arm Smart Price Guide-- From High Cost To Low Cost

Rhonda Johnson
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:00

Please use the following chart as a guideline to current C-Arm pricing.  

And be sure to see the link below for downloading our new "Smart Guide To Buying A C-Arm"

Download Our New Free "Smart Guide To Buying C-Arms"

Rhonda Johnson
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:00

"Our Smart Guides Make Smart Buyers Smarter."

This new guide is the most comprehensive ebook ever published on buying C-Arms!

From the 100's of questions we receive every month, we provide you a concise information source in one easy to read format so you can make the best decision when buying your next C-Arm.

In this guide:

  • An overview of the C-Arm
  • The parts of a C-Arm
  • C-Arm Sizes & Room Specifications
  • C-Arm Models and Manufacturers
  • Refurbishing a C-Arm
  • DICOM, PACS and Networking

Download Your Smart Guide To Buying A C-Arm Now!

 

Comed KMC 950 C-Arm is a Surprise Success

dbd@integritymed.com
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 11:00

The new Comed KMC-950 took us by surprise. We did not expect to see a Korean C-Arm that could go “toe-to-toe” with GE/OEC for quality, ease of use and features. Think Samsung and Hyundai.

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