Buying a Cheap Click-Bait C-Arm on eBay? You'll pay big later.

9 Reasons eBay Is An Easy Way to Buy a Bad C-Arm

dbd@integritymed.com
Dienstag, Juli 30, 2019 - 10:47

Buying medical equipment for your imaging center can be a big hassle. The equipment is EXPENSIVE — tens of thousands of dollars — and just the buying process can take up hours of your time.  You may be thinking that the solution is to go cheap, fast, and easy on eBay.  You can buy EVERYTHING ON EBAY NOW! And you should — YOU SHOULD! Here are the top reasons why eBay is the EASIEST way to buy a C-arm…. 

1 - Don’t waste time on an inspection.  In fact, when you buy a C-Arm on eBay, you can’t inspect what you’re buying. The byline of most eBay medical equipment sellers is:  “‘What is pictured is what is sold.’

2 - What you see is what you get — you’ve got a picture of it! It certainly LOOKS like a C-Arm.  But does it look like a WORKING C-Arm….?

3- You don’t have to waste time reading the fine print on a warranty or service contract. Because when you buy a C-Arm on eBay, you don’t get a warranty of any kind. 

4 - Ditto on those pesky SPECS —When someone is selling a C-Arm on eBay, they leave out important information — the things that aren’t immediately apparent in a photograph, like software levels and diagnostic features. (i.e. Vascular vs. Non Vascular). 

5 - You don’t have to worry about shipping — in fact, the person you’re buying the machine from isn’t going to worry about it either. Even if the C-Arm does actually function before it’s shipped, unless it’s packed and transported by movers who specialize in medical imaging devices—and adequately insured—it could arrive on your doorstep damaged, and you’ve got no way to make a claim.

6 - And then there’s the hassle of getting the C-Arm from your doorstep and into your exam or OR room. Maybe you have a great receptionist who could just shuffle that 800 pound baby into the room.  Hate to burst your bubble but the system needs to be installed and calibrated by a trained service technician. EBay sellers generally don’t install and calibrate — much less care about how it actually gets from the truck into your building.

7 - Let’s say you’re lucky enough to get the system into your facility — undamaged — and you can find someone to install it. (Maybe your wife’s great uncle Harry from Chicago knows a guy….?) Buying from eBay gives you another fun opportunity — hiring someone to train your staff in how to use it.

8 - Do you hate paperwork?  Heck yeah, we all do.  But not as much as you eBay seller — he’s not going to file your FDA Form 2579, or register your system with your state Department of Health. PaperworkSchmaperwork, right? Your state inspector will TOTALLY dig this — and the hefty fines he’ll levy on your practice. 

9 - If you don’t worry about your state Department of Health, you’re definitely too chill to sweat a HIPPA violation — so just don’t worry about all those old patient records from previous users that are floating around on your c-arm’s hard drive. Your eBay seller didn’t delete them, but we’re not going to tell anyone.

10 - Since your eBay C-arm is, at this point, unregistered and chock full of HIPPA violations, you certainly will not want it to be programmed with your facility’s information. Those crappy scans will have another clinic’s name on them — SNAP!

11 - Who ya gonna call … when you get an error message, or your X-Ray tech has a question, or the image doesn’t look so good? Certainly not your eBay seller.  Once you plop your money down, you’ll never have to bother speaking to him again. Isn’t the Internet great — you just click a button and …. all the annoying people go away. Unfortunately, the helpful ones do too.

Yes — it’s easy, fast, and cheap to get a C-Arm on eBay. At first.  The headaches, FDA fines, repair bills, cancelled patients, and lost revenues all come AFTER that “savvy” eBay purchase. 

At Integrity Medical, we don’t sell cheap click-bait C-Arms — just ones that work.

Let Integrity Medical Quote you a 100% Deduction on 2018 Medical Equipment Purchases

THE ONE THING YOU SHOULD DO IN 2018 TO CUT YOUR TAX BILL

Rhonda Johnson
Dienstag, November 6, 2018 - 06:26

This one is a no-brainer — reduce your tax bill and add revenue to your practice. Purchase radiology equipment and deduct the purchase price under Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code. The deduction is good for both new and used equipment — the MRI, CT, Bone Densitometer, or Mammo machine you purchase before December 31, 2018 just needs to be “new to you”.  There is one catch — the equipment must be financed or purchased during the 2018 tax year.  

 

The IRS loves to fiddle around with the 179 tax break standards from year to year, so act on this now. Right now in 2018, Bonus Depreciation is being offered at 100% for all equipment, new and used — that wasn’t offered until the most recent tax law passed.  We’re seeing a large number of our smartest customers jumping on this easy tax break while it’s available — we don’t know what changes to to the tax laws are in store for 2019, so don't wait until next year. 

 

Integrity Medical has equipment available NOW, so call us at 1-800-722-3646 or email dbd@integritymed.com and request your 2018 TAX BREAK QUOTE.

 

You can read about this great tax break in more detail here:   https://www.section179.org/section_179_deduction/
 

Storm Season will Cause Electrical Issues with Your Medical Equipment

Understand the Different Types of Power Problems That Can Damage Your Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

Rhonda Johnson
Samstag, Juni 16, 2018 - 05:59

Part 1 in our Series on How to Protect Medical Equipment from Faulty and Unreliable Electrical Power 

Diagnostic Imaging Equipment is highly sensitive to electrical power problems.  Massive electrical events such as lightening strikes and total power failures can cause immediate and catastrophic damage to boards, connectors, tubes and other expensive replacement parts on a machine. Most often, though, the same damage will be caused by small flickers, surges, swells, or brownouts, as the electrical components of a machine are overtaxed, worn out, and frayed to the point that a chain of parts failures occurs.

Understanding the different kinds of power problems your medical equipment can be subjected to will help you to identify and prevent potential problems — before you’re hard down and faced with big repair bills, cancelled patient appointments, or glitches in the middle of a procedure. 

Common power quality disturbances include surges, spikes, swells, sags or brownouts, noise and outages. All of these power disturbances can cripple the equipment and place the care of the patients at risk.

 

If you need service on your Florida medical equipment, Chelsea oversees your project.

From Florida Medical Imaging Equipment Sales To A Very Special Mission to Africa

Rhonda Johnson
Donnerstag, Juli 20, 2017 - 01:18

Integrity Medical’s team does more than just help you find the best medical imaging equipment to fit your budget.  Our Florida Sales Representative, Chelsea Poppens, recently lent her talents and hard work to a very special project in Ivory Coast, Africa. Many of you in Southwest Florida, especially Lee and Collier counties, have met Chelsea as your area sales rep for diagnostic imaging equipment and service on your X-ray machines, bone densitometers, ultrasounds, and C-Arms. You know her for her persistence, enthusiasm, and genuine care for the good health of your medical equipment. 

Preventative Maintenance on Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Saves Money in the Long Run

Why You Need To Schedule Preventative Maintenance Now!

Rhonda Johnson
Mittwoch, Juli 12, 2017 - 06:24

Preventative maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your equipment is running at peak efficiency at all times. After spending the time and money to have equipment installed in your facility, the best way to protect your investment is to perform maintenance and routine inspection before a problem arises. Below are some of the best reasons to keep equipment repair in mind early.      

                                                                                                                                                     

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

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

dbd@integritymed.com
Freitag, Mai 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

dbd@integritymed.com
Mittwoch, März 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

dbd@integritymed.com
Samstag, März 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!

dbd@integritymed.com
Dienstag, Februar 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

dbd@integritymed.com
Dienstag, Februar 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.

 

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