CT tables and their weight capacities.

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It has become a common phenomenon for medical practitioners to wonder about the weight capacity of their CT tables. Unfortunately, there isn’t any specific answer when considering the weight capacity. In fact, it merely depends on the model.

It can be stated that the lowest-capacity CT table would be enough for around 100 patients. However, for certain specialties, it is essential to ensure that the facility looks into models that would be able to perform the intended scans on all patients that walk through the facility. Forgetting even the smallest detail could cost the medical center a significant amount of time and money that didn’t need to be lost in the first place.

For facilities to avoid these issues, the following information is provided to help gain particular knowledge on the most popular CT scanners in the market and the respective CT tables’ load capacity.

• The GE Discovery 750 HD has a maximum load capacity of 227 Kilograms which is around 500 pounds.
• The GE Highspeed CT/e, CT/e Dual has a maximum load capacity of 180 Kilograms which is equal to 397 pounds.
• The GE Hi-Speed NXI and the Lightspeed 16, 32, QXI, RT, and Ultra has a maximum load capacity of 205 Kilograms which is equal to 452 pounds.
• The Philips Brilliance 6, 10, 16, 40, and 64 slice has a maximum load capacity of 204 Kilograms which is equivalent to 450 pounds.
• The Toshiba Aquilion 8, 16, 32, and 64 slice CT has a maximum load capacity of 205 kilograms which is equal to 452 Kilograms.

These are merely a few of the popular systems in the market. If your facility does not see your option in the list, please feel free to contact Amber USA for the necessary inquiries.

Additionally, if your facility is looking for a CT scan 16 slice, 34 slice, 64 slice, or a variety of other CT scanner slice options, Amber USA is the place for you.
Amber USA also issues a variety of other used and refurbished medical imaging equipment. At the best prices, you can obtain various equipment including MRI scanners, x-ray equipment, Mammography equipment and much more.

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Protecting your flat panel detector.

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While it is agreed that flat panel detectors are both a practical and economical option for bringing digital radiography to medical imaging scanning, the worst can be expected if the panel faces damages as it rides around the facility.

For this reason, it is essential to take the necessary precautionary measures to ensure that the facility doesn’t face a loss through flat panel damages. This is where the use of flat panel detector cases come into play.
By using a flat panel detector case, improved protective capabilities can be ensured. A hard plastic shell would lock the panel and cover the edges of the device. These cases also offer a handle and protection from light impact damage, which could happen during patient positioning, during system movement through a hospital, as well as from fluid leakage or electronic damage.
The case also possesses an integrated scatter grid and also offers improved quality of images produced.
However, these cases do come with their own set of considerations. Flat panel cases will not be able to protect the panel from a bending force of trying to transfer a 300-pound patient. It is also suggested that flat panel cases do not be used with fixed x-ray systems.

A flat panel detector case averages between 1, 400 to 1, 500 USD. However, by having a flat panel detector case, it practically pays for itself as it shields even a single impact incident.
If you’re looking for more information on your medical imaging appliances and equipment, feel free to contact Amber USA for more details.

Additionally, Amber USA also has a longstanding reputation for issuing the highest quality used and refurbished medical imaging equipment at the best prices. A few of the many popular medical imaging devices provided by Amber USA include 128, 64, and 16 slice CT scanners, MRI equipment, x-ray equipment, and much more.

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AGFA Flat panel or Vieworks Flat panel detectors: which one is right for you?

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Since there have been incoming cuts for CR users, DR flat panel detectors are growing in the market like never before. Numerous panel manufacturers have been looking to fulfill the needs of medical facilities by providing high-quality products. However, having a lot of options might make the decision-making process a little slower for customers.

To help bring a little clarity to the decision, the following is a comparison made between two popular forms of digital flat panels provided by Vieworks and AGFA.

The similarities between the two devices can be seen as follows.

• The AGFA and Vieworks panels are identical when considering the construction of both devices.
• Both panels offer gadox or cesium scintillators.
• Both panels can be purchased in the standard sizes of 14” x 17” and 17” x 17”.

The difference between the two devices can be seen below.

• For the software suite of each device, AGFA panels use NXMusica whereas Vieworks uses VXVue.
• Vieworks flat panels have an AP mode which provides the ability to communicate directly with the workstation without the need for transmission through a control box. This feature is helpful for small to medium-sized facilities where traffic levels would allow panels to be shared between fixed rooms and portable x-ray systems.
• Vieworks panels can be purchased in 10” x 12” sizes for pediatric uses.
• The price of AGFA panels has been known cost around 20% more than Vieworks panels.
If the best outcomes are required by your medical imaging facility, feel free to contact Amber USA for more details on medical imaging equipment. Additionally, Amber USA also issues a variety of used and refurbished medical imaging equipment such as used GE x ray equipment, Siemens MRI machines, CT scanners of an array of slices, and much more.

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X-ray equipment: from used to refurbished

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What some vendors call refurbished might not match up to what another vendor would call refurbished. Amber USA is well aware of the ambiguity of the term “refurbished.” For that reason, Amber USA has devised the following information to make potential buyers aware of the refurbishment process used.

The table

The table is disassembled; the parts are cleaned, repainted, and refinished. The table is then taken to a staging bay to be reassembled. Bearings, cables, and connectors are thoroughly inspected and replaced as required. Once completed, the table is analyzed to follow OEM specifications.

X-ray tube.

The process is the same for this part of the system. The external parts of the support system are then inspected, cleaned, repainted, and replaced as required. The internal moving parts are thoroughly cleaned and checked for sticking, hang-ups, or grinding. The x-ray console and collimator and also inspected and parts are replaced as required. Once refinished, the components are then sent for reassembling according to OEM specifications.

The chest stand.

Similar to the tube and table of the x-ray machine, the process for this portion is also the same, i.e., Disassemble the chest stand, inspect the parts, clean the parts and replace them as required, and refinish the components. One finished, the parts are reassembled as per OEM specifications. However, testing is needed for the DICOM to confirm functionality.

Final testing.

Once the many portions of the x-ray equipment have been thoroughly refurbished, the system is reassembled as a single unit and carefully adjusted and tested as required. For a digital system, there would be specified care taken for testing the detector for bad pixels.
Once all procedures have been completed, the room would then be ready for customer preview. Once a buyer is interested in the system, the components are disassembled and shipped to the buyer. The reinstallation process is then conducted from the buyer’s end.

Amber USA makes it a priority to provide the best refurbishment process, not only for x-ray equipment but for all medical imaging equipment issued to buyers.
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How much is a mini-C going to cost?

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For medical facilities, when thinking of stepping up the C-Arm game, it is essential to consider the budget. It may seem like pain physicians are making the most use of out an already existing full-sized C-Arm, so other options may have to be considered. With that being said, the first thing that comes to mind is a mini-C-Arm. The compact design provided by C-Arms is a perfect fit for the minimal work needed for the more straightforward issues, such as pain in hands or feet.
But just how much would be needed to spend for bringing a mini C-Arm into the facility?

Used mini C-Arms can vary significantly in price depending on age, features, and manufacturers. Depending on those factors, it is likely that the amount could range between 19,000 to 50,000 USD.
To determine which C-Arm is right for which practice, two major factors would come into play and includes the equipment options and the services offered.

Equipment options.

The factor that would affect the price the most would be the model of the mini C-Arm chosen. Flat digital detector systems may fall on the higher end, whereas, systems like the OEC 6600 may appear on the lower end of the spectrum.

Mini C-Arm services.

The services offered for these systems would typically include refurbishment, delivery, application training session, set-up, and a few other factors depending on the vendor.
Keep in mind that the purchase is entirely up to the buyer itself. The balance between the equipment chosen and the services offered can be customized to fit buyer requirements.

If you require assistance in choosing the right mini C-Arm for your medical practices, feel free to contact Amber USA. Amber USA offers a variety of used and refurbished radiology equipment according to customer preferences to make sure each and every buyer is satisfied with their purchase to provide efficient services for patient needs.

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