X-ray purchase checklist – Ask before you buy

This is X-ray Buying guide Table of Contents.  If you're thinking of buying X-ray machine, this is a must read!  You can see an outline of topics that are being covered  And this page will be periodically updated.  Click on any link below…

Should I Rent or Buy C-Arm? What about leasing?

One of the biggest questions that comes up when you first realize you need a C-Arm in your office is what kinds of C-Arm you want.  And then once you figure out how much the C-Arm you want costs, often more than expected, then the question…

Should I get Extended Warranty on my C-Arm?

What’s the biggest waste of money in the world?  I say Insurance... until you need the coverage.  Then it’s a saving grace, and you’re suddenly glad you’ve been paying all those years toward your insurance.  As you can imagine, an…
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Absolute MUST HAVE Fluoroscopy C-Arm for a Lab

There are certain things in life that you really Must Have.  I'm talking about the type of things that you may not 'need' to survive per see... but it makes so much sense that you should have it.  Some examples of these are a cup of coffee…

How to figure out what C-Arm I can afford, C-Arm ROI

Recently I bought a paint sprayer and I wanted to spend about $100 on it.  I know very little about paint sprayers.  Yet, I had a magic number of $100 in my head and I ended up finding one for $109.  Maybe I was lucky, or maybe I have amazing…

Mini C-Arm Price Range Guideline

Mini C-Arm price range can vary from 20K ~ 90K range. Typically pricing is based on the year and condition of the system, and there are few new players in the market like Smart-C that can shake up things a bit. There’s also Mobile DI by Orthoscan,…

Rise of Stationary Anode C-Arm – Power vs Efficiency

I would be the first one to say, up until last year, ' Don't even bother with Stationary Anode C-Arms with 2~5kW tube since it lacks power'. In fact, I even wrote an article about it: Rotating vs. Stationary Anode on C-Arm  I was always curious…
Best C-Arm for Orthopedic Office

Best C-Arm for Orthopedic Office – Mini-C or Full Sized C-Arm

Some are easy... If a pain management doctor is looking for a C-Arm, we'd recommend a full-sized C-Arm.  For a hand specialist, a Mini C-Arm would be the obvious choice.  But in between, I have learned that many orthopedic offices are not…
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Smart-C, The Most Portable Mini C-Arm – ‘Next’ in Technology

When I first opened up the sturdy pelican case I received that had Smart-C inside, I was curious about what I was unboxing.  Weighing just under 50lbs the case was not heavy enough nor big enough for a Mini C-dsfsdArm. Before Smart-C, I thought…
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New C-Arm on the block, Skan-C

Skanray is one of the newest rising stars in the market.  This new system became available at the end of 2019.  While the pandemic definitely put a dent in Skanray's launch efforts, this new C-Arm, the Skan-C, arrived when providers needed…

How to maintain your C-Arm Imaging Equipment during COVID-19 Season

Many non-urgent healthcare facilities are currently operating remotely or closed due to COVID-19 lockdown.  If you're part of a facility that's currently not operational or have paused your procedures, that means many of your regularly used…
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Biggest Question on C-Arm Table – Headrest or Rectangular Top?

Hardest decision I make everyday is 'What to eat for lunch'.  Mainly because I'm not so excited to choose between small number of options near me.  When it comes to equipment purchase, there's one question that's just as daunting to buyers…

How to Understand Equipment Financing

One of the most confusing secrets of equipment purchasing is equipment financing.  Unlike mortgages or other tightly regulated industries, medical devices have fewer restrictions on how the loan is setup, which means there are more options…