Your imaging equipment is a vital part of your business and needs to be cared for to function properly. Each equipment has different maintenance requirements, but some general tips apply to all imaging machines. Here are seven tips to keep your equipment in top shape:
Stick to a Schedule
You should have a regular maintenance schedule for all of your imaging equipment. This schedule should include when to clean and inspect the machines and when to perform more complete maintenance tasks. By sticking to a plan, you can ensure that your devices are always in top condition. If you have over one machine, stagger the maintenance tasks to have a working machine at all times.
Keep it Clean
Particles can build up on the machine and interfere with its performance.
If you are using the machine for medical purposes, it is essential to clean it to prevent the spread of infection.
These are only external—never try to open up the machine or tamper with its inner workings, as this can void your warranty. It can also be dangerous to try to repair the appliance yourself.
Only Use Approved Lubricants, Cleaners, and Attachments
If you need to lubricate any machine parts, only use approved lubricants. The same goes for cleaners and attachments—only use those specifically made for your machine model. Using the wrong products can damage the machine or void your warranty.
Inspect for Damage
It’s essential to inspect your imaging equipment regularly for any damage. Look for cracks, loose parts, or any other sign the machine is not in top condition. If you find any damage, don’t use the machine until you have fixed the problem. Instead, contact an authorized dealer or manufacturer for help.
Check the Settings
Make sure the machine is always correctly calibrated. Incorrect settings can lead to distorted images, which can make it difficult to diagnose patients accurately. You should also check the settings after a scheduled maintenance appointment on the machine. This quick tip can save you a lot of time and frustration.
Be Mindful of Your Environment
Your imaging equipment needs to be in a well-ventilated, temperature-controlled room. If the machine overheats, it can shut down or produce distorted images. Dust and other particles in the air can also build up on the device and interfere with its performance.
Train Your Employees
Training employees on adequately using and caring for the machine is essential if you have employees using the imaging equipment. This training should include how to operate the machine, how to clean it, and what to do if they notice any damage. By properly training your employees, you can help extend the life of your imaging equipment.
Following these tips, you can keep your imaging equipment in top condition. Proper care of your machines will help them last longer and function more effectively. Sign up for the JayXray newsletter for more tips on imaging equipment care and maintenance.